Honor launches the massive 7.09″ Honor X10 Max and 6.5″ Honor 30 Lite with the 5G MediaTek Dimensity 800

Honor launches the massive 7.09″ Honor X10 Max and 6.5″ Honor 30 Lite with the 5G MediaTek Dimensity 800

Honor, the smartphone sub-brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, is launching two new smartphones in its home market of China: the aptly named Honor X10 Max and the Honor 30 Lite. The X10 Max has a tablet-esque 7.09-inch display, while the 30 Lite has a “smaller” 6.5-inch display. One of the most interesting features of these new phones is that they are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800 chip.

Back in May of this year, the U.S. government blocked many chip makers from supplying chips to Huawei. This meant that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), one of the largest contract chip makers, was blocked from fabricating Huawei’s HiSilicon chips. Thus, Huawei and Honor had to look elsewhere to procure chips for its smartphones, and it just so happens that MediaTek recently launched a 5G chip for upper mid-range smartphones. Huawei and Honor are turning to MediaTek Dimensity chipsets for some new devices, and that’s what we’re now seeing in the new Honor X10 Max and 30 Lite.

Honor X10 Max

As mentioned, the Honor X10 Max is a very large smartphone with a massive 7.09-inch display. It’s literally bigger than some tablets, which brings up the question “what even is a tablet anymore?” Anyway, this is a 5G-capable device powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Other features for the Honor X10 Max include a 48MP main camera with 10X digital zoom and a 2MP depth sensor. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 22.5W wired charging. The phone launches with Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10 with no Google apps.

Key Specifications:

  • Honor X10 Max (KKG-AN00)
  • Dimensions: 174.37mm x 84.91mm x 8.3mm
  • Display: 7.09″, 2280×1080, 60Hz refresh rate, 91.13% screen-to-body ratio, U-shaped notch
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 800
    • CPU: 4 ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.0GHz + 4 ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
    • GPU: ARM Mali-G57 GPU
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable with Huawei’s proprietary NM card)
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 22.5W wired charging
  • Rear Cameras: 48MP f/1.8 + 2 MP f/2.4, EIS, 10X digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Software: Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10, no Google apps
  • Connectivity: 5G NR/4G LTE/3G/2G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colors: Probing Black, Racing Blue, Lightspeed Silver

Honor 30 Lite

The Honor 30 Lite is another 5G-enabled smartphone featuring the MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC. It’s combined with 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. The display is slightly smaller coming in at 6.5-inches, but this is still a pretty large device.

Rounding out the remaining specifications, the Honor 30 Lite has a 48MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, and 2MP depth sensor. It also has the same side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 22.5W wired charging. The phone launches with Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10 with no Google apps.

Key Specifications:

  • Honor 30 Lite (MXW-AN00)
  • Display: 6.50″, 2400×1080, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, U-shaped notch
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 800
    • CPU: 4 ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.0GHz + 4 ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
    • GPU: ARM Mali-G57 GPU
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB (expandable with Huawei’s proprietary NM card)
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 22.5W wired charging
  • Rear Cameras: 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0
  • Software: Magic UI 3.1.1 based on Android 10, no Google apps
  • Connectivity: 5G NR/4G LTE/3G/2G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colors: Magic Night Black, Wizard of Oz, Summer Rainbow, Phantom Silver

Price & Availability

The Honor X10 Max will be available starting July 3rd in the Chinese Mainland market. It comes in 6GB+64GB for RMB 1899, 6GB+128GB for RMB 2099, and 8GB+128GB for RMB 2499. The Honor 30 Lite is also coming to the Chinese Mainland market. It will be available starting July 8th with a starting price of RMB 1699.

Honor X10 Max on Vmall ||| Honor 30 Lite on Vmall

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