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Huawei Mate 30 is rumored to have new Kirin chip, faster charging speeds

The next Huawei flagship in the making

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Huawei is still making the new phones under the P30 series their new best-sellers. However, the rumor mill for the successors of the Mate 20 has already started. We already know that the company is already internally testing the upcoming Mate 30 series. So, what can we expect from them?

According to claimed insider sources, the Mate 30 Pro will have significant upgrades over last year’s Mate 20 Pro and the current P30 Pro, especially in the chipset. The Mate 30 Pro (or maybe even the regular Mate 30) will have a 7nm Kirin 985 chipset paired with the Balong 5000 5G modem. A 4G variant is also likely to be in the works.


The Mate 30 Pro will have a 6.71-inch AMOLED panel built by BOE. Of course, it’ll have an in-display fingerprint scanner.

As for photography, there will be four cameras similar to the P30 Pro’s. It’ll have a main high-resolution shooter accompanied by ultra-wide and telephoto cameras, and a 3D Time of Flight sensor.

Lastly, the battery will be a 4200mAh cell. There’s no size upgrade. (Both the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro have the same capacity.) However, the Mate 30 Pro will have a 55W fast charging speed. It’ll be faster than the 50W SuperVOOC of OPPO’s Find X Lamborghini Edition. Wireless and reverse wireless charging are also supported at slower speeds.

Since these rumored specs are about five months early (Mate series launches usually happen in October), we’re highly skeptical that they’re final.

Via: GSMArena

SEE ALSO: Who is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro perfect for?

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for lower price

The more affordable ones

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Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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