As part of the first major event of IFA week, Honor launched a phone, laptop, and tablet for the global market. This event functioned as a global showcase for the Honor 70 phone even though several of these goods, including it, had already been released in China and the UK.
Honor CEO George Zhao may have been more important when he said that the company would launch its “next foldable phone” in overseas markets, especially in Europe.
|Honor 70||Honor Pad 8||Honor MagicBook 14|
|CPU||Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G||Snapdragon 680||12th-gen Intel Core i5-2500H (Alder Lake)|
|Dimensions and weight||161.4 mm x 73.3 mm x 7.91 mm 178g||240.2mm x 159mm x 6.9mm 520g||322.5mm x 214.8mm x 16.9mm 1.58kg|
|Display||6.67 inches OLED 58°curved punch Display4 1.07 Billion colors, 100% DCI-P3, HDR 10+ 120Hz||12-inch 2K IPS LCD 2000×1200 350 nits 60Hz||14-inch 2K LCD 100% DCI-P3|
|Camera||54MP wide, IMX8000, f/1.9 50MP ultra-wide, f/2.2 2MP depth sensor 32MP front-facing camera||5MP main 5MP front-facing camera||1080p webcam|
|Memory||8GB RAM, 128GB||4GB RAM/64GB, 128GB||16GB RAM, 512GB|
|Network||LTE: Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat. 20|
|Wi-Fi 6: 2×2 MIMO, Dual Antenna Wi-Fi Bluetooth 5.2|
|Sensors||Optical in-display fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor (analog), Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Wacom layer for stylus input||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor||USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port 2X USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C HDMI 2.0 port 3.5 mm jack|
|OS||Android 12 with MagicUI 6.1 on top||Android 12 with MagicUI 6.1 on top||Windows 11|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Icelandic Frost||Blue||Blue|
|Price||Starts at €479.99 (~PHP31,500)||Starts at €269.99 (~PHP16,400)||Starts at €1,099 (~Php 54,600)|
The Honor 70 features two massive circular camera modules holding a triple camera system, bringing back the visually arresting design language of the Honor 50 from a year ago (and the Huawei P50 Pro before that). The glass back of the phone has a new diamond coating this year that reflects light in a gradient diamond pattern. Other colors (a gradient silver) are Icelandic Frost, Midnight Black (a matte black), and Emerald Green.
The triple-lens array, including the Sony IMX800, is housed by the two substantial camera modules and makes its debut in the Honor 70. The IMX800 sensor features a unique 54MP resolution arrangement for pixel-binned 13.5MP photos in addition to a respectable 1/1.49-inch image sensor size. In order to produce “beautiful, high-definition photographs,” Honor claims the hardware is supported by “industry-leading computational photography powered by Honor’s unique imaging technology.” The remaining components of the camera are a second 50MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 32MP front-facing camera.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G SoC powers the Honor 70, which also benefits from the company’s exclusive GPU Turbo X and OS Turbo X for improved performance. The phone’s operating system is Honor’s MagicUI 6.1 over Android 12, and Google Mobile Services do indeed function right out of the box.
The phone weighs 178g and is 7.9mm thick, making it relatively thin by 2022 standards, but it has a 4,800 mAh battery that can be charged at 66W fast charging speeds. The packaging comes with a charger.
The base 8GB+ 128GB model of the Honor 70 costs £479.99 ($568) in the UK and €549 in the EU. Starting today, the phone will be sold via Argos, Currys, Amazon, and Honor’s HiHonor website. We already have the item in our possession, and we plan to publish a comprehensive review the following week.
Honor MagicBook 14
The MagicBook 14 is an aircraft-grade aluminum-encased 12th-generation Intel Alder Laker (Core i5-2500H) computer with a 14-inch 2K LCD display. There are two versions: one with a built-in Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card and the other with an Intel Xe graphics card.
Honor claims that the IPS panel can sustain a maximum brightness of 300 nits and a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. Additionally, the panel offers complete sRGB color space coverage. The laptop has a 75Wh battery that can be fully charged in 80 minutes using the 135W charger that comes with the model with a dedicated graphics card. The integrated graphics variant has a 65W charger that charges from 0-100 in 95 minutes.
With “OS Turbo,” a system-level energy optimization technology that leverages deep machine learning to effectively distribute computer resources, Honor claims the laptop will have excellent battery life. The effectiveness of this must be verified.
The MagicBook 14 has one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connections, a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, and a 3.5 mm socket for connecting peripherals. Additionally, serving as a fingerprint reader is the power button.
Starting today, Honor’s HiHonor website and Amazon are both offering the MagicBook 14 for €1,099 or €1,299 (for the integrated graphics or dedicated graphics models, respectively).
Honor Pad 8
The Honor Pad 8 is a budget-friendly Android tablet featuring a 12-inch 2K LCD screen and an 87% screen-to-body ratio, priced at £269.99 ($320).
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC with 4GB of RAM powers the Pad 8. Even if these parts aren’t top-of-the-line, they should be sufficient for a tablet intended for reading and media consumption. To ensure the screen is easy and safe for the eyes, Honor equipped the Pad 8 with an eight-speaker system with Hi-Res Audio Certification, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification, and TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification. It should be a simple tablet to tote around with its 520g weight and 6.9mm thickness.
According to Honor, the 7,250 mAh battery can run the tablet for 14 hours straight of video viewing. The charger is supplied in the box and charges the tablet at a 22.5W rate.
On Honor’s HiHonor website and on Amazon, the Honor Pad 8 is currently on sale for as little as €329 (around $329).