The Honor 90 and Honor 90 Pro made their debut in China today. The phones are a slight improvement over their predecessors, with the most impressive feature being the 200 MP main camera with an ISOCELL HP3 sensor.
The two phones have a 5,000 mAh battery, which is the highest capacity ever for the number series. The launch took place in China, but the company confirmed in a press release the devices will arrive internationally with GMS “soon”.
George Zhao, Honor CEO
Honor 90 Pro
The Pro variant has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 6.78” 10-bit AMOLED display with a resolution of 2700 x 1224 pixels. The panel comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR support and over 1,000 nit brightness.
There are two selfie cameras behind a centered punch hole – 50 MP main and 2 MP depth sensor with 4K video recording – the same as on the Honor 80 Pro.
There is a significant upgrade at the back though with a 200 MP main camera with 1/1.4” sensor and f/1.9 aperture. The pixels are 0.56μm in size and get to 2.24μm with 16-to-1 pixel-binning. The ultra-wide-angle camera has 12 MP resolution and 112-degree FoV, and there is also a 32 MP portrait shooter with 2.5x optical zoom and OIS.
The 5,000 mAh battery supports 90W charging and Honor claims it takes 15 minutes to fill 56%.
The phone comes with dual stereo speakers and GPU Turbo X for gaming enthusiasts. Other specs include MagicUI 7.1 on top of Android 13, NFC, and 3840 Hz UHF PWM dimming to be easier on the eyes of the user.
Honor 90 Pro is available for pre-order in four colors – Silver, Black, Green, and Ice Feather Blue. The price for the 12/256 GB version is CNY3,299 ($465/€435), 16/256 GB costs CNY3,599 ($510/€475), while the 16/512 GB is CNY3,899 ($550/€515). The first sale is scheduled for June 7.
The vanilla Honor 90 comes with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, but Honor boosted the mightiest Cortex-A710 core from 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz.
The phone is built around a 6.7” OLED screen with 2664 x 1200 pixels, 1 billion colors and 120 Hz refresh rate. According to the official website, peak brightness is 1,600 nits.
The selfie camera is the very same 50 MP f/2.4 shooter as on the Pro. The 200 MP main and 12 MP ultra-wide cameras on the back are also shared, but the third camera is a basic 2 MP depth sensor instead of a telephoto unit. There is no OIS here, but the phone will have EIS.
The battery here comes with 66W charging and is also compatible with 40W Power Delivery if you don’t have the supplied proprietary charger at hand. Neither the Honor 90 nor the Honor 90 Pro support wireless charging.
Honor 90 also comes in four colors – Green, Black, and Ice Feather Blue are the same as the Pro. The fourth, Silver, has a Star Diamond pattern and is subjectively the prettiest of all. The price for the 12/256 GB version is CNY2,499 ($355/€330), the 16/256 GB variant is CNY2,799 ($395/€370), while the 16/512 GB option is priced at CNY2,999 ($425/€395). The sale will begin on June 7, with the phone available at the Hi Honor store in China.