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Honor V30 & V30 Pro Official with Kirin 990 & 5G Support

Honor just unveiled its latest flagship smartphones in China, the Honor V30 and Honor V30 Pro. Not surprisingly, these two smartphones are powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 990 chipset, and they come with 5G support too, making them Honor’s first smartphones with 5G connectivity.

Curiously enough, the 5G implementation of the two phones are not quite the same. The V30 Pro, for example, uses the Kirin 990 5G chipset, which has 5G support built-in. The regular V30, on the other hand, make do with a regular Kirin 990 SoC paired with a Balong 5000 5G modem.

The triple camera system of these two phones differ slightly as well. While the V30 and V30 Pro share the same 40MP primary shooter, the Pro model has a faster f/1.6 aperture; the standard V30 features a f/1.8 lens instead. Besides that, the ultra-wide angle sensor is different too. The Pro has a 12MP f/2.2 shooter, while the V30 comes with an 8MP f/2.4 sensor.

Last but certainly not least is the 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, which can do 3x optical zoom; both the V30 and V30 Pro share this one sensor. Beyond that, these two phones are similar to each other.

Let’s start with the display: the V30 and V30 Pro feature a 6.57-inch 1080p display with a hole-punch cutout at the top left of the screen. If the oblong-shaped cutout looks similar, you wouldn’t be wrong: it’s almost identical to the Infinity-O display of the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

But unlike Samsung’s implementation, the V30 and V30 Pro has two dedicated selfie cameras. There’s a regular 32MP f/2.0 shooter, as well as an 8MP f/2.2 wide angle camera for wider selfies. This configuration is really more versatile than the Galaxy S10+’s combination of a 10MP selfie camera and 8MP depth sensor.

Rounding out the specifications of both phones include a 4,100mAh battery, 6GB of RAM (8GB for the Pro model), 128GB of internal storage – the Pro maxes out at 256GB – and Magic UI 3.0.1 based on Android 10 out of the box.

The Honor V30 and V30 Pro will be available for pre-order in China from 5 December onwards. The V30 retails at 3,299 Chinese yuan (about RM1,960) and 3,699 yuan (approximately RM2,195) for the 128GB + 6GB and 128GB + 8GB models respectively. As for the V30 Pro, the 128GB + 8GB and 256GB + 8GB variants go for 3,899 yuan (around RM2,315) and 4,199 yuan (about RM2,495) respectively.