Honor is threatened to once again be on the US sanctions list, but this does not prevent the company from continuing to release its new products. Not so long ago, it introduced the Honor X30 Max and Honor X30i, and now it is preparing to bring the Honor X30 to the market, which will be the third smartphone in the line of the same name.
Today it was reported that the Honor X30 will receive the Snapdragon 695 as a hardware platform, which was introduced not so long ago and became an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 690. This is a chipset made according to the norms of 6-nanometer technology with 5G support. The declared increase in processor performance by 15% and graphics – by 30%. The Honor X30 should offer a triple rear camera with 48MP + 2MP + 2MP sensors. The selfie camera should fit into the round hole on the screen.
No more details about the new product are given. As the source does not inform about when to wait for the announcement of the Honor X30. In this situation, one has only to wait for information about the smartphone from the company itself; which has every chance to enter the global market.
In addition, there are rumors that the company may soon unveil the Honor 60 line, which will feature 66W fast charging.
Honor ranked third in China in smartphone sales – ahead of Xiaomi and Apple
Independent from Huawei, Honor is rapidly increasing sales of its smartphones in China. According to Counterpoint Research, third-quarter shipment volumes ranked the vendor as the third most successful smartphone vendor in the country.
Honor sold 96% more smartphones in the third quarter than in the previous quarter. As a result, the company won a 15% share in the Chinese gadget market; right after Vivo and Oppo (23% and 20%, respectively) according to analyst Counterpoint Research. Surprisingly, Xiaomi, extremely popular outside of China, in the home market is content with only fourth place; and Apple closes the top five.
Initially, Honor was a sub-brand of Huawei; under which devices of the budget and mid-range, as well as models for the youth audience, were produced. This year Huawei sold it to a consortium of companies that includes the authorities of the rapidly developing economic center – the city of Shenzhen. Huawei itself now occupies only 8% of the Chinese market; whereas a year ago it was in the lead with 30%.
The self-sufficient company resumed promoting its products in China; and now it sells rather expensive models, including the Magic3 Pro + smartphone introduced in August, which cost about $ 1250.
We also add that the total quarterly sales of smartphones in the Middle Kingdom fell by 9% in comparison with the previous year.