Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced the international launch of the Honor 90 smartphone, which not only rivals the mighty Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of cameras, but also boasts an HDR10 OLED display designed to please your peepers.
The Honor 90’s dual-ring rear camera array was launched as a capable mid-range phone for select international markets, with a 200-megapixel main camera built around a 1/1.4-inch sensor, the same resolution found on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra , as well as models from companies like Xiaomi and Motorola.
The remaining rear camera, though, is less impressive, with a 12-megapixel unit for ultra-wide and macro shots. There is also a 2-MP depth sensor to help calculate distance. Features electronic image stabilization, 10x digital zoom and support for 4K Ultra HD video recording.
The quad-curved AMOLED display on the front is home to the 50-MP/4K selfie camera, measures 6.7 inches from corner to corner, and has a resolution of 2,664 x 1,200 pixels. It supports the DCI-P3 color gamut, as well as HDR10+, and is certified by Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
An adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz provides smooth visuals, a peak brightness of 1,600 nits meets daylight readability, and Honor claims the display is also among the best in its class. DoxmarkThe “High-End Ranking” performance benchmark score of 140 points, ranking 12th in the world.
When it comes to eye comfort, a phone’s display meets a number of important requirements. TÜV Rheinland’s flicker-free certification will make long-distance content viewing more comfortable. The display reportedly features “the industry’s highest PWM dimming frequency of 3,840 Hz,” which minimizes eye strain when the screen brightness is low. Honor says the dynamic dimming feature mimics natural light to reduce fatigue, and the day and night display technology filters out blue light so it doesn’t disturb the user’s sleep.
Internally, the company opted to bypass Qualcomm’s latest and greatest mobile platform in favor of an accelerated version of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which includes optimized octa-core processing and Adreno graphics, to keep costs down. The system supports up to 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage.
Additionally, the smartphone runs Android 13-based MagicOS 7.1 and features a 5,000mAh all-day lithium battery with 66W fast-charging in just 15 minutes and up to 45 percent in shorter periods of time – and 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G mobile internet.
The Honor 90 is available in Europe now, starting at €549 (which translates to just under $600, but there’s no mention of plans for a US launch).
The 90 Lite model completes the range, starting at just €299. As its name and pricing suggest, this model is the lower-spec member of the family. The main camera on the back tops out at 100-megapixels and is accompanied by a 5-megapixel wide-angle/macro and depth sensor.
It sports a 6.7-inch edge-to-edge display with a 90Hz refresh rate and the eye-protection features of its more powerful sibling. The chipset is the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 5G, backed by 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, and a 4,500 mAh battery.
Product page: Honor 90