Honor announces Honor 70, Pad 8 tablet, and Honor X8 5G for UK release

The Honor 70 comes with an exclusive 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 image sensor, while the Pad 8 tablet boasts a 12-inch 2K resolution display. The Honor X8 5G is an affordable budget smartphone with 5G.

Honor 70

Honor 70 smartphone front screen
Honor 70

The Honor 70 has a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display, 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 wide camera and 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera, Wi-Fi 6, 4,800mAh battery with 66W wired charging, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G chipset.

Pricing starts at £479.99 for the 8+128GB model from HiHonor, Argos, Currys, and Amazon, with a 8+256GB model available on Vodafone and Three for £529.99.

The phone officially goes on sale on September 2nd.

There will be special launch offers available from Honor’s Hihonor website from August 26th.

At the time of writing, this includes a free set of Honor Earbuds 3 Pro with a value of £169.99.

The press release explains some of the unique features of the smartphone:

Delivering exceptional videography innovations, the HONOR 70 introduces the industry’s first Solo Cut Mode for vlogging. This ground-breaking solution enables users to produce portrait vlogs that spotlight a specific person in a group video using Person Autofocus Tracking Technology.

With Dual Video Streaming, multiple videos can be produced simultaneously, including an individual video with a solo view of the subject being spotlighted alongside the main group video with full view, perfect for content creators who want to choose the hero of their story. With Seamless Focus Switch, users can change the focus of the video to spotlight a different subject at the tap of a finger, enabling users to freely and conveniently create vlogs in a variety of different formats.

Debuting the World’s First 1/1.49-inch Sony IMX800 Sensor for Stunning Images

Delivering a best-in-class photography experience, the HONOR 70 comes with an outstanding Dual Main Camera featuring industry-leading Computational Photography powered by AI and HONOR’s proprietary imaging solution, HONOR Image Engine, delivering stunning, high-definition images and footage in a unique and consistent style.

The Dual Main Camera features a 54MP Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera with f/1.9 aperture, and debuts the world’s first flagship 1/1.49-inch IMX800 Sensor, improving image performance and enabling users to capture more light for brighter and more detailed pictures.  Equipped with a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Camera with f/2.2 aperture, the HONOR 70 enables users to capture wider angles or close-ups with exceptional image quality. On the front, the HONOR 70 is equipped with a 32MP Super Clear Selfie Camera, allowing users to capture gorgeous selfies with super clear details.

Aesthetic Design Inspired by Diamonds  

Embodying a premium and unique aesthetic, the HONOR 70 has been designed with a symmetrical Super Dual-Curved Screen, boasting a thickness of just 7.91mm and a total weight of 178g, effortlessly fitting into small handbags and pockets.

Fusing fashion and technology, the HONOR 70 has been designed with advanced coating technologies, bringing users a striking visual interpretation of light radiating over diamonds, making it the perfect fashion statement to go perfectly with colourful and shiny accessories.

Superb Performance with a Stellar Spec Sheet
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G 6nm SoC, the HONOR 70 delivers enhanced performance and is capable of handling heavy-duty tasks, whilst bringing smooth graphics, and real-time responses.

Supported by HONOR’s pioneering technology innovations, GPU Turbo X and OS Turbo X, the HONOR 70 delivers an enhanced performance and enhanced power designed for superior communication, gaming, and more. Packed with an Anti-aging Engine, the HONOR 70 can intelligently clean up system junk files to provide more storage space.

The screen of HONOR 70 supports 1.07 billion colours, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR 10+, bringing users vivid colours in sharp and crisp detail. It is also equipped with industry-leading Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming technology of 1920Hz, providing ambient lighting for a comfortable viewing experience. With a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz and a 300Hz touch sampling rate, the HONOR 70 provides increased efficiency and a faster touch response speed, whether users are gaming or scrolling social media.

The HONOR 70 is equipped with an ultra-large 4800mAh battery with 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge technology to deliver a full day of uninterrupted use for general users. Users can rapidly charge the HONOR 70 to 60% from 3% in just 20 minutes using the included charger. 

The HONOR 70 is the first HONOR N Series smartphone to boast the latest HONOR Magic UI 6.1. Based on Android 12, Magic UI 6.1 offers a range of enhanced, customised features to provide an original, smarter, and more personalised experience, delivering greater convenience and productivity for users to enjoy.

Honor Press Release, August 25th 2022

Honor Pad 8

Honor’s Pad 8 tablet will sell for £269.99 and be available from HiHonor on August 26th, and Amazon from September 2nd.

There’s a large 12-inch 2K FullView display, along with eight integrated speakers with DTS:X Ultra Hi-Res audio and Honor’s Histen sound tuning technology.

Honor X8 5G

The £229.9 Honor X8 5G is an affordable 5G compatible phone that is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 chipset, and packs in a 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging, 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

There’s a 48-megapixel primary camera, 6.5-inch 720p display, Wi-Fi 5, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

It will be available from HiHonor, Argos, Amazon and Three from September 2nd.


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