Honor 30 Series goes official with periscope cameras
Honor 30 Series is now official in China, and surprisingly, we got not two but three flagships under this series named Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+. So, it looks like Honor has certainly taken notes from Huawei for the names of its phones. Anyways, the price starts at 2,999 Yuan for the Honor 30 and goes all the way up to 5,499 Yuan for the Honor 30 Pro+.
Honor 30 comes with a gorgeous design, and there are two colour options where there is large Honor branding on the rear. Talking about the rear, there are Quad cameras placed in a rectangular housing on the top left. On the front, there is a punch-hole design featuring a single selfie camera in a punch-hole cutout.
The USB Type-C port is present on the bottom alongside the speaker grill and the SIM slot & there is no headphone jack.
The display on the front is a 6.53-inch OLED panel with Full-HD+ resolution & 20:9 aspect ratio. It is not a high-refresh-rate display, though. The fingerprint scanner is, unsurprisingly, placed under the display. The SOC powering this device is the all-new Kirin 985 SOC featuring an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G77 GPU. Other notable features of this SOC is the Kirin ISP 5.0, NPU, 5G support etc.
There is 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage.
There is a Quad camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 40 megapixel camera with a 1/1.7-inch sensor and RYYB filter. It is paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera, an 8 Megapixel periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom + OIS, and a 2 Megapixel macro camera. There is a 32 Megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture lens.
Honor 30 comes with a 4,000mAh battery underneath and support for 40W fast charging via USB Type-C port. There is no Wireless Charging support. Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10 runs out of the box.
HONOR 30 PRO – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
The Honor 30 Pro has the same design as the Honor 30 except for the fact that it has a curved display on the front instead of a flat-screen as on the Honor 30. Also, the rear camera setup has a slightly different placement for the LED flash, which is another differentiating factor. Finally, there are dual selfie cameras placed in a punch-hole cutout instead of just one.
The display on the front is a 6.57-inch OLED Waterfall panel with Full-HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, there is Kirin 990 5G SOC featuring Mali-G76 GPU. There is 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. The battery size is the same as the Honor 30’s, i.e., a 4,000mAh unit. There is 40W Fast Wired Charging and no wireless charging support.
Talking about the cameras, the Honor 30 Pro features a triple camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 40 Megapixel Sony IMX600 sensor with RYYB filter, a secondary 16 Megapixel ultrawide camera, and a third 8 Megapixel periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom. The fourth circle that you see on the rear is not a camera but the laser Autofocusing system.
On the front, there are dual selfie cameras that include a primary 32 Megapixel camera paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera. While there is no dedicated Macro camera on the Honor 30 Pro, the ultrawide camera can shoot macro photos as well.
Finally, there are stereo speakers, and Android 10 runs out of the box with Magic UI 3.1.0 on top.
HONOR 30 PRO+ – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
The Honor 30 Pro+ is basically the Honor 30 Pro but a couple of extra features like Wireless Charging support, huge primary sensor on the rear, and a high-refresh-rate display. It has the same size since the display size is the same as Honor 30 Pro i.e., a 6.57-inch OLED FHD+ panel. The difference is that the display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch-sampling rate.
The SOC is also the same i.e., Kirin 990 5G. The Honor 30 Pro+ comes in 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB storage options.
The rear camera setup is slightly different compared to the Honor 30 Pro. Yes, there is the same 16 Megapixel ultrawide camera and the same 8 Megapixel 5X Telephoto camera, but the main difference comes when we talk about the primary camera. There is a 50 Megapixel 1/1.28-inch Sony IMX700 sensor, and it is the biggest camera sensor that Sony has ever made for a smartphone.
On the front, there is a dual-camera setup that includes a primary 32 Megapixel camera paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera.
Finally, the phone has a 4,000mAh battery, 40W Fast Wired Charging and 27W Fast Wireless Charging.
HONOR 30 SERIES – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Honor 30 comes in four color options – black, green, silver and purple. Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
6GB + 128GB – 2,999 Yuan ($424)
8GB + 128GB – 3,199 Yuan ($452)
8GB + 256GB – 3,499 Yuan ($495)
The Honor 30 Pro comes in silver, purple, black, and green as well and here is the pricing –
8GB + 128GB – 3,999 Yuan ($565)
8GB + 256GB – 4,399 Yuan ($622)
Finally, the Honor 30 Pro+ comes in Black, Silver and Green colors and in two storage options. Here is the pricing –
8GB + 256GB – 4,999 Yuan ($707)
12GB + 256GB – 5,499 Yuan ($778)
The Honor 30 Series is already up for pre-order in China with sales starting on April 21st. There is no word on the global launch yet.