Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor has announced the Honor 30S for China. This will be the company’s upper mid-range device, placed below the flagship P40 series with 5G connectivity. The Honor 30S is the first smartphone to use the company’s awaited Kirin 820 chipset.
Honor 30S Specs
The Honor 30S comes with the new 7nm Kirin 820 processor. Despite its mid-range placement, the chipset offers incredible performance and AI capability comparable to some of the best processors of 2020. The chip comes with 1 x Cortex-A76 core clocked at 2.36GHz, 3 x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.22GHz, and 4 x Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.84GHz. Thanks to this chip, the Honor 30S does way better than some of the best flagships in the market today in terms of AI performance. You have Mali-G57 6-core GPU taking care of graphics.
The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Note that these are LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 standards, respectively. The Honor 30S has a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD punch-hole display upfront with 2400 × 1080 pixel resolution and HDR10 certification. Thanks to Kirin 820, the phone supports 5G SA/NSA dual-mode standards and Wi-Fi ac, BL 5.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Note that there’s no NFC or an IR port.
The Honor 30S also supports a special e-Reader mode (Black & White), eye-protection mode, Link Turbo, GPU Turbo and an anti-aging software feature that the company claims will keep the UI smooth and snappy for more than 30 months.
The phone comes with a 4000mAh battery with 40W fast wired charging. It runs on Magic UI 3.1.1 on top of Android 10.
Honor 30S Camera Setup
The Honor 30S comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. The primary camera is a 64MP f/1.8 shooter which is paired with an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 20x digital zoom. There’s another 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens and finally, a 2MP f/2.4 macro shooter which can take close up shots up to 4cm. Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t get OIS.
The new Honor model supports 4K videos and 960fps slo-mo video at 720p resolution. You also get AIS and EIS for stabilization.
There’s a single front punch-hole camera of 16MP taking care of your selfie needs.
Honor 30S Pricing & Availability
The Pricing and availability details of the Honor 30S are as follows.
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 2399 yuan (~$338)
8GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 2699 yuan (~$380)