Honor 90 & Honor 90 Pro launched with a 200MP sensor

Both are premium-looking devices

Release Date
May 29, 2023
Honor 90 Starting Price
¥2499 (~$353)
Honor 90 Pro Starting Price
¥3299 (~$466)

The Honor 80 series was launched in China in November last year, featuring a unique camera module design. The Honor 80 was a mid-range phone with Snapdragon 782G chipset, whereas the Honor 80 Pro was a high-end phone with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Today, the brand launched the successors in China – Honor 90 & Honor 90 Pro. This time, Honor has changed the camera module design again.



Honor 90 comes with two big circles on the back, one with a dual camera setup and the other with a camera and the LED flash module. The phone comes in four color shades, with the “Diamond Silver” color option being the most unique-looking (the one shown in the image above). This one has a two-tone design on the rear, with the top having a glossy finish, whereas the bottom part has tiny diamonds and circles engraved.

Honor has focused on the design a lot which is evident from the fact that each color option has a different back design and feel.

There is an under-display fingerprint sensor.


Honor 90 is rocking a curved display on the front with a single selfie camera placed in a tiny hole punch cutout. This is a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 2664×1200 pixels resolution and 10-bit colors. The refresh rate of this panel is 120Hz, and the peak brightness is 1600 nits. This is the first display on a smartphone featuring the 3,840Hz UHF PWM dimming, making it the first phone to get the TÜV Rheinland’s “Flicker Free” certification.

Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, paired with 12GB or 16GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage. The battery is 5,000mAh, and the phone supports 66W fast wired charging.


On the rear, Honor 90 has three cameras. The primary camera has a 200 Megapixel 1/1.4″ ISOCELL HP3 sensor by Samsung. The second camera is for ultrawide/macro shots and has a 12MP sensor. The third camera is for depth information and has a 2MP sensor. There is support for 4K video recording.

The phone has a 50MP camera with 4K video recording and 100-degree FOV for selfies.

Finally, MagicUI 7.1 runs out of the box, based on Android 13. Here is the pricing for China –

  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥2499 (~$353)
  • 16GB + 256GB – ¥2799 (~$396)
  • 16GB + 512GB – ¥2999 (~$424)



Honor 90 Pro comes in the same four colors as Honor 90, but the design differs. The camera module design differs from the vanilla model, and the phone has two selfie cameras on the front, hence a pill-shaped cutout.

Regarding the similarities between the two phones, the Honor 90 Pro has the same primary selfie camera, the primary rear camera, the ultrawide/macro camera, and the same 5,000mAh battery.

The most significant upgrade is performance since the Pro is rocking the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SOC. While it is better than Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 in the vanilla model, it is also the same SOC that powered Honor 80 Pro. The storage options are the same as Honor 90.


The display is bigger on the 90 Pro – a 6.78-inch OLED with a 2700×1224 pixels resolution and 10-bit colors. The other display features, including the 3,840Hz UHF PWM dimming, are the same.

The charging speed is upgraded to 90W on the Honor 90 Pro.


As for the cameras, the only difference between the Pro and vanilla model is the presence of a 2.5X telephoto camera on the former with a 32MP sensor and OIS support.

Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –

  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3299 (~$466)
  • 16GB + 256GB – ¥3599 (~$509)
  • 16GB + 512GB – ¥3899 (~$551)

Well, compared to the Honor 80 series, the Honor 90 series is cheaper. And what’s even more interesting is that the base variants have 12GB RAM this time, compared to 8GB last year.

In China, both phones will go on sale on June 7. The phones will also launch globally, but the date is not yet announced.

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