Despite the difficulties generated by the Coronavirus, punctual like a Swiss watch, today the presentation of the new and awaited Honor 30 series took place, which consists of 3 models: Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro +.
Among the features that are undoubtedly the protagonists, on Honor 30 Pro, we find a Waterfall display with a curvature angle of 70 °, all seasoned with an OLED technology in Full HD + resolution, format in 19,5: 9, density of 392 PPI for a 6,57-inch diagonal. On the base model, Honor 30, the aspect ratio changes, slightly wider, reaching 20: 9 but with slightly more compact dimensions, that is 6,53 inches without curvature. Whether we are talking about the basic or premium version, we also find a hole for the selfie camera, which becomes dual in the case of the Pro model, 32 + 8 MP including wide angle for larger self-portraits and 4K video.
Premium feature for Honor 30 Pro +, which finally offers a 90 Hz refresh rate, also holding a small personal record: Honor 30 Pro + is the first smartphone to support this update frequency with the mobile game Call of Duty Mobile. For the benefit of the games there is also a stereo speaker, able to understand if you are in the gaming phase and optimize yourself accordingly.
Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro + from today official
Under the hood beats a Kirin 990 5G processor, SoC made with a 7 nm production process, octacore A76 structure with maximum clock up to 2.86 GHz which is flanked by a Mali-G76 MP16 GPU and a double NPU. This leads to a boost in performance: + 23% in the CPU, + 36% in the GPU and an incredible + 460% for the NPU. As you can guess from the name of the chipset, we find support for 5G networks with 6-band Dual Mode, mentor on Honor 30 Pro + we also find the new WiFi 6+ standard, in addition to the third generation of Dual-frequency GPS.
To contain so much power, Honor has decided to equip the new terminals with a steam chamber dissipation system. As far as autonomy is concerned, this is entrusted to a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh capable of supporting the 40W SuperCharge recharge while on the Pro + model, we also find a 27W wireless recharge, even reverse, via a compatible base.
For the base model, Honor 30, the processor is instead defined by the Kirin 985, also with a 7 nm production process, but Mali-G77 GPU. But the attention of the community is certainly concentrated on the photographic sector of the 30 series.
On Honor 30 Pro we have a triple configuration of 40 + 8 + 16 MP f/1.9-3.4-2.2, whose primary sensor is the Sony IMX600 with RYYB pixel structure up to 2.0 µm and dimensions of 1 / 1.7 ″. A 17 mm wide angle is inevitable, alongside a periscopial telephoto lens with double-structure OIS. It is a 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom. On Honor 30 Pro + the configuration is 50 + 8 + 16 MP whose primary sensor in this case is a Sony IMX700 always RYYB, 1 / 1.28 ″ large and capable of producing photos at 2.44 µm.
The photographic suite is completed by the presence of an Octa PDAF focus, as well as the AI RAW function to blend lossless frames and thus improve detail, noise and dynamic range. Ability to record slow motion at 1920 fps and 4K video at 60 fps.
If you are wondering how much these technological tidbits cost, here are the prices at which the Honor 30 series will debut in China:
- 6 / 128 GB: 2999 yuan (388€)
- 8 / 128 GB: 3199 yuan (414€)
- 8 / 256 GB: 3499 yuan (453€)
- 8 / 128 GB: 3999 yuan (517€)
- 8 / 256 GB: 4399 yuan (569€)
- Honor30Pro +
- 8 / 256 GB: 4999 yuan (647€)
- 12 / 256 GB: 5499 yuan (711€)