Days after releasing online teasers, HONOR announced that it will officially launch the HONOR 90 5G in the Philippines on Aug. 15. Recently, we got a chance to be one of the first in the Philippines to meet the HONOR 90 5G in the flesh and here are some initial thoughts about the upcoming smartphone.
Unboxed, the HONOR 90 5G welcomes you with its Quad-curved Eye-comfort Display. Sporting a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED display promises a seamless viewing experience when reading, looking at photos, or watching videos on the phone. Understanding that today's smartphone users spend several hours viewing their phones, HONOR has equipped the HONOR 90 5G with 3840Hz PWM Dimming to prevent eye strain and headache caused by long hours of phone use. PWM stands for pulse width modulation, a technique used to control display brightness for eye protection. According to HONOR's website, the HONOR 90 5G is the world's first phone with TÜV Rheinland flicker-free certification for its risk-free dimming level. The HONOR 90 5G screen also features DCI-P3 wide color gamut with 10.7 billion colors for outstanding color accuracy.
Looking at the back, the Emerald Green variant (the unit we got) of the HONOR 90 5G gleams with elegance. The fine frosted texture makes the phone look gorgeous and impervious to unsightly fingerprints and smudges. Another element that makes the HONOR 90 5G appear like a jewelry piece is the camera. Equipped with a 200MP Flagship-level Camera, the phone has a camera system that looks like two embedded gemstones. However, these two compartments seem meant to enclose the image sensors in a stylish way. The top compartment houses the 200MP Ultra Clear Main Camera and the 2MP Depth Camera, while the bottom contains the 12MP Ultra Wide and Macro Camera, and the camera flash. The HONOR 90 5G also carries a 50MP front camera. Both the front and rear camera systems support 4K video recording.
Under the hood, the HONOR 90 5G operates on Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition octa-core CPU (1x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz, 3x Cortex-A710 2.36GHz, and 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHz) with Adreno 644 GPU, 12GB RAM, and 512GB onboard storage. Powered by this mobile platform, the HONOR 90 5G fluidly runs Magic OS 7.1, based on Android 13. The phone also has a 2-Day Battery (5000mAh) with 66W HONOR SuperCharge support. This feature means long battery life at a short charging time.
Stay tuned for the full HONOR 90 5G review once it officially launches on Aug. 15.