HiSense U30 looks great with 8GB RAM, 48MP camera, O-Infinity display

HiSense U30 Android 9 smartphone features a 6.3-inch O-Infinity Display, 48MP camera at the back, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, 4500mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0.

When was the last time you heard of a HiSense phone? Better yet, when was the last time you saw one? Here at MobilityArena, it has been donkey years. The good news is that they are still in the business of making phones, and they have an interesting model announced at CES 2019. Say hello to a 48MP camera. Say hello to an O-Infinity display and to a Snapdragon 675 chipset. Now, let;s meet the U30 properly.

HiSense U30 is the first smartphone announced that features Samsung’s 48 megapixel camera and the Snapdragon 675 processor. It is also one of the first smartphones with the O-Infinity display – a display with a punch hole selfie camera. Notice, HiSense is not calling it Infinity-O as used by Samsung.

Speaking of selfie camera, the front-facing camera on the U30 has  a 20-megapixels lens.  Because of the O-Infinity display, the selfie lens is housed in a punch hole in a corner of the display. Thank the gods the notch has been left behind in 2018 – at least by HiSense. The U30’s display is as bezel-less and sleek as it gets.

The U30 has a unique touch to its physical build – a cowhide back cover. You don’t get to see that everyday. We wonder how that will wear – like a pair of real leather cowboy boots or belt? Of course, at the back of the phone is the main camera – a dual lens setup that couples a 48MP camera with a 5MP depth sensor.

There are two variants of this interesting mobile phone – one has 6GB of RAM while the other has 8GB. You will not be lacking in multi-tasking ability on this device. There is no memory card slot, but the U30 has 128GB internal storage, so you are not likely to need a card anyway.

And with Android 9 Pie running out of the box, you have up-to-date software to count on. The full list of features of the U30 are specified below.

HiSense U30 Specifications and Features

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: Supported LTE bands are not specified yet
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 9 Pie + Vision UI 6

Design, Form Factor and Appearance

  • Dimensions:  mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6.30 inches, 1080 × 2340 pixels, O-Infinity, LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Physical Build: Cowhide back cover
  • Colours:

 

HiSense U30 with 48MP camera

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 612
  • RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: No

Photography and Video

  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera with 48 megapixels, Samsung lens, auto-focus + 5 megapixels depth sensor, LED flash, 2160p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 20 megapixels, 1080p@30fps video capture

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity Features

  • Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • USB: microUSB v2.0

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 4500mAh
  • Announced: January 2019
  • Availability: March 2019
HiSense U30 O-Infinity display
Image Source: TudoCellular.com

HiSense U30 Price and Availability

The price of the U30 is yet to be announced, but the manufacturer says that the device will be available only in China, Russia, and some European countries. Expected release date is sometime in March 2019.

With the O-Infinity display and 48MP camera, coupled with other features, the HiSense U30 is a very compelling proposition if priced right. The limited availability is a bummer though, but if you want one bad enough, the world is a global village. Just order and ship from any of the official countries and you are good.

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