Soon after Xiaomi’s VP Lu Weibing confirmed the Redmi K30 smartphone with 5G support, Zhao Ming, President of Honor, has confirmed on Weibo that the Honor V30 will be the brand’s first 5G smartphone.
He has revealed that not only the Honor V30 will come with 5G support, the smartphone will also have support for full 5G SA and NSA network, similar to the flagship smartphones. However, he has shared no further details about this phone.
However, we expect the upcoming 5G smartphone from Honor to come powered by the company’s own flagship Kirin processor for powerful performance. Since the Kirin 990 SoC is set to get launched in a couple of weeks, we expect the Honor V30 to come powered by the same chipset.
Honor’s parent company Huawei has started selling its first 5G smartphone in its home country China. Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone is now available for purchase in China costing 6,199 Yuan, which roughly converts to $881. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage in Emerald Green color.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G features a massive 7.2-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch, Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The 7nm Kirin 980 chipset is present under the hood, along with Balong 5000 5G modem that brings 5G connection on the device. It is a dual SIM phone that supports a 5G SIM and a 4G SIM at the same time.
On the front side, the phone comes with a 24-megapixel selfie camera having f/2.0 aperture. The rear shell of the smartphone features Leica engineered three camera sensors housed inside a square-shaped module. It includes an LED flash, an f/1.8 aperture 40-megapixel primary sensor, an f/2.4 aperture 8-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS and a 20-megapixel ultrawide lens.
Other features on the device include Dolby Atmos support, facial unlock, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. It comes pre-loaded with Android 9 Pie OS that is customized with EMUI 9.1 and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 40W fast charging.