Honor 70: Everything you need to knowon September 2, 2022 at 15:48 Tech Advisor

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Honor revealed the Honor 70 phones in China in May 2022, with three models on sale in that market – though it wasn’t clear which if any would make their way to an international launch.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Honor 70, 70 Pro, and 70 Pro+.

When will the Honor 70 be released worldwide?

The Honor 70 series was unveiled on 30 May, and the phones went on sale in China from 7 June.

On 25 August 2022, Honor held a London event where we found out the regular Honor 70 is coming to the UK, but not the 70 Pro or 70 Pro+.

It goes up for pre-order on 26 August, and on full sale in the UK on 2 September.

How much does the Honor 70 cost?

Here is the full pricing for the phones in China, but we can use that to get a rough sense of how they might be priced if they make it overseas:

Honor 70: ¥2,699 (around £320/€375/$405/₹31,500)Honor 70 Pro: ¥3,699 (around £440/€515/$555/₹43,000)Honor 70 Pro+: ¥4,299 (around £510/€600/$645/₹50,000)

The prices for the 70 and 70 Pro are exactly the same as their corresponding Honor 60 models, so at least the company has resisted the urge to raise prices.

Comparatively, in the UK and Europe here’s how the Honor 70 will shape up:

Honor 70 8GB/128GB: £479.99/€549Honor 70 8GB/256GB: £529.99/€599

Even at the lowest price, that’s a considerable mark up from the roughly £320 conversion from what it sells for in China – but this is not unusual in smartphone regional pricing trends.

The 128GB model will be available in the UK from Honor, Argos, Currys, Amazon, and Very, while the 256GB model will only sell via Vodafone and Three.

What are the Honor 70 specs?

With three phones in the series, let’s break them down in turn.

Honor 70

The Honor 70 is obviously the most basic phone in the set, but it still seems impressive enough.

This is the slimmest and lightest of the phones, weighing just 178g and measuring 7.91mm thick. That’s despite a sizeable 6.67in 120Hz OLED display with curved edges.

The 70 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, which includes 5G support. It comes paired with 8/12GB of RAM and 256/512GB of storage. There’s a 4800mAh battery that charges at up to 66W, and the phone runs on Android 12 with Honor’s own Magic UI 6.1.

As for photography, there’s a triple rear camera led by the 54Mp Sony IMX800 sensor in the main lens, along with a 50Mp ultrawide lens. There’s no telephoto, with only a 2Mp depth sensor for the third lens. On the front, you’ll find a 32Mp selfie camera. 

Here are those specs in full:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+8/12GB RAM256/512GB storage6.67in, 120Hz, FHD+ curved OLED displayRear camera:54Mp, f/1.9 main camera50Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide2Mp, f/2.4 depth sensor32Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera4800mAh battery66W wired charging161.4 x 73.3 x 7.9mm178g

Honor 70 Pro

As you’d expect, the 70 Pro improves on the regular 70 in a few key ways. It’s bigger for one, thanks to a larger 6.78in display, which is now quad-curved – meaning it curves a little at the top and bottom too.

The chipset has changed to the
MediaTek Dimensity 8000, and while the battery capacity is a little lower at 4500mAh, charging jumps up to 100W speeds.

The camera has changed too. While the main and ultrawide sensors are unchanged, the depth sensor is replaced with an 8Mp, 3x zoom telephoto lens with OIS. The selfie camera also enjoys a resolution bump to 50Mp.

Here are those specs in full:

MediaTek Dimensity 80008/12GB RAM256/512GB storage6.78in, 120Hz, FHD+ quad-curved OLED displayRear camera:54Mp, f/1.9 main camera50Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide8Mp, f/2.4 3x zoom telephoto with OIS50Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera4500mAh battery100W wired charging163.9 x 74.6 x 8.2mm192g

Honor 70 Pro+

The 70 Pro+ is exactly the same as the Pro, with two exceptions.

The first is an upgrade: the chip here is the faster
MediaTek Dimensity 9000.

The second is a downgrade: for some reason there’s no 512GB storage option here, so the phone instead caps at 256GB.

Here are those specs in full:

MediaTek Dimensity 90008/12GB RAM256GB storage6.78in, 120Hz, FHD+ quad-curved OLED displayRear camera:54Mp, f/1.9 main camera50Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide8Mp, f/2.4 3x zoom telephoto with OIS50Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera4500mAh battery100W wired charging163.9 x 74.6 x 8.2mm192g

To see what the Honor 70 series is up against, be sure to also take a look at our guides to the best phones and best Chinese phones.

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