- Honor is making a return to India with a local company.
- Honor 90 5G has already been launched in China earlier this year.
- Honor has confirmed the new phone will have Google apps in India.
Honor is coming back to the Indian market this week and the first phone from the brand will be the Honor 90 5G which was earlier released in China this year. Honor has partnered with an India-based company headed by Madhav Sheth, who was previously the CEO of Realme India. This company will be using Honor’s IP and technology to locally manufacture the products in the coming years. For now, the Honor 90 5G is going to revolutionise the segment, as claimed by the company.
We have already read a lot about the Honor 90 5G what it offers and the features Indian buyers can expect to see on this mid-range device. Honor is no longer part of Huawei, which means the brand can offer Google services on Android, something which is critical for a phone to launch in the Indian market. Here are all the details for the Honor 90 India launch, when is the event and where you can watch it.
Honor 90 Launch Date, Event Time, Where To Watch Online
Honor 90 is launching on Thursday, September 14 in India. The launch event starts at 12:30 PM and you can watch the live stream of the launch through various social channels of Honor which goes by the name HTECH.
Honor 90 Expected Price in India
Honor 90 5G base model in China is priced at CNY 2,499 (Rs 28,800 approx) for 12GB + 256GB storage, going up to CNY 2,799 (Rs 32,300 approx) for the 16GB RAM model. But the Honor 90 5G price in India is expected to be around Rs 35,000 as per a recent leak, which suggests the phone’s base variant could be available for Rs 32,999 when it launches in India.
Honor 90 Expected Sale Date in India
Honor 90 5G will be available through Amazon India in the country and going by the launch teasers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Honor 90 5G sale in India start on the same date, which is September 14 this week.
Honor 90 Expected Specifications and Features
Honor 90 5G is already there in the market so we already have a good idea about the make and hardware that the phone offers. Here’s a look at the expected features of the Honor 90 5G launching in India.
Honor is looking to light up the competition in the segment with its new phone which is expected to feature a Quad-curved display with an AMOLED panel that should offer 1.5K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.
Honor should also bring 1600 nits of peak brightness for the screen which will be quite a feat. The phone’s display is also likely to get TUV Rheinland certification which delivers a flicker-free panel for the comfort of your eyes. Display is always going to be a crucial part of any phone’s value and Honor 90 5G looks to be making the right noises.
Cameras That Get You Talking
Honor 90 5G not only focuses on the primary camera quality but is equally invested in giving you a worthy front shooter as well. The phone will feature a triple camera system at the back, with a headlining 200MP sensor placed alongside a 12MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
Moving to the front, the Honor 90 5G could be offered a 50MP selfie camera which can also take videos in high quality. We can’t wait to try out the cameras on the Honor phone to see whether the megapixels deliver where it really matters.
Android But With Google Apps
Honor had to stop selling its phones in the country because it couldn’t offer Google apps through Play Store. But the new Honor 90 5G comes without any Huawei baggage, which means it can give you all the popular Google apps baked into the Android software.
Honor 90 5G will get the MagicOS 7.1 UI which is based on the Android 13 version and the company claims the OS will not have any ads or bloatware. If Honor is able to live up to its promise then more buyers might consider buying the Honor 90 5G in the country.
Practical Fast Charging
Honor 90 5G is likely to pack a 5000mAh battery which is the norm these days but the company seems happy to give you 66W wired fast charging support with the bundled charger in the box.
Now, you might say there are brands who give around 80W charging speeds in this segment but 66W is no slouch either and it also depends on how Honor has optimised the software to deliver longer battery life.
Other Specifications and Features
Honor 90 5G is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset which is a year old now in the market. The company is rumoured to launch the model with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.
Having an AMOLED panel means you can expect the phone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor and we’re certain that the Honor 90 5G will support all 5G bands from day one in India and give you dual SIM connectivity along with other options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 and GPS.