Honor’s 30S mid-ranger lets you zoom-in in style

Of course, it packs in 5G!
01 April 2020 / 15:26IST

While users in India have not even got a whiff of 5G, the world is indeed moving on even if that’s happening at a gradual pace. Smartphone manufacturers want to offer future-proof products, so companies have started including 5G modems in most premium smartphones. And Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is one of them. Honor has launched its 30S mid-range smartphone for the Chinese market, which, like the Nokia 8.3 5G, focusses on build quality, cameras and 5G. And just like the Snapdragon 765G that packs in integrated 5G modems, the 30S also gets its very own Kirin 830 SoC chipset that’s 5G-enabled. 5G aside, the phone looks premium and is built using metal and glass (no cheap plastic bits here), and also packs in a 64MP (primary) + 8MP (tele) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth sensor) rear camera setup with an impressive 20x hybrid zoom. There’s a 16MP front-facing camera as well. All of the above is powered by a 4000mAh battery and a quick 40W charger. But as with every Huawei and Honor device that will get launched this year, you do get Android 10 (with Magic UI) but no Google inside. Still, for users in China, this really won’t be a problem.