Honor 100 launches as the first-ever SD7G3 phone

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Honor 100 launches as the first-ever SD7G3 phone

Today, the Honor brand took the stage to announce the Honor 100 series, consisting of two models: Honor 100, the world’s first phone powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, and Honor 100 Pro, powered by a powerful Snapdragon 8 series processor. Here’s a look at what the Honor 100 series has to offer for customers in China.

Design and display

The Honor 100 and 100 Pro smartphones have a great design. Although both models feature a quad-curved OLED display on the front, they differ in terms of front camera setup. The standard Honor 100 has a single hole, while the Pro version boasts a pill-shaped notch to accommodate a dual selfie camera. Moving to the back, the Honor 100 showcases a rectangular camera module with a black D-shaped island housing the dual camera along with an LED flash. In contrast, the Honor 100 Pro stands out with its oval-shaped camera module that houses a triple camera setup and an accompanying LED flash.

Honor 100 has a 6.7-inch OLED panel, and Honor 100 Pro has a 6.78-inch OLED screen. Both displays have a 1.5K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3840Hz PWM and 2600 nits peak brightness. Both phones have an in-screen fingerprint scanner for security.

Performance and technical characteristics

Under the hood of the Honor 100 is the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset, which was announced last week. It comes with LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 5000 mAh battery that provides 100W charging. The Honor 100 Pro, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, LPDDR5x RAM, UFS 4.0 storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 100W charging and 66W wireless charging capabilities. The lineup also offers other features such as dual-SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, IR blaster, and a USB-C port. Both phones also feature Honor’s own proprietary radio frequency enhancement chip called C1.

Cameras

Like the previous Honor 90 series, the Honor 100 series puts a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of vlogging enthusiasts. The standard model is built for impressive vlogging capabilities with a great 50-megapixel front-facing camera. The Honor 100 Pro, on the other hand, takes it up a notch with a dual selfie camera with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX816 lens with autofocus.

As a reminder, Honor 90 was equipped with a 200-megapixel main camera, and 90 Pro with a 160-megapixel camera. The rear camera of Honor 100 and 100 Pro is equipped with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX906 main camera with OIS support and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The Pro model also features a 32-megapixel telephoto camera with 2.5x optical zoom. The company claims that the Honor 100 duo can offer a DSLR-level photography experience.

Price and availability

Honor 100 arrived in China in two variants: 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, 16GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. These configurations are priced at 2,499 yuan (~350 USD), 2,799 yuan (~400 USD), and 2,999 yuan (450 USD), respectively.

On the other hand, the Honor 100 Pro comes in configurations such as 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, 16GB RAM + 256GB storage, 16GB RAM + 512GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 1TB storage. These variants cost 3399 yuan (~475 USD), 3699 yuan (~525 USD), 3999 yuan (~550 USD), and 4399 yuan (~625 USD), respectively.

Both smartphones are available in Glass Black, Moon Shadow White, Monet Purple, and Butterfly Blue colors. As seen above, the blue variant of the 100 Pro has an attractive two-tone design. The Honor 100 series is available for pre-order in China and is scheduled to launch on December 1. There is no word on the global launch of the Honor 100 and 100 Pro at this time.

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