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Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ with 5G support and 40W fast charging launched in China

On: April 15, 2020

OnePlus launched its latest flagships, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro yesterday through an online event. Before the dust can settle around the OnePlus 8 series, Honor has gone ahead and launched its much-anticipated flagship series. The Honor 30 series has been leaked numerous times in the past giving us a glimpse into the powerful hardware that they will come packing. Now, the Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ are finally here and they are definitely one of the most powerful smartphones out there in terms of performance as well as camera prowess. Let’s take a look at what the latest flagship series offers out of the box.

Honor 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ specifications and features

The Honor 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ come with flagship Kirin 990 SoC and powerful zooming camera setup

The Honor 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ come with flagship Kirin 990 SoC and powerful zooming camera setup

The Honor 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ are both equipped with 6.57-inch OLED displays with QHD+ resolution. These smartphones are also the first from the brand to flaunt a 90Hz display. The displays come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass layer, and 70-degree super-curved edges. In the performance department, the Honor 30 Pro variants sports the flagship Kirin 990 5G chipset with a Mali-G76 GPU. The Pro variant comes with 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB of native storage. The Pro+ variant will be offered in 8GB and 12GB RAM options with 256GB storage. The storage on these smartphones is expandable through a nanoSD card.

In the camera department, the Honor 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ flaunt a triple-camera setup on the back with a 40MP RYYB IMX600 primary lens for the former, and a 50MP UltraVision MX700 main sensor for the Pro+. The primary lenses are accompanied by a 16MP ultrawide angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS. The camera setup offers 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom In the front, the latest flagships feature dual punch-hole cutout housing a 32MP + 8MP super-wide-angle camera setup. Lastly, the phones are powered by 4,000mAh batteries with support for 40W fast charging, 27W fast wireless charging and wireless reverse charge. They boot the Android 10-based Magic UI 3.1.0, however, they do not feature support for Google apps and services due to the Huawei ban in the US.

Honor 30 specifications and features

The Honor 30 features an integrated 5G modem and 40MP quad cameras

The Honor 30 comes with a smaller 6.53-inch OLED display with FHD+ screen resolution. Powering the smartphone is the newest HiSilicon Kirin 985 processor, which is less powerful than the 990 but retains the integrated 5G chip. The Honor 30 is being offered in 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB configurations. The phone boots the Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10 and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery featuring 40W fast charging. Honor claims that the smartphone can charge up to 75 percent in just 30 minutes.

Coming to the imaging department, the Honor 30 flaunts a 40MP + 8MP ultra-wide-angle + 8MP telephoto + 2MP macro setup on the back. For selfies, there is a single 32MP snapper on the front in a punch-hole cutout.

Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro+ pricing and availability

The Honor 30 is priced at  RMB 2,999 (~Rs 32,500) for 6GB variant,  RMB 3,199 (~Rs 34,600) for 8GB+ 128GB model and RMB 3,499 (~Rs 37,890) for the top-end 8GB + 256GB variant. The 30 Pro is priced at RMB 3,999 (~Rs 43,300) and RMB 4,399 (~Rs 47,600) for the 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants, respectively. The Honor 30 Pro+ will start at RMB 4,999, which is roughly Rs 54,000. All three models will go on pre-booking in China starting April 15th, and the sales will begin on April 21st. There’s no word on a global launch as of now.

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