On the occasion of the launch of the Honor Magic Vs, the Chinese manufacturer also presented three devices, the successors of the Honor 70. The Honor 80 and 80 Pro bring several new features to the smartphone market. First of all, the Honor 80 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which was recently replaced by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, this one is slower than expected due to lower clocks. Indeed, the main Cortex-X2 core runs at 3.0 GHz (instead of 3.2 GHz), while the three Cortex-A710 Gold cores are capped at 2.5 GHz, compared to 2.75 GHz on other phones with SD 8+ Gen 1 chip.
For its part, the Honor 80 uses a brand new processor from Qualcomm. In effect, the smartphone introduces the Snapdrago 782G, which succeeds the very famous Snapdragon 778G+ found in several smartphones such as the Nothing Phone (1). In addition to the processors, the main novelty is above all located on the back of the devices.
A 160 MP camera for the Honor 80 and 80 Pro
Honor’s two new smartphones benefit from a 160 MP main camera on the back, a first. This is probably a crop of the ISOCELL HPX 200 MP 1/1.4 inch from the Redmi Note 12 Pro. The 160 MP sensor therefore measures only 1/1.56 inch. The Honor 80 Pro is also entitled to a 50 MP ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor, while the Honor 80 has to make do with an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor.
In terms of screens, the Honor 80 Pro is equipped with a curved panel 6.78 inch OLED with a definition of 2700 × 1224 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. A pill containing dual 50MP and 2MP selfie cameras sits in the middle. The Honor 80, on the other hand, relies on a smaller 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display with a definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The selfie part is ensured by a single 32 MP front camera placed in a central punch.
Both phones are spinning MagicOS 7 based on Android 12 and are equipped with a 4,800 mAh battery with 66 W wired fast charging. We would have liked Honor to unveil its new smartphones running Android 13, since that’s what vivo did yesterday with its Vivo X90, X90 Pro and X90 Pro+, but that’s not the case.
Finally, we can note that the Honor 80 SE is only a more modest version of the Honor 80. It is entitled to the same screen, but the photo part is slightly different. There is a 64 MP main camera, a 5 MP ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. It is also powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, and the battery capacity is revised down to 4600 mAh. However, fast charging remains at 66 W.
Price and availability
The Honor 80 and Honor 80 Pro arrive from Next December 9 in China in black, green, blue and pink from 2699 yuan (362 euros) for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage of the Honor 80. It costs 3299 yuan for 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
For its part, the Honor 80 Pro starts at 3499 yuan (469 euros) in its 8 + 256 configuration, and climbs to 4099 yuan for the version with 12 GB and 512 GB. It’s rare to see so much RAM and storage in such affordable smartphones.
We will probably have to wait a few weeks before we see smartphones arrive here. We were entitled to the Honor 70 a few months ago, so there is no reason not to see the new model land in France in the future. It is not known if we will be entitled to the Pro and SE versions. The latter also starts at an even more affordable price of 2399 yuan (321 euros) with black, crystal, blue and pink colors.