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Honor 90 arrives in Europe with 200MP camera and midrange price

Honor 90 arrives in Europe with 200MP camera and midrange price

A little over a month after its debut in China, former Huawei subbrand Honor is launching its Honor 90 internationally. Although it's basically a midrange smartphone, powered by a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1-based processor and priced starting at €549 (£449.99, about $573), it's notable for the 200-megapixel main camera, which is of the same resolution. You will find this in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Of course, more megapixels doesn't necessarily mean better camera performance. But in the right scenarios, it offers the potential for more detailed photos. The Honor 90's camera software can combine 16 pixels together to create pixels that are effectively 2.24μm in size to collect more light and produce 12-megapixel images. The big question is how Honor's camera software will process the resulting images; I've found that the manufacturer's recent phones produce photos that can look artificially bright and colorful.

The Honor 90's three other cameras are less noteworthy. It houses a 12-megapixel combination ultraviolet and macro camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera on the back, and a 50-megapixel front-facing selfie camera housed inside its hole-punch notch. It features a 6.7-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1600 nits peak brightness, and 2664 x 1200 resolution. It comes in green, blue, black, or silver options, though exact availability varies by retailer and market.

Internally, the phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports up to 66W fast charging, which Honor claims can charge it up to 45 percent in 15 minutes. There is no support for wireless charging. Its processor is the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 "Accelerated Edition" and it comes with a choice of 8 or 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB of storage, depending on which market you're in.

The Honor 90 comes with Honor's Android 13-based MagicOS 7.1 software, and the company tells Android Police that it will support the phone with a relatively short two major Android updates and three years of security updates. For comparison, Google's similarly priced Pixel 7A is due to get three major Android updates and five years of security updates, while Samsung's midrange Galaxy A54 will get four OS version updates and five years of security patches.

In the UK, the Honor 90 is available to order direct from Honor from today. Its 8GB version costs £449.99, while the step-up 12GB model costs £499.99. Meanwhile, the 8GB model retails for €549 in select markets in Europe, while the 12GB version retails for €599. Like other Honor phones, the company has made no mention of releasing the Honor 90 in the US.

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