Honor has officially launched the Honor V30 and V30 Pro at an event in Beijing, China. Both the smartphone will be available for pre-order in China on December 5 and there is no information on when the devices will be available internationally. Both the V30 and V30 Pro boast of 5G connectivity and are the first Honor 5G phones to be launched. Both smartphones come with five cameras - 2 on the front and 3 on the back and are powered by the Kirin 990 chipset under the hood.
The Honor V30 and V30 Pro sport a 6.57-inch LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution. The fingerprint sensor on the smartphones is on the side, much like the Samsung Galaxy S10e. When it comes to optics, both smartphones have three cameras at the back. The cameras are housed in a slight bump. Both the V30 and V30 Pro house a 40MP Sony IMX600 sensor with Dual OIS and laser AF as the main sensor. However, it must be noted that the V30 Pro has a faster f/1.6 lens when compared to the f/1.8 lens on the V30. Next up is an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, f/2.4 aperture and OIS. This module is identical between the two smartphones. Last but not least, is the ultrawide camera. The Honor V30 has a 12MP f/2.2 sensor whereas the V30 has an 8MP f/2.4 sensor.
At the front, both the smartphones have a dual-camera setup. It is a punch hole camera design and because there are two sensors, it has an oval shape. The smartphones house a 32MP main selfie cam that boasts of Super Night Mode accompanied by an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera that has a 105-degree FoV.
Under the hood, both the smartphones have the Kirin 990 SoC, but there is a slight difference between the two. The Honor V30 sports the basic 7nm Kirin 990. This chipset is accompanied by the Balong 5000 modem. The V30 Pro, on the other hand, sports the 7nm+ Kirin 990 with an integrated modem. Both the devices support 5G and are the first smartphones from the house of Honor to do so. The devices will run on Android 10 out of the box with Honor’s Magic UI 3.0.1 overlaying it. The devices also have GPU Turbo and Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 to enhance the users gaming experience.
Both V30 and V30 Pro will support 40W Honor SuperCharge. In addition, the V30 Pro also supports 27W Super Wireless Charge. When it comes to battery capacity, the Honor V30 has a 4,200mAh battery and the V30 Pro has 4,100mAh.
Coming to the pricing and availability, the Honor V30 will be priced at CNY 3,299 (Rs 33,500 approx. directly converted) for the 6/128 GB variant and the 8/128 GB variant is priced at CNY 3,699 (Rs 37,700 approx. directly converted).
The 8/128 GB variant of the Honor V30 Pro is priced at CNY 3,899 (Rs 40,000 approx. directly converted) whereas the 8/256GB variant is priced at CNY 4,199 (Rs 43,000 approx. directly converted).
As for availability, there is no word on when the devices will hit the international market. But they will go on pre-order in China starting December 5 with a flash sale taking place seven days later. The smartphones will be available in Orange, Pearl White, Blue and Black colour options.