Honor had originally launched the Honor 50 series in China back in June of this year, with a global variant of the Honor 50 appearing on our shores a few months later. However, in less than six months from the Honor 50’s debut, they’ve now released the successor to it, the Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro.
Honor 60 Pro specs and features
The Honor 60 Pro will be a pretty big smartphone, as it has a 6.78-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1200 x 2652 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It’s also capable of HDR10+, and can produce over a billion colours. But perhaps the defining feature of the screen is its quad-curved display, where all four of the edges are curved back for what Honor claims is a smoother in-hand feel. The Honor 60 Pro weighs about 192g, and is 8.19mm thick.
Under the hood, it comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ system-on-chip that had only been announced in late October. Just like how the Honor 50 series was the first to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, the Honor 60 series is now the first to use the new Plus variant of the processor. It’s a very small improvement though; the Snapdragon 778G has four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz, while the Snapdragon 778G+ has the same configuration except that one of those Cortex-A78 cores is now clocked at 2.5GHz. The Honor 60 Pro will also get up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It comes with the Magic UI 5.0 skin of Android 11 out of the box.
As for cameras, we get a triple camera setup on the rear of the device, with a 108MP, f/1.9 main shooter with a 1/1.52-inch sensor featuring 9-in-1 pixel binning for a 2.1µm pixel size. This gets flanked by a 50MP, f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera capable of 122° field of view, as well as a 2MP depth sensor. The front of the device meanwhile has a 50MP camera for selfies. Interestingly, it also comes with a new set of hand gesture controls for the cameras, allowing you to raise your hands to control the cameras such as switching between front and back cameras, or to enable picture-in-picture mode.
Other features of note include a 4,800mAh battery, up from the 4,000mAh on the Honor 50 Pro. It supports 66W fast charging too, capable of a 50% charge in just 15 minutes. Oddly enough, this means that it’s actually a downgrade for the Honor 60 Pro, as the Honor 50 Pro was capable of up to 100W fast charging. There’s NFC, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, an under display fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers too. It comes in four colourways, namely black, green, pink and blue.
Honor 60 specs and features
The Honor 60 won’t be as large as its Pro sibling but will still be fairly large, coming in with a 6.67-inch, FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Just like its bigger brother though, it’s capable of HDR10+ and is able to produce over a billion colours. However, there’s no quad-curved glass on the Honor 60, as it instead gets a more typical—but still fairly premium—dual-curve display on the left and right edges. It weighs 179g, and is 7.98mm thick.
Curiously, it has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G as the Honor 50, and will come with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It’ll also come with Magic UI 5.0 out of the box. The cameras also feel like a mild downgrade compared to the quad-camera setup on the Honor 50, losing out the 2MP bokeh camera . The Honor 60 instead has a triple camera setup, with a 108MP, f/1.9 main shooter, a 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide camera and a 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. As for the front of the device, it has a 32MP, f/2.4 selfie camera. You will still have the same gesture controls for the cameras though.
Battery-wise, it gets the same 4,800mAh battery as the Honor 60 Pro, with 66W fast charging too. This would be a mild increase over the Honor 50’s 4,300mAh battery. You’ll also find an under display fingerprint scanner and support for NFC, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. It comes in the same four colours as the Honor 60 Pro.
Pricing and availability
So far, there’s no official word yet on global availability, but they are now available for purchase in China. Granted, you would likely want to wait for a proper global launch anyway to get them with Google Mobile Services onboard. As for pricing, the Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro are priced as follows:
- Honor 60, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage – RMB2,699 (~RM1,790.99)
- Honor 60, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – RMB2,999 (~RM1,990.06)
- Honor 60, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage – RMB3,299 (~RM2,189.13)
- Honor 60 Pro, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – RMB3,699 (~RM2,454.56)
- Honor 60 Pro, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage – RMB3,999 (~RM2,653.63)
We’ll have to wait for a global launch before being able to get our hands on it to really determine if it’s worth an upgrade over the Honor 50. Hopefully though Honor will bring the Pro version to our shores too, as the Honor 60 really does seem like just an Honor 50 with a slightly larger display and the same silicon underneath.
For more information on the Honor 60 Pro and Honor 60, you can check out their product pages on the Honor China website. Alternatively, if you’re seeking out the Honor 50, check out our review of it here.