Honor 30S launched with the new Kirin 820 SoC: Specs, price and more

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on 31 Mar 2020
Honor 30S launched with the new Kirin 820 SoC: Specs, price and more
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the Honor 30S is powered by the newly-announced Huawei Kirin 820 5G chipset.

The Honor 30S comes with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage.

It comes in four colors: Black, Blue, Green, and a new Feather Red gradient model.

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After the launch of Huawei’s P40 series, it is the company’s sub-brand Honor’s turn to announce its upper mid-range device. Honor has announced the launch of the Honor 30S in China. The device is the first smartphone to use Huawei’s Kirin 820 chipset. The SoC out-performed the Snapdragon 855 in single-core tests on Geekbench 4. It also beats the Kirin 980 in both single-thread and multi-thread performance.

Honor 30S features a  6.5-inch LCD display that supports 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution at 405 PPI. It offers an oleophobic layer on top of the screen. There’s no high refresh rate on this one though. It is powered by the newly-announced Huawei Kirin 820 5G chipset, paired with ARM Mali-G57MP6 GPU, 1 x NPU (Neural-network Processing Unit). The Kirin 820 5G has also visited the AnTuTu benchmark listing. It scored  375270 points. 

On the optics front, the smartphone sports a quad rear camera setup: a 64MP camera with f/1.8 aperture + an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view + an 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom + a 2MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front lies a 16MP selfie shooter. 

It comes with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. Further, it runs Android 10 with Magic UI 3.1.1 and packs a 4000mAh battery that supports 40W fast charging. It measures 162.31 x 75.0 x 8.58mm and weighs 190 grams. The phone also sports a 3.5mm audio jack and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The Honor 30S comes in four colours: Black, Blue, Green, and a new Feather Red gradient model. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs 2399 yuan (~$338).

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