Honor, the previous Huawei sub-brand that cut up from the Chinese language tech large final 12 months, has introduced its newest handsets for the Chinese language market. The Honor 60 and Honor 60 Professional are two midrange handsets powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, however in any other case, they’re similar to the Honor 50 collection telephones launched earlier this 12 months, proper right down to having comparable dual-ring digicam bumps on the rear of every cellphone.

A notable new function for each new telephones is help for hand gesture controls, which allow you to carry out actions like making the “Okay” gesture or elevating your hand to carry out digicam controls like switching between its back and front cameras, or enabling picture-in-picture mode. The cellphone can acknowledge 5 hand gestures in complete, and Honor says options like these make vlogging “easier than ever.”

Honor is way from the primary smartphone firm to have added hand gestures like these, with everybody from Google to Samsung and LG having experimented with comparable options. These controls tended to be laggy and inexact previously, so Honor’s tech has quite a bit to show.

Each telephones have triple rear digicam setups for if you get filming. On the 60 Professional, there’s a 108-megapixel major digicam, a 50-megapixel mixed ultrawide and macro digicam, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The large enchancment right here is with the ultrawide, which was solely 8 megapixels on the 50 Professional. The 60 Professional additionally has a excessive decision 50-megapixel selfie digicam. In the meantime, the common Honor 60 has a decrease decision 32-megapixel front-facing digicam, triple rear cameras with a decrease decision 8-megapixel ultrawide, and no point out of macro images capabilities.

Each telephones have 120Hz curved OLED shows, although the 60 Professional’s is barely greater (at 6.78 inches) and curves round all 4 sides of the system, according to GSMArena, whereas the Honor 60 has a 6.67-inch show that curves round its left and proper sides. Internally, each telephones have 4,800mAh batteries, a small enhance from the 4,000 and 4,300mAh batteries discovered within the 50 Professional and 50. Each cost at a most of 66W, which is in keeping with the Honor 50, however a slight downgrade from the Honor 50 Professional’s 100W quick charging.

Honor has but to substantiate a worldwide launch for the telephones, but it surely’s price noting that if both cellphone have been to launch exterior of China, they’d be capable to come preinstalled with Google’s apps and providers, identical to the Honor 50. Huawei, in the meantime, continues to be topic to US sanctions that stop it from transport telephones with Google’s proprietary software program.

The Honor 60 collection has solely been introduced for the Chinese language market up to now, with no confirmed plans for a worldwide launch. However there was solely a matter of months between the launch of the Honor 50 in China and its launch in the remainder of the world, so we shouldn’t have too lengthy to attend if there’s a worldwide launch coming. In China, each telephones can be obtainable on December tenth. The Honor 60 will begin at ¥2,699 (round $424), whereas GSMArena notes the Honor 60 Professional begins at ¥3,700 (round $581).


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