Honor, the Huawei sub-brand, has forged a reputation in recent years for high-end phones without the premium price.
The Honor 20 was a prime example of that, offering an excellent user experience for a fraction of the cost of many flagships.
You might think that its successor has already launched, but the Honor View 30 is part of a separate line altogether. We are expecting a follow-up to be called the Honor 30, and here's everything you need to know.
Its successor, therefore, has plenty to live up to. Here's everything you need to know about the Honor 30.
When is the Honor 30 coming out?
With its MWC press conference confirmed for 24 February, that seems like the first time we might get a look at the Honor 30.
The company has confirmed that it plans to launch European editions of the Honor View 30 Pro and 9X Pro in Barcelona, alongside a smartwatch and true wireless earphones.
However, considering how mobile-focused the exhibition is, we could expect to see more than just those two phones. We wouldn't rule out a new phone that hasn't been release elsewhere
However, the Honor 20 wasn't launched until 21 May 2019, so don't be surprised if we have to wait until Q2 2020 to get our first look at the device.
How much will the Honor 30 cost?
The Honor 20 cost £399 at launch, but has dropped to under £300 at the time of writing.
We'd expect a similar pricing strategy for the Honor 30, putting it firmly in the mid-range market.
What are we expecting from the Honor 30?
Unless Honor elects to make radical design changes to the Honor 30, we'd expect it to be an iterative upgrade over last year's model.
You can expect an upgrade to the latest Kirin 990 processor, while we may see the baseline model get a boost from 6 to 8GB.
We are yet to find the perfect solution for housing the front-facing camera, so expect Honor to stick with the hole-punch camera in the top corner of its phone.
In fact, cameras are likely to be a big focus once again, with Honor phones known for their AI-enhanced shots. We wouldn't expect additions to the quadruple-lens rear setup, but the Honor 30 will definitely have a few tricks up its sleeve.
In all likelihood, the phone will be running Magic UI over Android 10. Honor's skin is almost identical to Huawei's EMUI and some nice touches, including some useful power-saving measures and stunning wallpapers.
Honor 30 wishlist
The Honor 20 was an excellent phone for the price, so a follow-up would be all about building on this success and trying to stand out in the crowded mid-range market.
There is still some uncertainty over parent company Huawei's relationship with the US, which means we can't be sure whether the Honor 30 will ship with Google Play Services. We feel it needs these to have any change of success in Western markets.
Curiously, the Honor 20 only came with one option for on-device storage - 128GB. While that should be plenty for most people, having support for expandable storage would allow power users to make use of the extra space.
The 3,750mAh battery on the Honor 20 produced solid battery life, but we'd like to see this bumped up to even more than a full day's usage. Perhaps we're being greedy, but we'd be happy to remain without wireless charging and official waterproofing if we could get an extra few minutes out of the phone.
We'll update this article as soon as any concrete news breaks. In the meantime, check out our Honor 20 review from 2019.