Honor held a big two-day launch event in China where we saw the debut of MagicOS 7.0 yesterday while big hardware announcements were left for today – three new phones included.
The Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 both bring 160MP main cameras along with Qualcomm chipsets and curved OLED screens. Honor 80 SE is the most affordable entry among the three and gets a 900MP main camera.
Honor Magic Vs is the best new foldable phone in Honor’s lineup, but we also got the all-new Honor 80 series which consists of three phones.
Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80
Honor 80 Pro is the star of the show and it gets a 6.78-inch curved OLED display with a resolution of 2700 x 1224 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 10-bit panel features a centered pill-shaped cutout below the earpiece, which houses a 50MP selfie camera along with a secondary 2MP depth unit.
Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80
The Honor 80 features a smaller 6.67-inch curved OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and the same 120Hz refresh rate. There is a single 32MP selfie camera housed in the hole-punch cutout here.
The Honor 80 Pro packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset though it’s a slightly unlocked version with the Cortex-X2 core running at 3.0GHz (instead of 3.2GHz) while the three gold Cortex-A710 cores are clocked at 2.5GHz compared to 2.75GHz on other phones with SD 8+ chip.
Honor 80 Pro (SD 8 + 1) and Honor 80 (SD 782G)
The Honor 80 brings the just-announced Snapdragon 782G chipset, which comes to succeed the SD 778G+ SoC.
Moving on to the cameras – the Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 both share the same 160MP primary camera. This is an imaging sensor with a 1/1.56-inch sensor with an f/1.8 aperture that does a 16-in-1 combo with 2.24µm pixels. Honor also introduces a revamped photo engine packed with improved scene optimizations, skin texture detection and updated AI RAW algorithms. AI Vlog mode is here to bring creators more advanced control to their videos.
The Honor 80 Pro also gets a 50MP ultrawide module, while the third module on the back is a 2MP depth assist. The Honor 80 has a less capable 8MP ultrawide unit and the same 2MP depth unit on the back.
Both phones run MagicOS 7 based on Android 12 and pack a 4,800mAh battery with 66W fast wired charging. Honor 80 Pro and Honor 80 are available in Black, Green, Blue and Pink colours.
Honor 80 Pro starts at CNY 3,499 ($490) for the 8/256 GB version and goes up to CNY 4,099 ($573) for the 12/512 GB version.
Honor 80 Pro color options
Honor 80 starts at CNY 2,699 ($377) for the 8/256 GB version, while the 12/512 GB version is CNY 3,299 ($460).
Honor 80 SE
Honor 80 SE starts at CNY 2,399 ($335) and offers a 6.67-inch curved OLED display with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The 10-bit board also supports 1920Hz PWM dimming and brings a 32MP selfie camera housed in a punch-hole cutout.
There’s a 64MP main camera alongside a 5MP ultrawide unit, and a 2MP macro camera on the back. The Honor 80SE is equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 900 chipset and a 4,600mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging.
Honor 80 SE comes in Black, Crystal, Blue and Pink colours. Pre-orders in China begin today, while open sales are scheduled to begin on December 9.