HONOR launches X30 and Play 30 Plus smartphones in China
HONOR has expanded its mid-range X and Play series of smartphones with a new X30 and Play 30 Plus in China. The former carries a starting price-tag of CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 17,900) while the latter starts at CNY 1,099 (around Rs. 13,100). The handsets offer a mid-tier chipset, 5G support, a high refresh rate screen, and up to three cameras on the back.
- The HONOR X30 and Play 30 Plus come with attractive hardware and modern designs but are aggressively priced to undercut the competition.
- The phones are crucial for the company since it is no more owned by Huawei and wants to cement itself as an independent brand.
- The X30 and Play 30 Plus are also expected to debut in Europe in the coming weeks.
The HONOR X30 sports a center-aligned punch-hole cut-out, whereas the Play 30 Plus has a waterdrop notch design. Both the handsets have slim bezels and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The former flaunts a 6.8-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the latter has a 6.74-inch HD+ TFT LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The HONOR X30 comes with a triple rear camera setup including a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro snapper, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth camera. The Play 30 Plus gets a dual rear camera module with a 13MP (f/1.8) primary sensor and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth lens. For selfies, they have a 16MP (f/2.5) and 5MP (f/2.2) front-facing snapper, respectively.
The HONOR X30 and Play 30 Plus are powered by a Snapdragon 695 and Dimensity 700 processor, respectively, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. The handsets run on Magic UI 5.0 built on top of Android 11. The former packs a 4,800mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support while the latter houses a 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast-charging capability.
The HONOR X30 carries a starting price-tag of CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 17,900) for the base 6GB/128GB model. The Play 30 Plus starts at CNY 1,099 (around Rs. 13,100) for the entry-level 4GB/128GB trim.