The ZTE S30 series has just been announced in China. The company unveiled its latest lineup today (30th March 2020), which included three models namely, the high end S30 Pro, the base S30, and the S30 SE.
ZTE S30 Pro
The S30 Pro 5G is the higher end variant within the newly launched series and features a 6.67 inch AMOLED display that features FHD+ resolution (1080x2400px). The display also supports HDR 10+ and offers high refresh rate of 144Hz and touch sampling rate of 360Hz. Its display is also able to output peak brightness of 800 nits and offers 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.
On the front, the screen features a punch hole camera for its 44 megapixel selfie camera that offers AI portrait mode and various filters as well. Moving to the rear, the S30 Pro features a quad camera module (64MP + 8MP + 2MP +2MP), with a primary sensor that is capable of capturing 4K videos at 60fps. This camera system also offers dual channel anti shake for smoother video recordings.
The company also placed an emphasis on the design of the new smartphone, with lightness being the core design concept of the S30 Pro 5G. The OEM used a 3D stacking design on the new device to compress its thickness to just 7.8mm and weighing only 178 grams, making it feel thin and comfortable to be used in the hands of the user.
Under the hood, the S30 Pro houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G SoC, which is a 7nm processor that has an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem. The device is powered by a 4,200mAh battery that supports up to 55W fast charging. The S30 5G is available in for 2,998 Yuan (roughly 456 US Dollars) for its single 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage variant and will be available from 3rd April 2021.
The base S30 5G was also unveiled today, and similar to the higher end variant, it also sports a 6.67 inch display with a FHD+ resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and offers 90Hz high refresh rate, with 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 93.1 percent screen to body ratio. The device is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 720 octa core processor, which is a 5G enabled chip. For photography, it features a similar quad core camera module on the rear (64MP + 8MP + 5MP +2MP) but with a 16 megapixel front facing punch hole camera.
The S30 5G is powered by a 4,000mAh battery pack, which supports up to 30W fast charging. Along with the S30 series, the company also announced the new MyOS operating system for the lineup, which brings a unique user interface along with a wide variety of attractive wallpapers to choose from. The S30 5G is available in two different memory configurations, namely the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, which is available for 2,198 Yuan (roughly 334 US Dollars) and the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage version that can be purchased for 2,398 Yuan (roughly 265 US Dollars) from 3rd April 2021.
ZTE S30 SE
Along with the base and Pro variants, the Chinese tech giant also unveiled the new S30 SE 5G.Similar to the other two models, the SE variant also arrives with a 6.67 inch display that features FHD+ resolution and offers 240Hz touch sampling rate as well. The device has a triple camera setup (48MP + 5MP +2MP) on the rear.
It is powered by a large 6,000mAh battery pack and offers up to 128GB of internal storage. The large battery capacity is one of its highlighting features alongside support for 5G networking. On the inside, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor runs the new device, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The device features a price tag of 1,698 Yuan (roughly 258 US Dollars) and will be available from 3rd April 2021.
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