Huawei sub-brand Honor announced three new smartphones in its brand new Honor 30 series at a special event in China today. These devices are namely Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+. Last month, Huawei also announced the P40 series which includes the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. It seems Huawei is following the trend of launching at least three smartphones in its flagship series lineup. All the three Honor 30 flagships adopt a similar design with an OLED display plastered on top. Let’s have a detailed look at each and every feature of the Honor 30 series.
Honor 30 Pro+
Starting with the most powerful model, the Honor 30 Pro+ comes with a 6.57-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) dual hole-punch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Kirin 990 SoC coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There is also support for the NM card for further memory extension up to 256GB.
In terms of optics, the Honor 30 Pro+ offers a quad-camera setup with a big 1/1.28 inch 50-megapixel IMX700 sensor by Sony. The main sensor is paired with a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 17mm equivalent lens that doubles as a macro camera and an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto shooter with 5x optical zoom and up to 50x digital zoom. The camera also supports AI RAW photos and 4K video capture at 60 fps.
At the front, there is a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. There’s a 4000mAh battery with 40W fast charging support, 27W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging feature.
The device is IP54 certified for dust and water-resistant, features an in-display fingerprint sensor, and runs on Android 10 with Magic UI 3.1 on top. It measures 160.32 x 73.61 x 8.63mm and weighs 186 grams. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, Wi-Fi 6, and USB Type-C port. Additionally, the phone comes with TUV Rheinland eye protection.
Honor 30 Pro
The specifications of Honor 30 Pro are mostly alike to that of Honor 30 Pro+ except for the main camera sensor. The device is equipped with a 40MP camera with a Sony IMX600 sensor f/1.8 aperture. The Honor 30 Pro has a different RAM version and has a 60Hz refresh rate for screen compared to 60Hz of Plus model. There is also no 27W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging feature.
The standard Honor 30 sports a 6.53-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a single punch-hole cutout in the top left corner for the 32 MP selfie cam. The panel sports a 20:9 aspect ratio and also comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner. The device is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
The quad-camera setup on the Honor 30 phone includes a 40-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.4 aperture, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/3.4 aperture, and a last 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto lens supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom.
The device packs with a 4000mAh battery with 40W SuperCharging fast charging technology. It is just 8.10mm thick and weighs 185 grams.
Price and Availability:
The Honor 30 series comes in Midnight Black, Green, Titanium Silver and Neon Purple colors (No Neon purple for Pro+) and available to purchase starting from April 21st. The following are the price details of all the three models –
- 6GB + 128GB: CNY 2,999 ($425)
- 8GB + 128GB: CNY 3,199 ($453)
- 8GB + 256GB: CNY 3,499 ($496)
Honor 30 Pro:
- 8GB + 128GB: CNY 3,999 ($566)
- 8GB + 256GB: CNY 4,399 ($623)
Honor 30 Pro+:
- 8GB + 256GB: CNY 4,999 ($708)
- 12GB + 256GB: CNY 5,499 ($779)
Currently, the Honor 30 series is announced exclusively for the Chinese market. Availability and pricing for regions outside of China are unknown at this stage.