09 January 2023
Honor has debuted the Honor 80 flagship smartphone series in China. It has two models Honor 80 and Honor 80 Pro along with an affordable variant called Honor 80 SE. The lineup was introduced at the same event where we saw the launch of the Magic Vs foldable and MagicOS 7.0 based on Android 13 software.
The Honor 80 Pro is a premium device featuring a 6.78-inch curved OLED display with a 2700 x 1224 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with the primary Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.0GHz instead of the usual 3.2GHz. Even Cortex-A710 Gold cores are underclocked at 2.5GHz as compared to 2.75GHz.
In the camera department, the phone has a 160-megapixel 1/1.56-inch primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture. It has a binned 2.24µm pixel which captures more light, delivering high-quality photos in stunning detail, even in low-light conditions. The other two cameras are 50-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel depth sensors. The phone has a pill-shaped cutout on the front for dual selfie cameras: 50-megapixel and 2-megapixel.
The whole package is powered by a 4,800mAh battery with 66W fast charging. It will boot MagicOS 7 based on Android 12 but should get an upgrade to Android 13 soon. The phone is available in Blue, Pink, Green, and Black color options.
Honor 80 Pro Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 3,499 (about $490)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 3,799 (about $532)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 4,099 (about $574)
The Honor 80 is similar to the Pro variant but has a few differences here and there. For starters, it has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor here is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 782G which is a newly announced processor. It has the same 160-megapixel primary sensor but is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
There is a single 32-megapixel front camera for taking selfies and video calls. All other features and specifications are the same as the Pro variant.
Honor 80 Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,699 (about $378)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 2,999 (about $420)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 3,299 (about $462)
- 6.67-inch Full HD+ OLED curved display with 120Hz refresh rate
- MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor
- Triple cameras: 64-megapixel primary sensor, 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and 2-megapixel macro sensor
- 32-megapixel front camera
- 4,600mAh battery
- 66W fast charging
The Honor 80 SE will be sold in Pink, Crystal Blue, and Black color options. It is priced at CNY 2,399 (about $236) for the 8GB/256GB variant and at CNY 2,699 (about $378) for the 12GB/256GB variant.