Honor 30S Launch Set for March 30 in China, 5G Support Confirmed


Huawei’s popular sub-brand Honor will reportedly launch its new mid-range smartphone — the Honor 30S on March 30 in China. We have come across a post on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, which seems to confirm this. What makes the post convincing is that it has come from Honor’s official Weibo account. While not confirmed yet, this launch event is also likely to be an online-only affair because of the ongoing Coronavirus threat. The Honor 30S, as mentioned earlier, is a mid-range handset that will be a part of Honor’s refreshed Honor 30 lineup. The phone recently passed China’s 3C certification as well, thanks to which we already know quite a bit about the phone and its specifications.

Let us take a closer look.

Honor 30S Specifications, Features (Expected)

Honor 30S Launch Poster
The launch poster for the Honor 30S

First things first, the most important feature even Honor is touring about the Honor 30S is its support for 5G. The phone will reportedly use Huawei’s new HiSilicon Kirin 820 chipset, which integrates support for 5G networks. This chipset is comparable to Snapdragon’s 765 series chips from Qualcomm, which, incidentally, also come with 5G support. An earlier listing also seemed to indicate that the Honor 30S comes with support for 40W fast charging. What we still do not know is the battery capacity of the new device.

Previously leaked renders of the Honor 30S seems to indicate that the phone gets a quad-camera setup at the rear. There is still no clarity about the sensors that Honor plans to use on this device. We can expect the phone to feature a high-resolution primary camera, a secondary ultra-wide-angle camera, and the two other cameras for depth sensing and macro photography. Also noticeable from one of the leaked images is the likelihood of the handset featuring a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. This has also led to talk about the phone NOT featuring an AMOLED display.

With the launch of the Honor 30S just a few days ago, we will have all the details about this new handset with us very soon. Do watch this space!

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.