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Honor 60 Series launched in China, catch the detailed specs here

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This January, we saw Honor unveil its first phone since it became independent, then later on in June it announced the Honor 50 Series, which marked the return of Google Mobile Services on its phones.

Since then, the company has been on a roll and has now released the Honor 60 Series.

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The Honor 60 Pro

The Honor 50 Series was the first to use the Snapdragon 778G chipset, the Honor 60 Pro now becomes the first device to feature the Snapdragon 778G+.

The chipset is still based on the 6nm design of the original SoC, but it cranks up the clock speed of the Kryo 670 prime core to 2.5GHz, up from 2.4GHz, and the Adreno 642L promises 20% higher performance.

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The Honor 60 Pro

The vanilla model, however, sticks with the original 778G chipset.

Also like the last time, the vanilla and Pro models are quite similar, except for several key upgrades on the Pro. Unlike last time, however, there are just two phones, no SE or any other model.

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The Honor 60 and the 60 Pro are equipped with 10-bit OLED displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and an HDR10 certification (HDR10+ for the Pro).

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Keep in mind that they use high-frequency PWM at 1,920Hz. This will lead to less flicker than typical PWN systems, but it is still not DC dimming.

This is where we encounter the first point of difference between the two, the Honor 60 Pro has a quad-curved display, which Honor claims lead to a smoother in-hand feel.

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The Honor 60

The display is larger too with a 6.78″ diagonal. The vanilla variant also has a curved display, though only on two sides, the left and right side arc at a 58-degree angle. This one measures 6.67″.

As before, the main camera on the back features a 108MP sensor. It is a 1/1.52″ sensor that can do 9-in-1 pixel binning for an effective pixel size of 2.1µm.

However, for this generation, the Pro model got an upgraded ultra-wide-angle camera with a 50MP sensor and a field of view of 122-degree. It has autofocus, so it can do macro photography with a focus distance of just 2.5cm (1in).

The vanilla model keeps the 8MP ultra-wide camera of the previous generation. The third module on the back for both models is a 2MP depth sensor.

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The Honor 60

For the selfie shooter, we have to go back to the screen, some of you would have already noticed that the Pro phone has only a single camera on the front, the 50 Pro also had an ultra-wide selfie cam.

The 60 Pro’s single selfie camera does have a fairly wide 100-degree lens and a 50MP sensor, allowing it to drop in for a closer view. The vanilla model has a 32MP camera on the front.

Honor believes that the 60-series makes for excellent vlogging phones and it used AI to enable a hands-free experience, you can do ‘raise hand’, ‘flip’. ‘slide’ and several other gestures to control the camera ( for instance switching back between front and back cameras or enabling picture-in-picture mode).

The two phones have larger batteries in comparison to the 50-Series, this time both of them have the same 4,800mAh battery, up from the 4,000mAh on the 50 Pro and 4,300mAh on the vanilla 50 variant.

The price for this capacity upgrade is that both the devices charge at 66W. Charging speeds are extremely fast, the first 50% of the battery is filled up in 15 minutes.

However, keep in mind that the 50 Pro supported 100W charging and could do a full charge in under 25 minutes, again, with a smaller battery that is.

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The Honor 60

One last upgrade over the 50-series that is not even a year old now, the new phones will arrive with Magic UI 5.0 out-of-the-box, which is based on Android 12.

The new version delivers improvements to privacy and security, along with other enhancements.

Honor is looking forward to the Year of the Dragon, so it held a global design competition. It received over 5000 submissions from over 40 countries around the world and turned the best designs into cases for the Honor 60 Series.

The Honor 60 and 60 Pro are currently on pre-order in China. The vanilla model starts at CNY 2,700 ($425 or 31,800 INR) for the 8GB+128GB model. There are also 8GB+236GB and 12GB+256GB variants as well.

They cost an additional Yuan 300 and 600 respectively from the base variant’s price.

The 60 Pro starts at CNY 3,700 or $580(43,500 INR) for the 8GB+256GB unit, plus you can upgrade to 12GB+256GB for CNY 300 more.

There is no word on when the two new models will go global, but the Honor 50 Series needed a few months before it was officially released.

What are your thoughts on the Honor 60 Series? Let us know!

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