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Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro released as mid-range smartphone disrupters with 4,000 nit AMOLED displays and three 50 MP cameras

The Honor 200 Pro is the company's first Snapdragon 8s Gen 3-powered smartphone. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor 200 Pro is the company's first Snapdragon 8s Gen 3-powered smartphone. (Image source: Honor)
Honor has introduced the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro, a pair of new mid-range smartphones that differ in a few areas. While both models feature 4,000 nit AMOLED displays and 5,200 mAh batteries capable of charging at 100 W, only the Honor 200 Pro contains Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset.

Honor has released its latest pair of upper mid-range smartphones in China, having introduced the Honor 200 Lite earlier this year. As expected, the company has now offered up the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro, which share similar designs and various features. On the design front, the Pro model stands out from its non-Pro sibling thanks to a pill-shaped punch hole, a two-tone back, and a more aggressively curved display.

Additionally, Honor equips the 200 Pro model with a 0.08-inch larger display than the regular 200 at 6.78-inches and 6.7-inches, respectively. With that being said, both displays utilise AMOLED technology and peak at 4,000 nits with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro share the same 50 MP selfie camera (f/2.1), as well as 12 MP ultra-wide-angle and 50 MP telephoto cameras that have f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures, respectively. For reference, the latter delivers 2.5x optical zoom and supports optical image stabilisation (OIS).

Honor 200. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 200. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 200 Pro. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 200 Pro. (Image source: Honor)

Similarly, the pair have 50 MP primary cameras. However, the Honor 200 Pro uses a larger H9000 sensor with a 1/1.3-inch optical format, compared to the 1/1.56-inch equivalent inside the Honor 200 that is based on the Sony IMX906. Moreover, the Honor 200 Pro has a time of flight (ToF) sensor next to its selfie camera that provides secure 3D facial recognition. Conversely, Honor equips both smartphones with a 5,200 mAh battery that can be topped up at 100 W over USB Type-C. Notably, only the Honor 200 Pro supports wireless charging though, which peaks at 66 W.

While neither device is waterproof, the Honor 200 Pro is IP55 certified for a degree of protection against rain. Both smartphones master Bluetooth 5.3, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity too, as well as Sony LDAC and Qualcomm aptX HD Bluetooth codecs. With that being said, Honor equips the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro with different chipsets. Specifically, although the Honor 200 Pro features the new Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, the Honor 200 makes do with the less powerful Snapdragon 7 Gen 3. As such, the Honor 200 Pro should only be marginally less powerful than Honor's Magic6 Pro (curr. $1,029 on Amazon).

So far, Honor has only released the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro in China. The company has confirmed that a global launch is planned for June, though. Currently, the Honor 200 starts at CNY 2,499 (~$345) with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, or CNY 2,999 (~$414) with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. By contrast, the Honor 200 Pro retails for CNY 3,499 (~$483) with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but CNY 3,999 (~$552) when configured with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.

(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-28 (Update: 2024-05-28)