22 January 2020
These days the companies themselves reveal the names of their upcoming products, meaning they do half of the work of the leaks. Following the same tradition, Honor not only has confirmed the name of its upcoming smartphone but has also disclosed a key specification. According to an official post on Weibo, Honor Vera 30 will be equipped with the newly-launched Kirin 990 chip. The Honor Vera 30 may be addressed as Honor V30 at the time of the launch to avoid confusion. We could also assume it to be essentially a short form for 5G (V) era.
This is the only key detail that Honor has shared in respect of its upcoming smartphone. But much can be understood about the device from this tiny detail. Huawei recently launched the Kirin 990 processor with integrated 5G modem. And having an integrated modem on the chip saves 36% board space, thus allowing manufacturers to look for further possibilities.
The Kirin 990 5G is based on 7nm manufacturing process and it has two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores.
Note that last month, President Zhao Ming also confirmed that the Honor V30 will be a 5G-capable smartphone and this would make the device the first 5G smartphone from Honor.
We also expect to see the upcoming Huawei’s Mate 30 series to come with Kirin 990 processor. The new Mate-series phones are confirmed to launch on September 19 but we can’t comment on the launch of the Honor V30 phone.