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Honor View 30 spec, release date and price



The Honor View 30 is almost here, with the announcement set for November 26. It’s being announced in China (where it will likely be called the Honor V30) and what we don’t know is if or when you’ll be able to buy it in the likes of the UK and Australia, as thanks to the Huawei ban its availability in these regions is in doubt (what with Honor being a sub-brand of Huawei). It almost certainly won’t be sold in the US.


If and when it does land elsewhere we don’t know how much it will cost either, but it might have a similar price to the Honor View 20, which launched for £499 (around $650, AU$900). Sources suggest it may also land alongside a pricier Honor View 30 Pro.


6.5" OLED display

These teasers don’t show the back of the phone, but leaked images possibly have done, with a square camera block being the main design detail, one which seems to house four lenses.



Beyond that, the back as shown below looks like it’s made of glass and it’s in a color scheme that shifts between blue and pink. There's no sign of a fingerprint scanner, so this could be built into the screen.

Though notably this image is at odds with a leaked picture spotted by IndiaToday, which also seems to show a quad-lens camera but in a more rectangular arrangement, and with a chevron finish on the rear.



We don’t know exactly what size the screen is, but rumors suggest that one or both phones will be roughly 6.5 inches, and that the standard Honor View 30 might use an LCD display, while the Honor View 30 Pro would have an OLED one. The same source claims that the Pro model will have a 90Hz refresh rate.


60-Megapixel Camera

 


The cameras on both devices will be quite powerful. The V30 should come with a 60MP primary sensor with 16MP super wide-angle shooter, a 2MP macro lens, and a ToF camera completing the quad-camera setup. The Pro version retains the 60MP primary shooter, but adds an 8MP telephoto camera instead of a macro lens, and upgrades the wide-angle shooter to 20MP. It will also have a ToF camera

The standard Honor View 30 meanwhile might have a 16MP ultra-wide snapper, a macro lens and a depth sensor, according to this source.

That would make this slightly at odds with the rumor above, as there’s no mention of a 60MP lens on the standard View 30 here. In any case, for an idea of what the camera might be capable of, check out a teaser photo shared by Honor itself.



New Kirin 990 SoC Processor




The reveal poster further states that the smartphone will be launched with Huawei's new HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC inside, which is the company's first flagship processor with integrated 5G connectivity. The processor is among the first mobile processors in the world to have been fabricated using the 7nm+ electroultraviolet (EUV) lithography process, which is the international standard that all leading mobile processors are expected to adopt.


5G connectivity

 


As a result, the Honor View 30 (or V30 in China) is also set to feature integrated 5G connectivity, joining the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus as the select number of OEMs with 5G phones in their portfolio. Not much else is known about the Honor View 30 so far, but given what we have seen so far, flagship specifications are most likely going to be in order.


Battery

The Honor V30 will draw power from a 4000mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging while the V30 Pro will have a 4200mAh battery with support for 40W fast charge and 15W wireless fast charge.

As for power, Honor has already confirmed that the range will use its top-end Kirin 990 chipset (the same as you’ll find in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro). We also know that at least one model will support 5G, with rumors suggesting it will only be the Honor View 30 Pro that does.



Price

The Honor View 30 and the Pro model should not be long coming. Playfuldroid has had it confirmed by Honor that November 26 is the date. But this applies to China for the time being. The market launch in Europe will probably take place at a later date.

The price is quoted as at least ¥3,000 yuan. That's a good ‎€380 euros. But the price is never as simple as a conversion of currencies. However, Honor has made an effort not to follow the price guidelines of Samsung, Huawei and Co., but to let their own flagship compete with OnePlus and Xiaomi.


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