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HONOR 70 Pro and 70 Pro Plus have flagship features for mid-range prices

They aren't going to top the HONOR Magic 4 series, obviously, but there's a lot to love here.

Published onMay 30, 2022

  • Today, HONOR launched the 70 Pro Plus and 70 Pro.
  • The two phones offer some pretty significant specs, including 100W charging and a rear camera trifecta.
  • The phones are only available in China for now but could launch in other countries in the future.

Earlier this year, HONOR launched the Magic 4 series, including the HONOR Magic 4 Pro. Although the phones aren’t perfect, they do offer a lot of cutting-edge specs, including 100W wireless charging.

Today, HONOR brings us the HONOR 70 Pro Plus and HONOR 70 Pro. Both phones carry over a few of the top-end specs of the Magic 4 series while cutting out some others to keep the price lower. This makes the 70-series an interesting proposition for folks who want a flagship-esque experience but don’t need all the bells and whistles of the Magic 4 series.

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HONOR 70 Pro Plus and 70 Pro specs and features

Let’s start with the HONOR 70 Pro Plus, the stronger of the two phones. It features a 6.78-inch OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. In the centered display cutout, you’ll find a 50MP selfie camera. Under the screen, you’ll find an optical fingerprint scanner.

On the back, you’ll find the camera trifecta, which includes a wide, an ultrawide, and a telephoto lens. In the case of the wide, it’s the brand new Sony IMX800, which is a 1/1.49-inch sensor with a 54MP resolution. The ultrawide taps in at 50MP and the telephoto is an 8MP module with 3x optical zoom and optical image stabilization (OIS).

See also: The best camera phones you can get

Inside of the HONOR 70 Pro Plus, you’ll find the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which is a flagship-level 4nm chip. That’s teamed with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Finally, you’ll also find a 4,500mAh battery that can charge at wired speeds of 100W. It does not support wireless charging.

Meanwhile, the HONOR 70 Pro has all the same specs with a few exceptions. It has the mid-range Dimensity 8000 in place of the 9000 and has a model with 512GB of internal storage. We’re not sure why the 70 Pro Plus caps out at 256GB of storage, but oh well.

Pricing and availability

The HONOR 70 Pro Plus and 70 Pro are available in China only for now. The 70 Pro Plus with the 8/256GB configuration starts at 4,299 yuan (~$645) while the 12/256GB model lands at 4,599 yuan (~$691). The HONOR 70 Pro in its 8/256GB configuration starts at 3,699 yuan (~$555) and the 12/256GB variant will cost you 3,999 yuan (~$600). Finally, the 12/512GB variant of the 70 Pro costs 4,399 yuan (~$660).

The phones come in multiple colorways, including Midnight Black, Crystal Silver, Emerald Green, Frosted Gold, and Icelandic Frost. However, not all of those colors will make their way outside of China once the phones reach more markets.

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