Honor’s new set of flagships, the Honor V30 and V30 Pro, have been unveiled at an event held in Beijing, China. The two phones are first in line from Honor to feature a 5G connectivity as well as Kirin 990 chipset. On top of that, the recent camera innovation from Huawei also can be seen on both phones in the form of five cameras — two selfie cameras and three rear cameras.
At first, the front of both Honor V30 and V30 Pro sports 6.57-inch LCD display that packs full HD+ resolution. However, there’s no in-display fingerprint scanner rather it is at the side, just like the Honor 20. The back, on the other hand, has a large bump that hosts triple camera sensors.
Talking about the triple cameras, both phones share a similar 40MP Sony IMX600 sensor with laser AF and dual OIS but the one on Pro variant is a faster f/1.6 lens over the f/1.8 on the V30. Likewise, the second one is an 8MP telephoto lens with a similar 3x optical zoom, f/2.4 lens and OIS.
However, the major difference takes place in terms of ultra-wide-angle camera. The V30 Pro has a 12MP sensor that can capture videos at a 16:9 ratio with an f/2.2 lens. But the V30 has an 8MP f/2.4 lens with a standard sensor.
At the front, though, the punch hole on prior devices has evolved to become a capsule that holds a dual selfie camera as opposed to just one. Out of two, the first has a 32MP sensor with Super Night Mode and the second is an 8MP ultra-wide shooter with a 105-degree Field of View.
Inside, both phone gets the powerful Kirin 990 chipset with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of inbuilt storage. The difference, however, is that the Kirin 990 chipset on V30 is fabricated on 7nm technology with Balong 5000 modem, whilst the one on V30 Pro is built on 7nm+ technology with an integrated modem. Nonetheless, both phones support 5G out of the box.
Also, out of the box, the duo runs on Magic UI 3.0.1 based on Android 10 with support like GPU Turbo and Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 for intensive gaming.
With intensive gaming comes an impressive battery as well. The Honor V30 has a 4,200mAh battery whereas the V30 Pro has 4,100mAh. Even if it drains quick both phones support 40W fast wired charging, while the Pro gets 27W Super Wireless charging too.
The Honor V30 and V30 Pro, at first, is available in China in four different color options, including Pearl White, Orange, Black, and Blue. Pre-orders begin on the 5th of December while the flash sale will take place after seven days.
As for the pricing, the Honor V30 with 6/128GB configuration costs CNY3,299 (~$470), while the 8/128 GB variant is priced at CNY3,699 (~$525).
The V30 Pro is priced at CNY3,899 (~$555) for 8/128GB and CNY4,199 (~$600) for the 8/256GB option.