Announcement. ZTE Voyage 30S 5G - attention, cheap China is coming?

Photo Announcement. ZTE Voyage 30S 5G - attention, cheap China is coming?

In China, a cheap smartphone with support for 5G networks is presented. It is called 中兴远航 30S. Translated into more familiar alphabets, its name will sound like ZTE Voyage 30S or like ZTE Yuanhang 30S. A completely trivial device in all respects, but.

But the chipset. Before us is the debut of the 紫光展锐T760 chipset from Unisoc (in my catalog it is called Unisoc T760 Tanggula). And this chip - in combination with the price of the device - is of interest. The chip was announced back in 2021, if I'm not mistaken. But I got to specific devices only now. Unisoc products have been around for a long time and x�Very familiar. And she has a reputation... so... Well, for state employees it will do.

But the Unisoc T760 is aimed at a solid middle segment with support for 5G networks. Modern 6 nm manufacturing process, Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores, GPU Mali-G57. The characteristics are very similar to MediaTek Dimensity 800, which in AnTuTu gives under 400 thousand points. So it looks like we should expect something similar from a beginner.

On the one hand, it's not very impressive. On the other hand, how many manufacturers do you know who are now able to concoct stronger chips? In the flagships, of course, you can’t put this. But d�I am a mass market - that's it.

Now let's look at the smartphone.

In fact, ZTE Voyage 30S is offended by almost everyone.

Memory - 4 or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB permanent.

The screen is simple. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 6.52 "(103 cm²) and extremely low resolution, only 720x1600 (269 ppi). Refresh rate - up to 90 Hz.

Battery - only 4000 mAh and no fast charging.

The cameras are the simplest. 5 MP front and 13+2+2 MP rear (main, macro, depth sensor).

There is support for 5G networks and a side fingerprint scanner, but no NFC module. About Wi-Fi version and varietyUSB forgot to say.

And now the price. ZTE Voyage 30S will cost only ¥1199 (₽10800, $178) and ¥1399 (₽12600, $208) for the 4+128 and 6+128 GB versions, respectively.

Well, for the first pancake! We look forward to continuing.

Main characteristics of ZTE 远航 (Voyage, Yuanhang) 30S:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 90 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareUnisoc T760 Tanggula
4 x Cortex-A76, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 Memory RAM 4-6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 2 TB Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1,28,41,78
LTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,34,39-41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) BatteryLi-Pol, 4000 mAh Dimensions164.1 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm Weight190 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP, f/2.2
- 2 MP, macro
- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS OSAndroid 11, MyOS11.5 SensorsFingerprint scanner (side) USBType-C

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