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The Honor 30 series is official, packing a periscope zoom camera, Kirin 990, and more

Today, Huawei-owned Honor announced the Honor 30 series, its newest lineup of premium smartphones. They include the Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+, and in many ways, they're similar to Huawei's new P40 series.

A big focus with Honor 30 is camera capabilities. The Pro+ packs a 50-megapixel "ultra-sensitive tri-lens system"m a 5x periscope zoom lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The main camera is a 1/1.28-inch sensor, and it's RYYB, meaning that it lets in 40% more light. It's a technology that first debuted with last year's P30 Pro, but this is actually the main sensor that's on the P40 Pro.

As for the other two devices, the Honor 30 Pro has a 40-megapixel ultra-sensitive main camera, a 5x periscope lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The regular Honor 30 actually has four lenses, but the ultra-wide is eight megapixels, and it comes with a two-megapixel macro lens.

The Pro and the Pro+ include OLED waterfall displays, similar to the Mate 30 Pro. The Pro+ even gets the 90Hz treatment, so you'll get a smoother experience with the higher refresh rate. Both the Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ come with Huawei's in-house Kirin 990 chipset, while the Honor 30 actually comes with a Kirin 985, something that's completely new and presumably sits between 2018's Kirin 980 and this year's 990.

Unfortunately, the handsets are exclusive to China at the moment, but if you want to check them out, you can find the Honor 30 here and the Honor 30 Pro here.

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