The Snapdragon 675 processor is an 11nm chipset launched last year, and we were expecting Xiaomi to be the first to launch a phone with this processor. But HiSense, a Chinese company, showcased its smartphone named HiSense U30 at the CES 2019 and this is the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 675 processor. Along with this, the U30 is also the first phone to have a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor. If you don’t know, Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 7 today in China with the same sensor on the back.
Apart from the processor and the camera, the HiSense U30 is also one of the few phones that we have seen till now with a punch hole camera display. The display panel is made by Tianma, which is a Chinese company which makes displays for various products. There is a leather-like finish on the back panel for a better grip.
The display is a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ panel, and the company calls it an O-Infinity Display. Well, we all know from where HiSense got the inspiration for this name, right? The processor that powers the HiSense U30 is the Qualcomm SM6150, which is the internal name of the Snapdragon 675 processor as confirmed by a Qualcomm’s spokesperson. It is an 11nm octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.0GHz. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear, and the phone also has Face Unlock. The U30 has 6/8GB RAM and 128GB ROM.
On the rear, there is a primary 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor, coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone has a 20MP single camera for selfies and Face Unlock. There is also a big 4,500mAh battery underneath & the U30 also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0. Finally, Android 9 Pie runs out of the box with the VISION UI on top.
Looking at all these specifications, the HiSense U30 seems an excellent mid-ranger. The company said that it’d launch the phone in March and it is going to be available in China, Russia and some parts of Europe. It is hard to say if it’ll arrive in markets like the US or India.