Honor Play 30 Plus unveiled with a 90 Hz display, a Dimensity 700 SoC and a 5,000 mAh battery
Honor has revealed the Play 30 Plus, a new budget smartphone. Positioned as a cheaper alternative to Honor X30 5G, the Play 30 Plus has a 6.7-inch IPS display that runs at 720p and 90 Hz. Unsurprisingly, the Play 30 Plus has thicker bezels than the X30 5G.
Additionally, Honor has included a small notch, within which sits a 5 MP selfie camera. The Play 30 Plus also has two large camera modules, but only two cameras and an LED flash. The device relies on a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP sensor for calculating depth of field information.
These sensors are powered by a Dimensity 700 SoC, a mid-range chip that has a 5G modem and up to 8 GB of RAM at its disposal. Honor states that the Play 30 Plus supports 2 GB additional 'virtual RAM', but this is only a page file stored on its 128 GB of built-in storage.
Moreover, Honor equips the Play 30 Plus with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports up to 22.5 W charging. Like the X30 5G, the Play 30 Plus arrives with Magic UI 5.0 based on Android 11. Honor will sell the Play 30 Plus in China from CNY 1,099 (~US$172) with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
By contrast, the company will charge CNY 1,499 (~US$235) for a version with 8 GB of RAM. Both memory configurations should be available in black, blue, gold and silver. However, it is unclear if Honor will sell the Play 30 Plus globally.