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Honor X30 5G: New mid-range smartphone arrives with a 120 Hz display and 66 W charging at a reasonable price

The Honor X30 5G looks like a Mate 40 Pro from the back. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor X30 5G looks like a Mate 40 Pro from the back. (Image source: Honor)
With the X30 5G, Honor has introduced a new mid-range smartphone with plenty going for it. The Honor X30 5G has a 6.8-inch, 120 Hz and 1080p display, a 4,800 mAh battery and a 48 MP triple camera. 66 W fast charging is on board too, and all for a comparatively low price.

The Honor X30 5G has arrived in China with a design that reminds us of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. Accordingly, the X30 5G looks modern, with small bezels surrounding its 6.8-inch display. Honor equips the deice with an IPS panel that operates natively at 2,388 x 1,080 pixels and 120 Hz.

A gigantic camera module dominates the device's rear. However, Honor has only included one usable camera, a 48 MP sensor. There are two other rear-facing cameras, but both are 2 MP sensors. Meanwhile, a 16 MP selfie camera intersects the large display, situated beneath a punch-hole.

Additionally, the X30 5G has the Snapdragon 695, a new mid-range SoC with an integrated 5G modem that Qualcomm claims delivers 15% better CPU and 30% GPU performance than the Snapdragon 690. Honor complements the Snapdragon 695 with 6 GB or 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage, along with a 4,800 mAh battery.

Like many other Honor smartphones, the X30 5G can recharge its large battery at up to 66 W. Supposedly. This wattage should see the X30 5G recharge from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes. The Honor X30 5G will first launch in China with Magic UI 5.0 based on Android 11. The device starts at CNY 1,499 (~US$235) and rises to the CNY 2,299 (~US$361) for 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Unfortunately, it is unclear when or if Honor plans to sell the X30 5G globally.

(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-12-16 (Update: 2021-12-16)