Honor held a big two-day launch event in China where we saw the debut of the MagicOS 7.0 interface yesterday while the big hardware announcements were left for today – among which three new phones.
Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 bring 160MP main cameras as well as Qualcomm chips and curved OLED displays. Honor 80 SE is the most affordable entry among the thre and gets a Dimensity 900 and 64MP main camera.
Honor Magic Vs is the top new foldable in Honor’s lineup, but we also got the brand-new Honor 80 series consisting of three phones.
Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80
Honor 80 Pro is the star of the show and gets a 6.78-inch curved OLED with a 2700×1224px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The 10-bit panel features a centered pill-shaped cutout below the ear speaker, which houses a 50MP selfie camera alongside a secondary 2MP depth module.
Honor 80 features a slightly smaller curved 6.67-inch OLED display with 2400×1080 px resolution and the same 120Hz refresh rate. There’s a single 32MP selfie cam housed in the punch hole cutout here.
Honor 80 Pro packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset though it is a slightly underclocked version with the prime Cortex-X2 core running at 3.0Ghz (instead of 3.2GHz) while the three Cortex-A710 Gold cores are capped at 2.5GHz compared to 2.75Ghz on other phones with the SD 8+ chip.
Honor 80 brings the just announced Snapdragon 782G chipset, which comes to succeed to the SD 778G+ SoC.
Moving on to the cameras – both the Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 share the same 160MP primary camera. This is a 1/1.56-inch sensor imaging sensor with an f/1.8 aperture that does 16-in-1 binning with 2.24μm pixels. Honor is also bringing its revamped Image Engine packed with improved scene optimizations, skin texture detection and upgraded AI RAW algorithms. AI Vlog mode is here to bring creators more advanced controls to their videos.
Honor 80 Pro also gets a 50MP ultrawide module, while the third module on its back is a 2MP depth helper. Honor 80 has a less capable 8MP ultrawide and the same 2MP depth module on its back.
Both phones boot MagicOS 7 based on Android 12 and pack 4,800 mAh batteries with 66W wired fast charging. Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 are available in black, green, blue and pink colors.
Honor 80 Pro starts at CNY 3,499 ($490) for the 8/256GB trim and goes up to CNY 4,099 ($573) for the 12/512GB version.
Honor 80 starts at CNY 2,699 ($377) for the 8/256GB trim, while the 12/512GB version is CNY 3,299 ($460).
Honor 80 SE
Honor 80 SE starts at CNY 2,399 ($335) and brings a curved 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The 10-bit panel also supports 1920Hz PWM dimming and brings a 32MP selfie camera housed in a punch-hole cutout.
There’s a 64MP main camera next to a 5MP ultrawide unit and a 2MP macro cam on the back. Honor 80SE is equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 900 chipset and packs a 4,600mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging.
Honor 80 SE comes in black, crystal, blue and pink colors. Pre-orders in China start today, while open sales are scheduled for December 9.