Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, introduces two new smartphones in its domestic market of China – The Honor X10 Max and Honor 30 Lite. The X10 Max looks a lot like a tablet with its 7.09 – inch display, while the 30 Lite packs a somewhat smaller 6.5-inch screen.
However, the most exciting feature of the two new phones is that they both have a MediaTek Dimensity 800 chip.
In May 2020, the United States government blocked many chip manufacturers from supplying chips to the Chinese producer Huawei.
Therefore, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), one of the primary contract chip makers, was denied fabricating Huawei’s HiSilicon chips.
Therefore, Huawei and Honor had to find a new producer to procure chips for smartphones, and MediaTek’s recently launched 5G chip for upper mid-range smartphones made a choice very easy.
The Honor 30 Lite
The Honor 30 Lite is a 5G-ready smartphone that uses the MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC. It also features 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery. The display is 6.5-inches, which makes the phone a large device.
The camera setup is unusual – The Honor 30 Lite packs a 48MP primary camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, and 2MP depth sensor. It also includes the same side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 22.5W wired charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Honor 30 Lite will come bundled with Magic UI 3.1.1, which is based on Android 10 but has no Google apps.
The Honor X10 Max
The X10 Max is a large smartphone with its nearly 7.1-inch display.
It also uses the MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC, 6/8 GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, and a respectable 5,000 mAh battery.
The camera setup consists of a 48MP primary camera with 10X digital zoom and a 2MP depth sensor.
It includes a side-mounted fingerprint reader, 22.5W wired charging, 3.5mm jack and also, Magic UI 3.1.1.