The Honor 90 and Honor 90 Pro made their debut in China today. The smartphones have only been slightly revised compared to the predecessors of the Honor 80 series. The most important feature is the 200 megapixel main camera with a Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor. In addition, the Honor phones have large 5,000 mAh batteries. The launch was in China, but the company confirmed in a press release that the devices will be released internationally “soon” including Google Mobile Services.
Honor 90 Pro
The Honor 90 Pro features a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 6.78-inch 10-bit AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,700 x 1,224 pixels. The panel features a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and over 1,000 nits of brightness. Behind a central punch hole are two selfie cameras: a 50-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, just like the Honor 80 Pro.
On the rear, however, there is a significant upgrade with a 200-megapixel main camera with a 1/1.4-inch sensor and an f/1.9 aperture. The pixels are 0.56 μm in size and reach a combined value of 2.24 μm with 16-to-1 binning. The ultra-wide camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels and a field of view of 112 degrees. There’s also a 32-megapixel portrait lens with 2.5x optical zoom and OIS.
The 5,000 mAh battery charges with a fast 90 watts, which according to Honor returns 56% capacity to the tank in 15 minutes. In addition to two stereo speakers, there is also the GPU Turbo X app for gaming enthusiasts. Other specs include MagicUI 7.1 based on Android 13, NFC, and 3,840Hz UHF PWM dimming for easy on the eyes.
The Honor 90 Pro can already be pre-ordered in four colors: silver, black, green and ice feather blue. The 12/256 GB version is priced at 3,299 CNY (€435/$465), 16/256 GB is 3,599 CNY (€475/$510) and the top 16/512 GB version is 3,899 CNY (€515 /$550). The first sale is scheduled for June 7th.
The regular Honor 90 has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip under the hood. However, Honor has increased the clock speed of the main Cortex-A710 core from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz. There’s a 6.7-inch OLED display with 2,664 x 1,200 pixels, 1 billion colors and a 120Hz refresh rate. According to the official website, the peak brightness is 1,600 nits.
The selfie camera is the same 50-megapixel f/2.4 camera as the Pro. The 200-megapixel main camera and 12-megapixel ultra-wide on the rear are also identical, but the third camera is a simple 2-megapixel depth sensor instead of the Pro’s telephoto camera. You also have to do without optical image stabilization. The battery still charges with 66 watts and is also compatible with 40 watts of Power Delivery. However, neither the Honor 90 nor the Honor 90 Pro support wireless charging.
The Honor 90 comes in four colors: Green, Black and Ice Feather Blue are the same as the Pro. The fourth version in silver has a star diamond pattern. The 12/256 GB version costs CNY 2,499 (€330/$355), the 16/256 GB variant is priced at CNY 2,799 (€370/$395) and the 16/512 GB option sets you back CNY 2,999 (€395/$425). The sale will also start on June 7th.