Honor 90 with a quad-curved display launched in India
The price starts at ₹37,999!
September 14, 2023
More than three years after its last smartphone launch in the Indian market, Honor marked its comeback in India today with the launch of Honor 90. The phone was initially launched in China in May this year. But while there was a time when Honor was known for its value-for-money phones in India, that’s not the case with this new smartphone launch.
The Honor 90 starts at ₹37,999 in the Indian market, and considering its specifications, this phone is overpriced.
Let’s talk about the pros first. Honor 90 is a premium mid-range device with a beautiful design. There is a quad-curved display, which is curved not only on the sides but also on the top and bottom. One exciting thing about this panel is that while the glass is curved, the panel itself is not. This ensures no accidental touches on the side when holding the phone.
The phone weighs 183g, and the thickness is 7.8mm. The back is made of glass, and there are two large circular camera modules.
The display is one of the highlights of this phone. It is a 6.7-inch 1.5K 120Hz 10-bit AMOLED display with 1600 nit peak brightness, HDR10+, and 3840Hz PWM dimming. This is the first smartphone display to get the TUV Rheinland Flicker-free certification. It is also a Dxomark Gold-certified display. The fingerprint scanner sits under the display.
Honor 90 has a big 5,000mAh battery, which is surprising considering the 7.8mm thickness. There is 66W fast charging support, but the phone lacks wireless charging.
There are three cameras on the rear. The primary camera has a 200MP 1/1.4″ ISOCELL HP3 sensor by Samsung. The secondary camera is for ultrawide/macro photos and has a 12MP sensor. The third camera has a 2MP depth sensor. Honor 90 has a 50MP selfie camera with 4K video recording.
The phone runs on Android 13 out of the box with Magic OS 7.1. The phone will get two Android OS updates.
And well, those are the pros of the phone.
Now, speaking of things that don’t make sense for the price, the chipset is the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a Samsung’s 4nm process-based SOC with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.5GHz. This is not the most powerful chip in this segment since we have phones with Dimensity 9000, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, which are cheaper than the Honor 90.
Also, while the company claims there is UFS 3.1 storage, as per Beebom, the storage speeds are more similar to the UFS 2.x storage. And the same is the case with the RAM.
There is no OIS for the primary camera, the phone has a single bottom-firing speaker and you don’t get the adapter in the box.
And well, that’s the Honor 90.
As for the pricing, Honor 90 comes in two storage options, and here is the pricing for the Indian market –