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Honor 30 Pro+ officially launches in China with 90Hz screen

by on15 April 2020

Periscope 50MP camera not enough for DXOMARK throne

Honor has officially unveiled its new 30 series smartphones, the Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and the Honor 30 Pro+, and the flagship comes with 6.57-inch 90Hz OLED panel and Sony's IMX700 50-megapixel main sensor on the rear, but it was not enough to dethrone the Huawei P40 Pro on DXOMARK.

Measuring 160.3x73.6x8.4mm and weighing in at 190g, the Honor 30 Pro+ is a decent looking smartphone with glass front and back and an aluminum frame. It is built around a 6.57-inch curved OLED panel 90Hz refresh rate, 2340x1080 resolution, and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

The biggest update is the rear triple camera setup, with the new 50-megapixel Sony IMX700 main sensor placed behind a wide-angle f/1.9 aperture lens. There is also a 16-megapixel super wide-angle module (f/2.2, AF) and an 8-megapixel telephoto module (f/3.4, AF, and OIS). You also get a dual front selfie camera system with a 32-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 lens, and an 8-megapixel camera module behind an f/2.2 lens.

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Despite having the same large 50-megapixel RYYB IMX700 main sensor, and the same Periscope telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, dual OIS, 50x digital zoom, and 10x hybrid zoom, the Honor 30 Pro+ did not manage to dethrone the Huawei P40 Pro from the DXOMARK throne. The Honor 30 Pro+ gets a DXOMARK score of 125, which puts it below the Huawei P40 Pro score of 128 points.

Bear in mind that there is still the P40 Pro+, which has the Ultra Vision Leica Penta Camera, and which should be coming in June 2020.

As expected, the Honor 30 Pro+ uses Huawei's flagship Kirin 990 SoC, paired up with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which means 5G and Wi-Fi 6+ support, as well as special VC cooling in order to keep the chip well cooled even under gaming. Bear in mind that the standard Honor 30 comes with the new Kirin 985 SoC, while only the Pro and the Pro+ models will be getting the flagship Kirin 990.

Honor also decided to give all three the same battery, 4,000mAh one with 40W wired charging. The flagship Honor 30 Pro+ also gets support for 27W wireless charging, and all models will run on Honor's own Magic UI 3.1.1, built on top of the Android 10 OS.

The Honor 30 Pro+ will come only in Black, Silver and Green color options, and it will be priced at CNY 4,999 for the 8GB/256GB and CNY 5,499 for the 12GB/256GB version. It should go on sale on April 21st.

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Last modified on 15 April 2020
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