Honor View 30 Release Date and Rumors – Flagship Phone for Less
The Honor 20 was a whopping phone that offered flagship specs for a reasonable price. Now, the Honor View 30 is coming to set the standard once again.
If you’re on the market for a new smartphone and you don’t want to shell out a thousand dollars or more, then the Honor View 30 could be the ideal handset for you. The sub-brand of Huawei has been producing phones with generous specs for some time now, with the Honor 20 offering incredible flagship specs for a discount price.
With the upcoming release of the Honor View 30, we can expect to see some groundbreaking features that will once again set the market up in a flurry. This doesn’t come as a surprise, Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, who were known for years for their decent budget devices, although have now moved on to more impressive high-end devices.
Honor, it seems, is keeping Huawei’s old spirit alive by offering customers something special without making them give up an entire month’s wages to have it. In this post, we’ll have a look at what’s official about the Honor View 30 so far, and what the rumors and leaks are suggest about this upcoming device.
Honor View 30 – only in China?
First of all, we should note that there is a possibility that this phone will only officially launch in China. While it would still be available to buy online and import, this could result in some extra customs fees on your part, so bear this in mind – especially if you’re living in the US, where the phone will almost certainly not go on sale.
The reason behind this is that Honor are a sub-brand of Huawei, who are still banned in the US. This not only affects US sales of Honor phones, but also other countries around the West. This is because part of the US ban means that Honor are also banned from using Google Mobile Services, making the phones a lot less attractive to Western customers.
This is something that Honor are aware of and it could lead to them not bothering to release the Honor View 30 outside of China, where the company is still very much viewed in a positive light. So, there is a chance that if you’re living outside the Dragon’s Nest, that you won’t get the chance to play around with the Honor View 30 – at least not until the winds of the US-China trade war blow over.
Honor View 30 rumors and leaks
So far, we’ve only heard a few things from Honor themselves – certainly enough to get the ball rolling. First of all, the phone will be launched on 26th November, just in time for Christmas. But as mentioned above, where exactly the phone will launch, we can’t be sure yet – Honor hasn’t spilled the beans as of yet.
What the Chinese company has confirmed is that the Honor View 30 will have a Pro version too, and in all likelihood, the standard phone will have an LCD display, while the Pro will have an OLED one. Both phones are rumored to be 6.5-inches and have a small punch-hole selfie camera.
The back camera setup is currently subject to conflicting rumors. The most prominent rumor says that the Honor View 30 will have a three-camera setup with a 60MP main lens, while the Pro will throw in a fourth rear camera, having the four cameras arranged in a square in the top corner of the device.
This would likely include a 60MP main snapper, supported by a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensor. Together, these cameras would make for a significant arrangement that would easily rival other flagships, potentially even wiping the iPhone 11 off the board.
What’s more, the Honor View 30 will also have one of the most powerful chipsets currently on the market – most likely the Kirin 990 from Huawei – as well as a decent amount of RAM and internal storage. Most likely, the phone will have 6GB of RAM, and the Pro version will stretch this to 8GB, although none of this has been confirmed as of yet.
What else is there?
Honor is essentially Huawei’s gaming wing, or least that’s how it started out. This means that you can expect the phone to be optimized to make the most of gaming. It will be able to handle even the most recent games like Modern Warfare Mobile, and the latest updates to Fortnite, Minecraft PE, and PUBG.
If mobile gaming is something that you’re prone to indulging in, then the Honor View 30 should be a smartphone on your radar. There are few brands that can compare to the capabilities of Honor when it comes to gaming, so expect great things here.
The Honor View 20 – called the Honor V20 in China – cost $650 upon its initial release. This means that the Honor View 30 (or Honor V30) will most likely cost around $650 – 700 when it lands in stores next month. This is if you’re buying it direct from a retailer however, and there are likely to be other things to consider if you’re buying it from outside of China.
If you’re in Europe, Australia, or the US in particular, then there will probably be extra charges when the device goes through customs. This isn’t to mention the international postage and packaging fees, plus the long wait while the phone is transported around the world. On top of all this, you’ll lose warranty if you’re buying it as an online import.
So, if you’re in China (which you probably aren’t if you’re reading this in English), then good for you – enjoy the Honor V30. If you’re outside of China, then it’s unlikely that you’re going to be able to use this phone unless you risk international fees and so on. You won’t be able to use Google Mobile Services, and this could influence your decision in the end.