The Honor 70 series are official. All three phones boast the new 54MP Sony IMX800 camera with OIS!

Both the Pro and Pro+ come with Dimensity chipsets. Meanwhile, the Honor 70 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ instead.

Honor has recently announced three phones in China. These are the luxury midrange Honor 70 series of phones. One of the main selling points is the newly introduced Sony IMX800. A camera sensor that improves on the previous IMX766. Like it, the IMX800 also has OIS for a steady and smooth video even when walking.

In terms of design, the phones heavily remind us of the Honor P50 series, albeit lower-specced due to it being a midrange phone.

Honor 70

The Honor 70 comes with a 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. This is quite fast although commonly seen on cheaper handsets of the same class. The chipset, as mentioned, is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus paired with 8GB or 12GB RAM and either 128, 256, or 512GB internal storage.

There are three cameras at the back, the main one is a 54MP Sony IMX800 camera sensor with OIS. It also comes with a midrange 50MP ultrawide camera that also combines the macro camera. Finally, the third camera is a 2mp depth sensor for portrait shots. The front camera has a resolution of 32mp. The phone can do 4K video and also has support for EIS.

There is a 4800mAh battery complemented with a very fast 66W charging. It charges via USB-C. Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 5G services, access to Google Mobile Services, NFC, and Dual SIM support. These are common for phones of a similar class. It does not appear to have a headphone jack or expandable storage however.

It boots with MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12. It comes in four colours with the silver one possessing a unique cross-stitch pattern.


  • 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 10-bit colour, 1000nits peak brightness, 10.7 billion colour support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus (6nm)
    • 54mp (main), Sony IMX800, f/1.9, OIS
    • 50mp (ultrawide), f/2.2
    • 2mp (depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 32mp, f/2.4
  • 4800mAh, 66W fast charging
  • MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12
  • 5G services, Dual 4G VoLTE, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Black, Crystal Blue, Silver, Green
  • PRICE:
    • 8/256: CNY 2,699 (~Php 21.4K)
    • 12/256: CNY 2,999 (~Php 23.8K)
    • 12/512: CNY 3,399 (~Php 27K)


Honor 70 Pro 5G Price List

The three Honor 70 phones share a nearly identical design. The Pro and Pro+ are also highly identical. Their biggest striking differences come with the chipset inside. While the vanilla phone came with a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, the Pro and Pro+ come with Dimensity chipsets. Respectively, it’s the Dimensity 8000 and the flagship Dimensity 9000. Both phones are paired with 8 or 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. However, both of these phones do not appear to have a MicroSD slot, which can be a disadvantage.

Both phones also boast the Sony IMX800 camera that itself is an overhaul of the popular Sony IMX766 flagship-grade sensor. This sensor has a size of 1.49 inches and an aperture of f/1.9. In addition, the useless 2mp depth camera has been replaced by a more useful 8mp telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The front camera has been upgraded from 32 to 50MP.

The battery inside is a slightly smaller, at 4500mAh. However, this is negated with the ultra-fast 100W charging that the phone can support. Connectivity features include 5G, Dual VoLTE 4G, Wi-Fi 6, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. It has a USB-C port and an internal fingerprint sensor. The headphone jack is absent. Both phones run on MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12

The Honor 70 Pro oddly has four color options (Black, Gold, Grey, and Silver) while the Pro+ only has three (Black, Gold, and Grey). All three phones are now available in China and we’re just patiently waiting for an international release.


  • 6.78in. FHD+ (2652x1200px) OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colour, 10.7 billion colours, 1000nits peak brightness
  • Honor 70 Pro: Mediatek Dimensity 8000 (5nm)
    • Honor 70 Pro+: Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4nm)
    • 54mp (main), Sony IMX800, f/1.9, 1.49″ sensor
    • 50mp (ultrawide), f/2.2
    • 8mp (telephoto), f/2.4, OIS, 3x optical zoom
    • FRONT: 50mp, f/2.4
  • 4500mAh, 100W fast charging
  • MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12
  • 5G, Dual VoLTE 4G, Wi-Fi 6, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock
  • Black, Gold, Grey, Silver (Honor 70 Pro Colours)
    • Black, Gold, Grey (Honor 70 Pro+ Colours)
  • PRICE (Honor 70 Pro):
    • 8/256: CNY 3,699 (~Php 29.4K)
    • 12/256: CNY 3,999 (~Php 31.7K)
  • PRICE (Honor 70 Pro+)
    • 8/256: CNY 4,299 (~Php 34.1K)
    • 12/256: CNY 4,599 (~Php 36.5K)

Source: Weibo (in Chinese)