Ahead of the IFA Keynote, which is scheduled for September 2, HONOR has announced some new products for the UK market that include two 5G smartphones and a tablet. The firm has launched the HONOR 70, the successor to the HONOR 50, with the world’s first 1/1.49-inch 54MP Sony IMX800 custom rear sensor along with the HONOR X8 5G and Pad 8 tablet. Let’s take a closer look at these products, along with their pricing and availability.
HONOR 70 5G
The HONOR 70 5G has a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED Super Curved Display and is powered by the Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC with HONOR’s own GPU Turbo X, which keeps high frame rates and low power consumption while running high-rate games.
This smartphone is the first phone to come with a new 1/1.49-inch 54MP Sony IMX800 custom sensor globally. A 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 32MP selfie camera inside a centre punch hole are the other two sensors on the back. The cameras are powered by AI and HONOR’s proprietary imaging solution, HONOR Image Engine, delivering stunning, high-definition images and footage in a unique and consistent style.
The HONOR 70 is claimed to offer outstanding videography innovations, including the first Solo Cut Mode for vlogging in the market. This innovative solution uses Person Autofocus Tracking Technology to let users make portrait vlogs that focus on one person in a group video.
The phones come with a diamond-shaped design on the glass back that matches the colour. The HONOR 70 has a 4,800mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging.
Click here to read the HONOR 70 5G’s detailed specifications.
HONOR Pad 8
The HONOR Pad 8 is the company’s latest mid-range tablet that has a 12-inch 2K LCD screen with an 87% screen-to-body ratio and is powered by the Snapdragon 680 SoC with 4GB of RAM. The tab runs Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1 and the all-new desktop layout. It has 5-megapixel front and rear cameras.
It’s the first Honor Pad that supports multi-screen collaboration. The tablet can interact with the HONOR mobile phone on the same screen, letting you seamlessly drag and drop photos and videos, making it easy to collaborate on the same files.
The tablet has a sleek 6.9mm metal body, 8 speakers, HONOR’s self-developed audio tuning algorithm, DTS audio tuning technology, and has Hi-Res Gold Label certification. It comes with a 7250mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging.
Click here to read the HONOR Pad 8’s detailed specifications.
HONOR X8 5G
The latest member of HONOR’s X Series, the HONOR X8 5G, is a completely new device that hasn’t been announced in any other market. The HONOR X8 5G has a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, an 8MP front camera in a dew drop notch, and is powered by the Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G SoC with up to 6GB of RAM and an additional 2GB of RAM expansion.
It features a 48MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear camera arrangement and a 5000mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. Sadly, it runs the older Magic UI 4.2 on top of Android 11.
HONOR X8 5G Specifications
- 6.5-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ LCD screen, 20:9 aspect ratio, 16.7 million colours
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 plus SoC with Adreno 619 GPU
- 6GB RAM with 128GB storage
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
- 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 2MP depth and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Side mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 163.66 x 75.13 x 8.68mm; Weight: 194g
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/ Galileo, USB Type-C
- 5000mAh battery with 22.5W superfast charging
Pricing and availability
HONOR 70 5G comes in Crystal Silver, Emerald Green and Midnight Black colours, and is priced at £479.99 (US$ 568 / Rs. 45,375 approx.) for 8GB+128 model while the 8GB+256GB model costs £529.99 (US$ 627 / Rs. 50,120 approx.). Pre-orders for the HONOR 70 will start on the 26th of August 2022, with general sales from 2nd of September 2022.
The HONOR Pad 8 is priced at £269.99 (US$ 319 / Rs. 25,505 approx.) for the single 4GB+128GB model and will be available on HiHonor.com from 26th of August 2022 and on Amazon from 2nd of September 2022.
The HONOR X8 5G is priced at £229.99 (US$ 272 / Rs. 21,725 approx.) and is already available at HiHonor.com, Argos, and Amazon.