HONOR 30S launch in China with 6.5-inch FHD+ punch-hole display, Kirin 820 5G SoC, 64MP quad rear cameras along with Honor Play 9A

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HONOR 30S launched

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand has launched its latest mid-range smartphone HONOR 30S along with Honor Play 9A a budget segment smartphone in China. 


Honor 30S has a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a punch-hole 16 MP front camera. This is the first smartphone runs on Kirin 820 5G processor with up to 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB Storage. It works on Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10 but it has HUAWEI Mobile Services instead of Google Play Services.

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Coming to the cameras, it has quad rea camera setup where a 64 MP primary camera along with an 8 MP telephoto lens for 3x optical zoom, 8 MP 120° ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP macro lens. It has some features a 2.4mm ultra-narrow side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the back body of the phone is gradient glass.

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The Honor 30S powered by a 4000mAh battery that supports 40W super-fast charging out of the box, which can charge 70% battery in 30 min and comes in Black, Green and Blue colors.

HONOR Play 9A -

HONOR also launch its budget smartphone Honor Play 9A in China, which is the successor of Honor Play 8A. It has a 6.3-inch HD+ waterdrop display with an 8 MP waterdrop front-facing camera. It runs on MediaTek Helio P35 processor with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage and expanded up to 512GB through microSD. It works on Magic UI 3.0.1 based on Android 10 but does not have Google Mobile Services (GMS).

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The Honor Play 9A has a dual rear camera setup in the square arrangement where a 13MP primary camera along with a 2MP depth sensor and Single-LED Flash. It has some features a physical fingerprint scanner on the backside that was missed in the HONOR Play 8A.

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The phone is powered by a 5000mAh battery that comes with 10W charging through a micro USB port and comes in Black, Blue, and Jasper Green color.

Price and Availability -

Honor Play 9A prices are -

  • 4GB RAM/64GB storage version - 899 yuan (US$ 127 / Rs. 9535 approx.)
  • 4GB RAM/128GB storage version - 1199 yuan (US$ 169 / Rs. 12720 approx.)

Honor 30S prices are -

  • 8GB RAM/128GB storage version - 2399 yuan (US$ 338 / Rs. 25,470 approx.)
  • 8GB RAM/256GB storage version - 2699 yuan (US$ 380 / Rs. 28,655 approx.)

The Honor Play 9A is already available for order in China and Honor 30S pre-order has started from March 30 and will be available from April 7 only in China.

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