Honor 70 series launched – Honor 70, 70 Pro & 70 Pro+
The price starts at ¥2699 (~$404) & goes up to ¥4599 (~$689)
May 30, 2022
Honor 70 Starting Price
Honor 70 Pro Starting Price
Honor 70 Pro+ Starting Price
The Honor 70 series is now official in the Chinese market, and this series brings both mid-range & high-end phones. This time, there are three phones under this series named the Honor 70, Honor 70 Pro & the Honor 70 Pro+. So, the Pro+ variant is new this time since that was missing in the Honor 60 series. In this article, let us talk in detail about all the three phones that launched today.
Starting with the cheapest of the three, this does not look like your typical mid-range phone of 2022. Instead, this is a premium-looking phone with a curved display on the front & (what looks like) glass back. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack, but the phone does have stereo speakers.
Under the hood, the Honor 70 has the Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset, which is the same SOC that powered the Honor 60 Pro.
The panel on the front is a 6.67-inch 10-bit OLED with a Full-HD+ resolution and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The bezels are also incredibly slim. The hole punch cutout has a 32MP sensor.
As for the rear cameras, there is a primary 1/1.49” 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor with an f/1.9 lens, a 50MP sensor with an ultrawide/macro lens & a 2MP depth sensor. There is support for 4K video recording. Finally, the phone has a 4,800mAH battery and supports 66W fast charging. Android 12 runs out of the box with MagicUI 6.1 running on top.
Here is the pricing for China –
8GB + 256GB – ¥2699 (~$405)
12GB + 256GB – ¥2999 (~$450)
12GB + 512GB – ¥3399 (~$510)
It will go on sale on the 7th of June in China.
HONOR 70 PRO
Next, we have the Honor 70 Pro, a premium mid-range phone from the brand that looks almost the same as the Honor 70. That ‘almost’ is there because of the slightly different-looking camera module. Apart from that, there is no difference in design. Since this is a ‘Pro’ version, it has a larger display than the vanilla model. There is a 6.78-inch 10-bit OLED with a resolution of 2652 x 1200 pixels. The refresh rate goes up to 120Hz. So, not only is the display bigger in size, but it also offers more pixels, thanks to a higher resolution.
Under the hood, there is the MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SOC that is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. The battery is smaller than the vanilla model at 4,500mAH, but that’s because the charging speed is upgraded to 100W.
In terms of the cameras, the Honor 70 Pro has a primary 1/1.49” 54MP Sony IMX800 sensor and another 50MP sensor for the ultrawide lens. The third camera has an 8MP sensor and a 3X Telephoto lens. There is OIS for the telephoto lens but not for the primary camera. For selfies, there is yet another 50MP sensor. So, it is safe to say Honor has gone all out with the camera hardware here.
Here is the pricing –
8GB + 256GB – ¥3699 (~$555)
12GB + 256GB – ¥3999 (~$600)
12GB + 512GB – ¥4399 (~$660)
It will go on sale in China on the 10th of June.
HONOR 70 PRO+
The Honor 70 Pro+ is not a lot different than the Pro version. The design is the same, and so is the display, the battery size, and even the cameras. The only upgrade comes in the performance department since the phone has Dimensity 9000, the flagship SOC by MediaTek. And that is the sole reason for the higher price of the Pro+ variant. The phone lacks a 512GB variant which is weird since even the vanilla Honor 70 has one.