Honor 30S may pack Huawei’s new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G chipset
Following the launch of the View 30 Pro and 9X Pro internationally, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is now prepping up to launch the Honor 30 series. The company is scheduled to launch the series in China later this month and we now have some key information about one of the devices — the Honor 30S. According to a recent report from GSMArena, the upcoming Honor 30S may be the first smartphone from the company to feature Huawei’s new Kirin 820 5G-enabled chipset.
The report cites a 3C certification listing as the source of the information which states that the device will be 5G capable. This leads us to believe that it will feature Huawei’s new mid-range Kirin 820 5G chip. The listing also reveals that the Honor 30S will come with support for 40W fast charging, with a max 10V/4A charging configuration. Furthermore, a leaked render of the device highlights that it will feature a quad-camera setup with a camera module that looks quite a lot like the one found on the previously launched Honor View 30. But since the Honor View 30 phones sported a triple camera setup, Honor has added a fourth camera sensor in the second column beneath the dual-LED flash. If you look closely, you can also spot a recess on the right edge of the device which suggests that it will feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
As of now, Honor has released no official information about the upcoming devices in the Honor 30 series. However, if we take last year’s Honor 20S into consideration, we expect the Honor 30S to feature mid-range specifications and a ~$300 price tag. It’s also worth noting that the Honor 20S was an affordable version of the company’s flagship Honor 20, which means that Honor may also launch a Kirin 990 powered flagship as part of the Honor 30 series.