Honor 90 Pro debuts with 200 MP camera and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 at mid-range prices
Honor has introduced a follow-up to the Honor 80 Pro, just over six months after releasing the Snapdragon 8 Plus 1-backed handset. While the high-end Qualcomm chipset remains, Honor has made changes in other areas. Arguably, design is another area of continuation between the Honor 80 and Honor 90 series, with only minor tweaks to the rear-facing camera housing.
Similarly, Honor appears to have re-used last year’s 6.78-inch AMOLED display, which operates at 2,700 x 1,224 pixels with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 437 PPI. However, Honor has improved peak brightness from 1,000 nits to 1,600 nits, which will only occur in specific circumstances. For reference, the Honor 90 Pro carries over its predecessor’s 50 MP and 2 MP front-facing cameras, ensconced behind a pill-shaped display cut out.
Conversely, Honor has included an all-new set of rear-facing cameras, with a 200 MP and 1/1.4-inch sensor serving as a primary camera. Also, the Honor 90 Pro has 12 MP ultra-wide-angle (112° FoV) and 32 MP telephoto (2.5x optical/OIS) cameras, eschewing the 50 MP ultra-wide-angle and 2 MP depth cameras in the Honor 80 Pro. Moreover, battery capacity has grown from 4,800 mAh to 5,000 mAh, with 90 W wired charging now advertised.
12 GB of RAM is now standard too; Honor did not offer 16 GB of RAM options with the Honor 80 Pro, either. The Honor 90 Pro is available in China with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for CNY 3,299 (~US$467) or with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage for CNY 3,599 (~US$509) and CNY 3,899 (~US$551), respectively. Launch details in other markets are unknown at this stage.