Honor 60 & Honor 60 Pro launched in China

Honor 60 Pro has a 50MP sensor on both rear & the front

Release Date
December 1, 2021
Honor 60 Starting Price
Honor 60 Pro Starting Price

In June this year, the Honor 50 series went official with three phones under it named the Honor 50 SE, Honor 50 & the Honor 50 Pro. Today, we got the Honor 60 series in China. Unlike last time, only two phones were launched today, the Honor 60 & Honor 60 Pro. Now, these are not the high-end premium flagships from the brand but rather upper mid-range devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 & 778 Plus chipsets, respectively. It is worth mentioning that the Honor 50 & 50 Pro featured Snapdragon 778G, so, in terms of performance, the only upgrade is in the Pro variant this time since that gets the newer 778 Plus SOC.

Honor 60 Pro has a display curved on all four sides
Honor 60 Pro has a display curved on all four sides

Design-wise, the Honor 60 series is not very different than the Honor 50 series. There is the same big camera module with two big circles in it. The only difference is that this time, there is a triple camera setup on the rear instead of a quad-camera setup, hence a cleaner look. Both these phones get curved displays, but the major difference here is that in the case of the 60 Pro, the display is curved on the top & bottom as well. In short, it is a dual-curved panel on the Honor 60 & a quad-curved panel on the 60 Pro.

And unlike last time where the Pro variant had a pill-shaped cutout for the selfie camera, both the 60 & 60 Pro have a single hole-punch cutout placed in the center.

Speaking of the specifications, the Honor 60 gets a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ 10-bit OLED (2400 X 1080) with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Honor 60 Pro has a bigger 6.78-inch panel, but it is also a Full-HD+ 10-bit 120Hz OLED. Thanks to a bigger size, there are extra pixels, hence the resolution is 2652 X 1200 pixels in the case of the Pro variant.

As mentioned in the beginning, while the vanilla model has Snapdragon 778G, the Pro variant gets the new Snapdragon 778 Plus SOC. In terms of storage, both phones have 8GB or 12GB RAM options, but only the vanilla model has both the 128GB & 256GB storage options. For the Pro version, it is only 256GB. The battery size  & charging speed is the same for both phones, i.e., 4,800mAh + 66W charging.

Coming to the camera setup, both these phones get a primary 108MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture lens. But, while the vanilla Honor 60 gets an 8MP ultrawide (112-degrees FOV), the Honor 60 Pro has an impressive 50 Megapixel sensor for the ultrawide camera (122-degrees FOV). Finally, both these phones have a 2MP camera for depth information. And when it comes to macro photos, those can be taken with the ultrawide camera.

And the difference is there on the front as well. For the vanilla model, there is a 32MP selfie camera, but for the Honor 60 Pro, there is an incredible 50 Megapixel sensor for selfies.

Finally, Magic UI 5.0 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.

Coming to the pricing, Honor 60 & 60 Pro come in the same four color options, but while there are three storage options for the vanilla model, the count is only two for the Pro version.

Here is the price of Honor 60 in China –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥2699 ($423)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥2999 ($471)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3299 ($518)

And here is the price of Honor 60 Pro in China –

  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥3699 ($580)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3999 ($628)

The pre-orders have begun already and the phones will go on sale in China, starting December 10.