This year’s Honor line upgrade includes three models: the base Honor 70, the mid-range Honor 70 Pro, and the flagship Honor 70 Pro +.
All three models have the same rear camera sensors – the main 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 (1/1.49″) with an aperture of f/1.9 and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, which can also act as a macro. The older Pro and Pro + models also have an optional 8-megapixel telephoto module with 3x optical zoom and optical stabilization.
The Honor 70 Pro + uses the Dimensity 9000, the top-of-the-line 4-nm MediaTek chipset. It consists of one “ultra” core Cortex-X2 (3.05 GHz), three “super” cores Cortex-A710 (2.85 GHz), four energy-efficient Cortex-A510, and graphics processor Mali-G710 MC10. 8/256 and 12/256 GB memory configurations are available. The smartphone has a 10-bit OLED display with a diagonal of 6.78″ with a resolution of 1200×2652 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The brightness is regulated by PWM, which is typical for OLED, the PWM frequency is 1,920 Hz, so the screen flicker should be completely invisible.
The battery capacity is 4,500 mAh, and fast charging (100 watts) is supported, fully charging the smartphone in half an hour. Honor 70 Pro + is already available for pre-order in China at 4,300 yuan (~ €600) for the 8/256 GB version or 4,600 yuan (~ €640) for 12/256 GB.
Honor 70 Pro has the same screen, camera, and battery, but a simpler chipset: 5 nm Dimensity 8000. Pre-orders for it in China have already begun, it will go on sale on June 10, retail prices – 3,700 yuan (~ €520) for the 8/256 GB version, 4,000 yuan (~ €560) for the 12/256 GB, plus the Pro model has an additional 12/512 GB configuration. It costs 4,400 yuan (~ €620), almost like a top version of Pro +.
And finally, the base model, Honor 70. It has a smaller diagonal OLED screen – 6.67″, a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels, and also supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a PWM frequency of 1,920 Hz. The rear camera unit, as mentioned above, is the same as in older models, except for the missing telephoto module. In addition, the front camera in the Honor 70 is “only” 32 MP, while in the Pro-version it is 50 MP.
It is also the only model in the new line that does not use the MediaTek chipset. Instead, the Honor 70 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G +. 8/256, 12/256, and 12/512 GB memory configurations are available. Battery capacity is even slightly higher than older models – 4,800 mAh and fast charging (66 W) is supported. Prices for this smartphone are much lower: from 2,699 yuan (~ €380) for the minimum memory configuration and up to 3,399 yuan (~ €480) for the maximum.