- The Honor smartphone brand has been absent in India for some time now
- However, rumours have pointed to former Realme India CEO taking up executive responsibilities for the new Honor venture
- Boasting a 200-megapixel rear camera, the Honor 90 is one of the few mid-ranger to have the “honour”
The Honor brand has been making a steady comeback in the smartphone business after splitting from parent company Huawei as a consequence of U.S. sanctions. We recently learned that the manufacturer might launch the Honor 90 smartphone in India by September.
A report from IANS now claims that the Honor 90 may cost Rs 45,000 at launch. The info was reportedly provided to the publication industry sources.
Previous reports have claimed that former Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth would lead Honor’s upcoming India venture. While Sheth hasn’t officially confirmed the development, a trademark filing titled “Honor for Knights” has been registered under Sheth’s name, with the description talking about smartphones and accessories.
Honor 90 specifications
The base Honor 90 model comes with a 6.7-inch 2664 x 1200 AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It will run on the 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (Accelerated Edition), backed by 256/512GB of storage and 8/12/16GB RAM options to boot.
A 200-megapixel primary camera sits on the back, aided by a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth unit. The front, meanwhile, has a mammoth 50-megapixel selfie camera.
The Honor 90 runs Android 13 out of the box with its custom, MagicOS 7.1 UI layer on top. Customers will also find a 5,000mAh battery pack on the smartphone, with 66W wired charging support.
Honor 90 expected price and availability
In Europe, the 12GB/512GB variant of the Honor 90 costs €600 (Rs 54,500 approx), whereas the 8GB/256GB model goes for €550 (Rs 50,000 approx). It’s unclear if the Honor 90 will follow the same pricing strategy when it prepares for the device’s India debut, but based on this newly surfaced info, we may be in for a slightly lower price tag compared to its European counterpart.
We still don’t have a precise timeline for the Honor 90’s Indian availability beyond a vague September timeline, though we expect it to be available shortly after the announcement. Stocks are likely to make it to online and physical retailers over the next few weeks in preparation for the phone’s Indian release.