Honor has officially took wrap off three new smartphones in China today – the Honor 30, the Honor 30 Pro, and the Honor 30 Pro+. With the way the company has been going recently, it looks like it is committed to the Pro+ moniker this year, making it the second such device after Huawei launched the Pro+ model in its P40 series last month. All three new models comes with similar design which includes an OLED display, a punch-hole camera up front, and a rectangular camera setup at the back.

Just like the OnePlus 8 that was launched yesterday, Honor is marketing the Honor 30 as a compact 5G flagship. The phone weighs just 185 grams and measures 8.1mm in thickness. On the other hand, the Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ models have an 8.38mm body and weigh 186 grams and 190 grams respectively. So all the three models are pretty lightweight. The company has used a 3D curved back on all three models giving them better ergonomics.

Honor 30

The Honor 30 and 30 Pro comes in four colors – Neon Purple, Black, Green, and Silver. The Honor 30 Pro+ has just three colors, Black, Silver, and Green. Interestingly, the Honor logo takes up nearly half of the back on all the three models.

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Cameras: Honor 30 Series

The camera setup is the main point of attraction of all the three Honor 30 models. In fact, the Honor 30 Pro+ scored 125 on DxOMark, making it the second best behind the top scorer of 128, the Huawei P40 Pro.


So, this means the Pro+ shares the same primary camera as the P40 Pro and features a 50x telephoto periscope lens.

Honor 30 Pro+ camera specs – Triple Cameras

  • 50MP RYYB IMX700 sensor – same as the P40 Pro – large 1/1.28-inch sensor and 2.44um pixels
  • Periscope Telephoto Lens with 50x digital zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 5x optical zoom + Dual OIS
  • 16MP Ultra wide-angle lens with 17mm focal length and support for 2.5cm macro shots

Honor 30 Pro camera specs -Triple Cameras

  • 40MP RYYB IMX600 1/1.7″ sensor
  • Periscope Telephoto Lens with 50x digital zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 5x optical zoom + Dual OIS
  • 16MP Ultra wide-angle lens with 17mm focal length

Honor 30 camera specs – Quad Cameras

  • 40MP RYYB IMX600 sensor
  • 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens
  • Persicope Telephoto lens with 50x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom
  • 2MP Macro Lens

The Honor 30 features a single 32MP punch hole camera while the Pro models have a 32MP + 8MP (wide angle) dual front camera solution.

Honor 30 Pro Cameras

Specifications: Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro+

The Honor 30 is built around a flat 6.53-inch OLED display with 1080p FHD+ resolution. The screen is a regular 60Hz refresh rate panel and features a single punch-hole camera on the top left corner.  The Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ models feature a 6.57-inch curved OLED panel up front with dual punch-hole cameras. The resolution is 1080p FHD+ on both the models but the Pro+ comes with a higher 90Hz refresh rate panel and 180Hz touch sampling rate. All three models have in-display fingerprint sensors.

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As for the hardware, the Honor 30 comes with the new octa-core Kirin 985 chipset with Mali-G76 GPU. The Kirin 985 is a slightly toned-down version of the Kirin 990 chip that powers the Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ models. Both the Pro variants have Mali-G77 GPU inside. The Honor 30 comes in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB ROM options. The Honor 30 Pro has 8GB and 128GB /256GB ROM variants while the Pro+ comes in 8GB / 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM variants.

All three Honor 30 models support dual-mode 5G and NFC. The Honor 30 has Wi-Fi 6 while the 30 Pro and Pro+ have Wi-Fi 6+ support. The Pro models also come with VC cooling to ensure better heat dissipation even during long hours of gameplay. The Pro variants also have stereo speakers with Histen sound effects for an immersive entertainment experience.

Honor 30 Pro

All three models feature a 4000mAh battery with 40W fast wired charging. However, the Honor 30 Pro+ adds support for 27W fast wireless charging as well. They run on Android 10 based Magic UI 3.1.1.

Honor 30 Series Pricing & Availability

The Honor 30 starts at;

  • 2999 yuan ($425) for the 6GB /128GB model
  • 3199 yuan ($453) for the 8GB/128GB model
  • 3499 yuan ($495) for the 8GB/256GB model

The Honor 30 Pro starts at;

  • 3999 yuan ($566) for the 8GB/128GB model
  • 4399 yuan ($623) for the 8GB/256GB model

Finally, the Honor 30 Pro+ starts at;

  • 4999 yuan ($708) for the 8GB/256GB model
  • 5499 yuan ($778) for the 12GB/256GB model

All the three model are up for pre-orders in China and will go on sale for the first time on April 21 at 10:08 AM.



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