Possible Honor 30 Pro Plus 5G Passes Through Geekbench with Kirin 990 SoC and 8GB RAM

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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, as you might all we aware, is set to launch its fresh lineup of Honor 30 series devices on April 15 in China. Over the past few days, we have heard a lot about these phones. We were, in fact, the first ones to speculate about the existence of the Honor 30 series in one of our previous articles. So far, we believed that Honor is prepping the launch of two handsets — the standard Honor 30 and the top end Honor 30 Pro. In fact, references to both these handsets appeared on several benchmarking and certification websites, giving credence to our theory.

A few days ago, however, a Weibo post made by a senior executive at Honor gave us an indication about the possibility that the company is also working on launching a third variant of the phone in the form of an ultra-high-end device called the Honor 30 Pro Plus (marketed as the Honor 30 Pro+ 5G).

Honor Executive Weibo Post

Today, we have come across a Geekbench result that we believe is this Honor 30 Pro+.

Honor 30 Pro Plus

Previous leaks related to the new Honor 30 series consistently came up with three model numbers — EBG-AN00, EBG-TN00, and EBG-AN10. Until recently, indications were that the AN10 model was the Honor 30 Pro. The recent revelation by the senior Honor executive, however, has led us to believe that this model, in fact, is the pricier Honor 30 Pro+ 5G version of the phone.

Thus, we are now led to reassigning the model numbers as follows.

  • Honor EBG-TN00: Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor EBG-AN00: Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor EBG-AN10: Honor 30 Pro+ 5G

As made evident by its naming scheme, the Honor 30 Pro+ 5G is positioned above the Honor 30 Pro. This device shall be identical to the Honor 30 Pro model with some additional features, including a higher resolution camera. Both the Pro series devices shall come powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC while the Honor 30 will use the new Kirin 985 chipset.

Previous leaks have talked about the possible camera specifications of these handsets with the possibility that the Honor 30 Pro will feature a quadruple rear camera setup. Thanks to today’s update, we can speculate that the Honor 30 Pro will get a  40MP primary sensor while the Honor 30 Pro+ 5G variant will use a 50MP sensor. Info surrounding this 50MP sensor is scant at the moment, but there is quite the chance that this would be the same as the one used on the new Huawei P40 Pro. There were also rumors about the Honor 30 Pro series getting a 32MP front-facing camera.

Other key specifications of these handsets remain under wraps for now. With just days left for the official launch, we should get a clearer picture about the Honor 30 Series very soon.

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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.