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Honor View 30 Pro: 5G smartphone launches globally without Google services

The Honor View 30 Pro will launch in three colours, although a fourth is on the way too. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro will launch in three colours, although a fourth is on the way too. (Image source: Honor)
The View 30 Pro is packed full of impressive hardware, not least its five cameras. The device also includes 5G capabilities, a 7 nm chipset, a 4,100 mAh battery and supports up to 40 W charging. The device, which Honor launched last year in China, will ship with Huawei Mobiles Services (HMS).
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Showcased today at the Honor All-Scenario Intelligence Conference in Barcelona, the Honor originally launched the View 30 Pro in China last year. Also referred to as the V30 Pro or View30 Pro, the handset will launch globally in three colours. These are Ocean Blue, Midnight Black and Icelandic Frost, for reference. A fourth called Sunrise Orange will eventually make it market too, but Honor is yet to confirm when will this occur.

Underpinning the View 30 Pro is the Kirin 990, a 7 nm SoC that Honor has paired with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. These components will be powering a 6.57-inch FullView IPS display, which has a 2,400 x 1,080 native resolution and a 400 PPI. Honor promises that the display will cover 96% of the NTSC colour space, too.

Housed in the 162.7 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm chassis are five cameras, with two sitting behind a cut-out in the device's LCD panel. The View 30 Pro can record in up to UHD with its rear or front-facing cameras, for reference. Honor has included a 32 MP main front-facing sensor, which has an f/2.0 aperture. There is also an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera that has an f/2.2 aperture and a 105° field of view. Honor notes that images shot with the latter will not have a 105° though, as software will crop the image slightly to minimise distortion.

The star of the show is the device's 40 MP rear-facing camera. A Sony IMX600 sensor, the camera boasts an f/1.6 aperture and a laser focus sensor. There is also a 12 MP ultra-wide and an 8 MP telephoto lens, which have f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures respectively. The former has a 109° FoV, for reference, while the latter supports up to 3x optical zoom.

Powering all this is a 4,100 mAh battery. The View 30 Pro also supports up to 40 W wired charging, with Honor boasting that the device can reach up to 70% charge in 30 minutes. The handset supports up to 27 W wireless charging, which can deliver up to 52% charge in 30 minutes. A wireless charger is not included in the box, though. It can reverse wireless charge, too.

Finally, the View 30 Pro supports dual-mode 5G, specifically SA and NSA. Please keep in mind that the device will not ship with Google Play Services. Instead, Honor will include Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), as will be the case for all foreseeable Huawei and Honor smartphones.

There is no word on pricing for the time being. Honor states that the View 30 Pro will become available next month.

The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Icelandic Frost. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Ocean Blue. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Ocean Blue. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Ocean Blue. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor View 30 Pro in Ocean Blue. (Image source: Honor)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-24)
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