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The smartphone industry has witnessed a significant evolution with the introduction of the Honor 200 and Honor 200 Pro. These devices are not just smartphones; they are a testament to Honor’s commitment to innovation, especially in mobile photography.

HONOR has officially announced the availability of the HONOR 200 Series in Europe, with pre-sales starting today. This release is particularly significant as it marks the first time the Pro version of this product range is available in the region. UK consumers can purchase the HONOR 200 Series starting today.

Honor 200 Pro: A Pocket-Sized Professional Studio

A highlight of the keynote presentation was the detailed announcement of HONOR’s partnership with Studio Harcourt, a renowned Parisian portrait photography studio. This collaboration was spearheaded by HONOR CEO, George Zhao, and underscores HONOR’s commitment to innovation. The HONOR AI Portrait Engine, co-engineered with Harcourt’s expert photographers, allows users to manipulate light and shadow to capture studio-quality portraits.

“With the HONOR 200 Series, we’re proud to bring the perfect fusion of artistry and technology to Europe, allowing anyone to take studio-level portraits every time,” said Tony Ran, President of HONOR Europe. “The HONOR 200 Series sets a new standard in smartphone portrait photography, putting a professional studio in your pocket. This unprecedented achievement in AI technology not only showcases HONOR’s commitment to innovation but also underscores our relentless pursuit of excellence in redefining the boundaries of mobile photography.”

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Honor 200 Pro in Moonlight White

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Key Announcements and Collaborations

Other major announcements included a collaboration with renowned portrait photographer Rankin, known for his iconic shots of Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie, and Kate Moss. Details of this partnership will be revealed in the coming weeks, with a potential summer event in London teased. Additionally, the MagicBook 16 Pro, introduced at this year’s MWC, will be available in select European countries this summer.

Guests at the event experienced the new HONOR 200 Series firsthand through interactive zones and pop-up portrait studios provided by Studio Harcourt.

The Mastery of Studio Harcourt Portrait Photography

The HONOR 200 Series is designed with advanced hardware and AI-powered software to master light and shadow, crucial elements in portrait photography. The HONOR 200 Pro features a 50MP Portrait Main Camera with a Super Dynamic H9000 Sensor, 50MP Portrait Telephoto Camera, and a customized telephoto sensor from Sony. These innovations ensure users can capture detailed images in various lighting conditions.

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Samples were taken by TNC (Rockwell7) at the Harcourt Studio in Paris

The HONOR AI Portrait Engine, developed with Studio Harcourt, enables users to take unique, high-quality portraits. This collaboration involved over 20 experts from Studio Harcourt and HONOR, analyzing over 1,000 lighting scenarios and millions of datasets over 400 days. The result is the Triple 50MP Portrait Camera, which produces well-balanced portraits with precise light and shadow management.

Innovative Eye Comfort Display

The HONOR 200 Pro features a 3840Hz Risk-free PWM Dimming, certified by TÜV Rheinland, and includes Natural Tone 2.0 and AI Circadian Night Display for enhanced eye comfort. The device also supports Adaptive Dimming and boasts a 1.5K Quad-curved Floating Display with a peak HDR brightness of 4000 nits, ensuring excellent visibility even in direct sunlight.

Enhanced Hardware for Seamless Performance

The HONOR 200 Pro has a 5200mAh Silicon-carbon battery, offering up to 61 hours of music streaming. It supports 100W Wired HONOR SuperCharge and 66W Wireless HONOR SuperCharge, enabling a full charge in just 41 minutes. With 12GB of memory and a 512GB storage drive, the device ensures a smooth and efficient user experience. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Mobile Platform, the HONOR 200 Pro guarantees seamless performance with a CPU clock speed of up to 3GHz.

HONOR 200 Lite: Affordable Excellence

The HONOR 200 Lite, launched alongside the Pro model, features a versatile triple camera system, including a 108MP Main Camera, a 5MP Wide & Depth Camera, and a 2MP Macro Camera. It also boasts a 50MP Front Camera and a 6.7-inch Eye-comfort AMOLED Display with 3240Hz risk-free PWM Dimming. The device offers 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and exceptional durability.

Price £279.99 (Honor 200 Lite) £499.99 (Honor 200) £699.99 (Honor 200 Pro)
Size / Weight 161.1 x 74.6 x 6.8mm
166g
161.5 x 74.6 x 7.7mm
187g
163.3 x 75.2 x 8.2mm
199g
Display 6.7-inches, OLED
1080 x 2414 pixels
Peak Brightness (HDR): 2,000 nits
6.7-inches, OLED
1200 x 2664 pixels
Peak Brightness (HDR): 4,000 nits
6.78-inches, OLED
1224 x 2700 pixels
Peak Brightness (HDR): 4,000 nits
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 6080 (6nm)
Octa-core 2.24GHz
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 (4nm)
Octa-core 2.63GHz
Adreno 720 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 (4nm)
Octa-core 3GHz
Adreno 735 GPU
RAM + Storage 8GB RAM
256GB Storage
8/12/16GB RAM
256/512/1024GB Storage
12/16GB RAM
256/512/1024GB Storage
Rear Cameras Main: 108MP f/1.8
Ultrawide: 5MP f/2.2
Macro: 2MP f/2.4
Video: 1080p 30fps
Main: 50MP f/2.0 PDAF OIS
Telephoto: 50MP f/2.4 PDAF OIS 2.5x
Ultrawide: 12MP f/2.2 AF
Video: 4K 30fps EIS
Main: 50MP f/1.9 PDAF OIS
Telephoto: 50MP f/2.4 PDAF OIS 2.5x
Ultrawide: 12MP f/2.2 AF
Video: 4k 30fps EIS
Front Camera(s) 50MP f/2.1 wide 50MP f/2.1 wide 50MP f/2.1 wide
2MP f/2.4 depth
Sound Mono Stereo Stereo
Connectivity 5G
Wi-Fi 5 (801.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.1
USB-C 2.0, USB OTG
5G
Wi-Fi 6 (801.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.3, aptX HD
USB-C 2.0, USB OTG
5G
Wi-Fi 6 (801.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.3, aptX HD
USB-C 2.0, USB OTG
Battery 4,500mAh
35W wired-charging
5,200mAh
100W wired-charging
5W reverse charging
5,200mAh
100W wired-charging
55W wireless-charging
5W reverse charging & reverse wireless charging

Pricing and Availability

The HONOR 200 Pro is available in Ocean Cyan, Moonlight White, and Black, while the HONOR 200 is offered in Moonlight White, Emerald Green, and Black. The HONOR 200 Pro is priced at £699.99, with a free Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 8 worth £279.99, and the HONOR 200 is priced at £499.99, with a free JBL Charge 5 Wi-Fi worth £199.99. The HONOR 200 Lite is available at £279.99, with a £30 discount on HONOR.com/uk using the code “A200L30”.

Pre-orders for the HONOR 200 Series start today on HONOR.com/uk, with general sales beginning on 26th June. The devices will also be available from Three and other key UK operators later in June.