SNEAK PEEK: Unboxing the HONOR 90 5G ahead of its August 15 PH release

It’s almost here! An all-new smartphone from HONOR with a flagship 200MP main camera, 50MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, and the “World’s First Zero Flicker Display” is coming to the Philippines this August 15 and we’re honored to get our hands on it ahead of its official release date! As always, here’s a sneak peek at what to expect before the much-awaited price reveal. Meet the HONOR 90 5G:


Inside the box, you’ll find the usual items – a clear jelly case, a charging brick, USB Type-C cable, SIM Ejector Tool, Quick Start Guide, and the premium-looking unit. What makes the contents special vs other smartphone brands is the inclusion of a USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for people like me who still prefer using wired audio devices instead of Bluetooth ones.

Since it also comes with a clear jelly case, you can flex the glossy Diamond Silver colorway while keeping the unit scratch-free. The device already comes with a built-in screen protector, too!


The first thing that caught my attention is its elegant design, which somehow reminds me of glassware in castle core aesthetics. The back panel features a flashy finish that has small dots that shimmer as it catches the light at different angles. The device also boasts a slim and lightweight profile, making it comfortable to hold in one hand.

At the bottom left portion, you’ll find the HONOR branding, text about the AI Matrix Camera, and some regulatory information. I honestly feel like it would have been better with just the branding but I guess these are essential pieces of information for the brand. At the top left, you’ll find two circles housing the cameras and flash.

All the buttons – the polycarbonate volume rocker and lock/power button, are strategically placed on the right side of the device where our thumbs rest. While on the left side, you’ll just find a smooth surface.

Same goes for the top and bottom portion of the device: You’ll only find a smooth surface on top, while the rest sit at the bottom. The SIM tray, microphone, USB-C port, and speakers are all there below.

In front, there’s an almost bezel-less 6.7-inch Quad-curved Floating Screen with a 2664 x 1200 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. HONOR also takes pride in having less-to-almost-zero flicker in their display which is TÜV Rheinland-certified for its eye protection technology. The display also supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and delivers up to 1.07 billion colors for vivid visuals. Although the front camera rests at the top center of the screen, it’s almost unnoticeable when you play videos in full screen.

For a better grasp at what they meant by “flicker-free”, here’s a 2-minute demo:


HONOR 90 5G comes with a 200MP Main Camera with a 1/1.4-inch sensor, a 12MP Ultra Wide and Macro Camera, a 2MP Depth Camera, and an LED flash. So far, it’s successful in delivering clear snapshots with true-to-life colors, especially when used outdoors. What I love most about the camera features, however, is the availability of 2x zoom in Portrait Mode, which I like using for product photography.

As for selfies, you’ll get to enjoy 50MP clear selfies and groufies!

Groufie without bokeh effect

HONOR 90 5G is also equipped with AI Vlog Assistant and AI-powered noise reduction for aspiring video content creators, by the way! If you’re a streamer, live seller, or just someone who wants to document their everyday life, this may be something worth watching out for.

As of this writing, it seems like a good balance between aesthetic and functionality, but we’ll be testing it out further in time for our full review on August 15. For now, here’s the full specs of the HONOR 90 5G:


DesignQuad Curved Display
Symmetrical Slim Design
Axisymmetric Dual Ring Camera
Dimensions161.8mm (L) x 74.1mm (W) x 7.8mm (D)2
Weight183g (including the battery)
Display6.7” AMOLED Quad Curved Floating Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
1.07B colors, 100% DCI-P3, HDR 10+
PPI: 435
Eye Comfort Features3840Hz PWM Dimming
Dynamic Dimming
Circadian Night Display
Circadian Color Temperature
TUV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition 5G (4nm)
CPU: 1x Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 3x Cortex-A710 2.36GHz + 4x Cortex-A510 1.8GHz
GPU: Adreno 644
MemoryRAM + ROM: 8GB+256GB / 12GB+256GB / 12GB+512GB
OSMagicOS 7.1, based on Android 13
Rear Camera200MP Main
1/1.4-inch CMOS size
12MP Ultra Wide and Macro
2MP Depth
Front Camera50MP Front Wide Camera
Battery5000mAh Super Battery
66W HONOR SuperCharge
*Capable of charging up to 20% in 5 mins
NetworkWiFi 6
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G bands: 1,2,4,5,6,8,19
4G bands: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,32,66,34,38,39,40,41
5G bands: 1,2,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78
ColorsDiamond Silver, Emerald Green, Peacock Blue, Midnight Black

Official PH launch and price reveal of the HONOR 90 5G will happen on August 15 via a Facebook livestream. To join, all you need to do is RSVP via this link: or visit HONOR Philippines’ official social media pages. Keep checking back for our full review!

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5 Replies to “SNEAK PEEK: Unboxing the HONOR 90 5G ahead of its August 15 PH release”

  1. Ang ganda ng specs and features nito. Quality din ang images using iyong camera nito. Kaabang abang ang launching nito sa 15

  2. Thank you for sharing us the sneak peek of HONOR 90 5G, indeed it gives the best specs… waiting for it’s release and price reveal.

  3. I sooo love the features and specs of this new Honor 90 5g! What I love is the zero flicker display, built in screen protector and AI noise reduction and assistant aside from its sleek design and other inclusives!

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