The Honor 70 series has been unveiled – it features three models, including the first number series flagship since the 30 Pro+. The Honor 70 Pro and Pro+ are quite similar, differing mainly in the choice of chipset (both have MediaTek Dimensity chips), the vanilla Honor 70 stands as the affordable version.
Honor 70 Pro+
The Honor 70 Pro+ is powered by the Dimensity 9000, a flagship 4nm chipset with a Cortex-X2 CPU core (3.05GHz), three A710, four A510 and a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU, plus a new sub-6GHz 5G modem. The Pro+ comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage.
The 6.78” OLED display on the front uses a 10-bit panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 1,920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. It can display video that uses the “HDR Vivid” format, which was mainly developed by Huawei.
All three models feature the brand new Sony IMX800, a 1/1.49” sensor with 54MP resolution and 1.0µm pixels (2.0µm with binning). It is used in the main camera where it sits behind an f/1.9 aperture.
It is joined by a 50MP ultra wide camera, which doubles as a macro camera (2.5cm/1” focus distance). The Pro and Pro+ models also boast an 8MP telephoto module with 3x optical magnification (up to 30x digital) and OIS. Finally, there is a 50MP punch hole camera on the front, which has a wide 100° field of view.
8MP 3x tele camera • Up to 30x digital zoom • 50MP ultra wide/macro camera • 50MP 100° selfie camera
The Honor 70 series features a Vlog mode, which uses AI and the generous FoV of the cameras to keep you and your subjects in frame. Yes, you and your subjects, the phone can record video with front and back cameras simultaneously with image stabilization and AI beautification applied.
Honor improved its charging tech and the Pros run at 100W. This gets the battery to 60% charge in 15 minutes (up from 50% in the same period on the 60 Pro) and up to 100% in 30 minutes total.
Let’s talk pricing – the Honor 70 Pro+ with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage goes on pre-order in China today at CNY 4,300 ($645/€600/₹50,000). A version with 12GB of RAM (same storage) is also available for CNY 4,600 ($690/€640/53,500₹). The first units will be available on June 16.
Honor 70 Pro
The Honor 70 Pro has most of the same hardware as the Pro+. Crucially, the display, cameras and battery are exactly the same. The chipset and price are not.
As you may have already guessed, the regular Pro is powered by the Dimensity 8000 – a mid-range 5nm chip that uses the older Cortex-A78/A55 CPU cores, but the new Mali-G610 MC6 GPU (obviously, a mid-range GPU, unlike the G710).
Interestingly, this model has a version with 512GB storage. The base is 256GB, though. Anyway, here are the prices.
The 70 Pro starts at CNY 3,700 ($555/€515/₹43,000) and it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Then there’s the 12/256GB version at CNY 4,000 and the aforementioned 12/512GB model at CNY 4,400. Pre-orders in China start today, the first units will arrive on June 10.
By the way, Honor ran a global design competition and picked two winning designs to turn into cases for the Honor 70 Pro/Pro+.
Source (in Chinese)