Honor 80 and Honor 80 Pro launch with 160MP cameras


As previously speculated, Honor revealed the Honor 80, 80 SE, and Honor 80 Pro in China along with the new Honor Magic Vs foldable. The new devices bring hardware upgrades and compelling specs such as 160 MP cameras. Without further ado, let’s see what these three smartphones have in tow.

Honor 80 and Honor 80 Pro 

The Honor 80 and 80 Pro get the spotlight of the launch, but the Pro still has some features that make it stand against the vanilla. The vanilla features a 6.67-inch OLED screen with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels of resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Honor 80 Pro

The Honor 80 Pro gets a bigger 6.78-inch OLED with 2,700 x 1,224 pixels of resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The vanilla has a tiny punch-hole for the 32 MP camera. The Pro, on the other hand, gets a pill-shaped punch-hole and it sits at the top center of the panel. It resembles Apple’s notch for the iPhone 14 Pro series, but there aren’t any software-generated black bars to simulate a notch. However, in terms of photography, it’s quite capable. The smartphone punch-hole houses a 50 MP main camera and a 2 MP depth module.

The Honor 80 packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G just as speculated. The Pro, on the other hand, brings the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. However, this is not the regular Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Apparently, this is an underclocked version of the Prime ARM Cortex-X2 core running at 3.0 GHz. Meanwhile, there are three ARM Cortex-A710 Gold cores capped at 2.5 GHz. Apparently, this is the same chip that Oppo will use with the Oppo Reno 9 Pro+. However, considering the Reno 9 Pro+ leaked AnTuTu Benchmark, users should not be worried in terms of performance.

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New 160 MP camera

Both smartphones come with an all-new 160 MP primary camera. The new camera, probably from Omnivision, is a 1/1.56-inch imaging sensor. It has an f/1.8 aperture and does 16-in-1 pixel binning with 0.75µm pixels. The Honor 80 duo also brings an Image Engine with scene optimizations, skin texture detection, and new AI RAW algorithms. There is also an AI Vlog mode to bring creators advanced controls to their videos.

Honor 80 Pro

The Honor 80 has an 8 MP ultrawide module and a 2 MP depth sensor. The Pro gets a 50 MP ultrawide shooter and the same 2 MP depth helper. Both smartphones run MagicOS 7.0 based on Android 12. Both devices have the same 4,800 mAh battery with 66W fast charging. They are up for sale in Black, Green, Blue, and Pink colors.

Honor 80 SE

The Honor 80 SE brings a 6.67-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate has 1920Hz PWM dimming. The smartphone has a punch-hole cutout with a 32 MP selfie snapper. Moving around to the back, the smartphone has a 64 MP main camera, a 5 MP ultrawide, and a 2 MP macro shooter.

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Honor 80 Pro

Under the hood, the smartphone packs the MediaTek Dimensity 900. Unfortunately, Honor didn’t go for the Dimensity 920 or even the Dimensity 1080 SoC which is newer. However, at the end of the day, the performance should be acceptable. Thankfully, the smartphone does not disappoint in RAM and Storage.

It comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of Storage. Going for the battery department, The SE draws power from a 4,600 mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging. The Honor 80 SE will go on sale by December 9. However, it is already up for pre-orders in Black, Crystal, Blue, and Pink colors.

Pricing and Availability

The Honor 80 starts at CNY 2,699 ($377) for the variant with 8GB/256GB. The other version with 12GB/512GB costs CNY 3,299 ($460). The 80 Pro starts at CNY 3,499 ($490) for the 8GB/256GB variant. The higher model with 12GB/512GB sets you back by CNY 4,099 ($573).

The Honor 80 SE retails at CNY 2,399 ($335) for the variant with 8GB/256GB. The smartphone trim with 12GB/256GB will cost CNY 2,699 ($376).

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