Honor 30S to launch in China on March 30th

On: March 19, 2020

Popular smartphone maker Honor is all set to launch its new budget smartphone in China on March 30th. A new post on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo confirms the news. Although details are currently scarce, the Honor 30S will likely launch via an online-only event. The Honor 30S is part of the Honor 30 lineup that will include Honor 30 and Honor 30 Pro flagship devices that may go official in the coming month.. The Honor 30S was earlier spotted clearing 3C certification in China.

Honor 30S March 30 Launch

Official poster confirms that Honor 30S will debut on March 30 in China

The Weibo post does not reveal the specifications of the device but stresses on the chipset. It is believed that the Honor 30S is powered by the upcoming HiSilicon Kirin 820 SoC which supports 5G connectivity. 

The Kirin 820 is said to be in the same league as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765, another popular 5G-compliant chipset currently available. The Kirin 820 is rumoured to be designed around the 7nm architecture and feature a Mali-G77 GPU and Cortex-A 77 CPU cores, which promise to deliver an upgraded NPU and ISP.

Previous reports suggest the Honor 30S features 30W fast charge support, although there is no official confirmation at the time of publication. Leaked renders have revealed that Honor 30S flaunts a quad-camera setup at the rear consisting of a high-resolution primary camera, an ultra-wide sensor, and two sensors for macro and depth photography. 

Like the Honor 20S from last year, the Honor 30S may arrive with a punch-hole display. Another interesting feature as deciphered from a leaked render is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which unfortunately hints at the exclusion of a LCD display.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.