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Honor 80 series debuts with an SE variant, up to 160MP main cameras and 66W SuperCharge

The 80 Pro. (Source: Honor)
The 80 Pro. (Source: Honor)
Honor has made the 80 SE, 80 and 80 Pro mid-range Android smartphones official today (November 23, 2022). Each has its own screen size and new and more or less 8-shaped rear camera hump, although only the 80 and 80 Pro benefit from a first-gen 160MP main shooter. They run a rebranded UI called MagicOS, although it is not based on Android 13.

The Honor 80 series may be technically overshadowed by their new Magic Vs foldable flagship counterpart; however, they may still be capable of distracting some potential fans with their rear camera humps alone. The OEM has gone for the double-barrel look once again, although they have been modified considerably, particularly in the case of the infinity-symbol-like housing of the 80 Pro.

Then again, the Honor 80 SE has a more generic hump that happens to blend in with the rest of its series. It runs the older MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, whereas the 80 Pro has a much higher-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform and the 80 gets to introduce the Snapdragon 782G to the world.

All 3 devices have OLED displays complete with 1 billion color support, 1,920Hz PWM dimming and 120Hz refresh rates, although the FHD+ 80 and 80 SE leave an increased 2.5K+ resolution to the Pro model. Then again, the 80 SE is the only one without a 160MP main camera.

It is 1/1.56 inches in size, has an f-stop of 1.8, has a wide-angle view and is joined by an a 2MP tertiary camera and an ultra-wide shooter in the 80 and 80 Pro, of 12MP and 50MP in resolution respectively. That is not where the camera novelty stops, either: the 80 Pro has a dual 50+2MP selfie camera in a Dynamic Island-like punch hole, compared to the 32MP single shooters of its other 2 siblings.

The SE model has a slightly smaller 4,600mAh battery than the 4,800mAh 80 and 80 Pro, although it does benefit from the same 66W fast wired charging, rated to restore a 80% charge in about 30 minutes.

Honor has moved on to 8GB RAM base SKUs with 256GB rather than 128GB of internal storage in the 80 series, even for the SE variant. It starts at a potentially reasonable 2,399 yuan (~US$335), whereas the 80 does so at 2,699 yuan (~US$377) and the 80 Pro at 3,499 yuan (~US$489).

Then again, all 3 are available to pre-order in China only...for now.

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The Honor 80 series' new styles, colorways and prices. (Source: Honor)
The Honor 80 series' new styles, colorways and prices. (Source: Honor)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-11-23 (Update: 2022-11-24)