Honor launched a new mid-range phone today in China named the Honor 30S. As the name indicates, it is the successor of Honor 20S which launched last year with the Kirin 810 SOC & a punch-hole design.
The 30S is the first smartphone to launch with the all-new Kirin 820 5G SOC, and as we have seen in the form of benchmark scores, this chipset beats even the Snapdragon 855 of last year. So that also makes it an interesting mid-range smartphone as it perhaps the most powerful mid-range SOC currently in the market.
HONOR 30S – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
It retains the punch-hole design that we saw with the last year’s Honor 20S, but the rear is different this time. Not only there are now four cameras (three on the 20S), the cameras are now placed in a rectangular camera module that also has the LED flash & the ‘AI’ branding in it.
Below the camera module, there is the ’64MP/3X Tele’ text which means there is a primary 64MP camera and a 3X Telephoto camera. The USB Type-C port, the headphone jack, and the speaker grill are all placed on the bottom. The fingerprint scanner is on the right side and doubles as the power button.
The Honor 30S comes with a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ LTPS LCD panel & it is a normal 60Hz panel. Under the hood, there is the Kirin 820 5G SOC that comes with an octa-core CPU (1x Cortex-A76 Based clocked at 2.36GHz + 3x Cortex-A76 Based clocked at 2.22GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.84GHz), and the Mali-G57 GPU.
The phone comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Talking about the cameras, there is a Quad camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 64-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture lens, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a third 8 Megapixel 3X Telephoto lens, and a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16 Megapixel camera for selfies.
Finally, there is a 4,000mAh battery & the phone supports 40W Fast Charging via USB Type-C port. Android 10 runs out of the box with Magic UI 3.1.1 running on top.
HONOR 30S – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The Honor 30S comes in three colours – Black, White, and Green. Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
- 8GB + 128GB – 2,399 Yuan ($338)
- 8GB + 256GB – 2,699 Yuan ($380)
Pre-orders start today & the phone will be on sale in China starting April 7th.
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