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Honor 70 5G’s vlogger-focused mode simultaneously records with front and back lenses

Kyle Chua
Honor 70 5G’s vlogger-focused mode simultaneously records with front and back lenses


Photos by Kyle Chua/Rappler

The Honor 70 5G is priced at P26,990

Honor on Tuesday, October 18 launched a new wave of devices in the Philippines, highlighted by the Honor 70 5G, a premium midrange device with a couple of nifty vlogger-focused features. 

What perhaps helps this new release stand out from the competition and appeal to the youth is the camera mode called Solo Cut. 

This mode leverages artificial intelligence-powered autofocus tracking to spotlight you in a group as you record Portrait-style videos. The former Huawei sub-brand touts that even when you go out of view or out of frame, the camera is capable enough to focus back on you once you’re visible again. You can additionally switch focus between different subjects as you’re recording by simply tapping on them. 

Also, you can record two separate videos at the same time: full view and solo view. Full view uses landscape orientation, which widens the frame and stretches it horizontally. Solo view, on the other hand, uses portrait orientation and stretches the frame vertically. This feature could be particularly useful if, let’s say, you want to post your videos in different social media platforms. The full view could, for instance, go on YouTube or Twitter, while the solo view goes on TikTok or Instagram. 

Alternatively, you can record videos using the front and back lenses simultaneously. This allows you to record your reaction while also recording what’s happening in front of you, as seen below.

For the rear cameras, the Honor 70 5G packs a 54MP IMX800 primary shooter, joined by a 50MP ultra-wide shooter and 2MP macro shooter. Meanwhile, for the front, it has a 32MP selfie shooter. 

The device sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it houses a Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage and a 4,800mAh capacity battery that supports the proprietary SuperCharge solution. The battery can supposedly charge from empty to 60% in about 20 minutes. 

The Honor 70 5G comes in two colorways: crystal silver and midnight black. It’s priced at P26,990, with pre-orders starting now being accepted via Honor’s official Lazada store. 

Alongside the 70 5G, Honor also launched the Honor X6 and the Honor Pad 8. The former is a sub-P10,000 device that boasts a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 50MP primary shooter, a MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core CPU, and a 5,000mAh battery. The latter, meanwhile, is a 12-inch tablet powered by a Snapdragon 680 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 7,250 mAh battery. 

The Honor X6 is priced at P7,490, while the Honor Pad 8 is priced at P17,990. Both are available for pre-order now via the brand’s Lazada store. 

Apart from the devices, Honor said it’ll be opening concept stores and retail kiosks in SM malls within the quarter as the brand looks to continue to expand its local presence. The brand is additionally working with Globe to offer its handsets as part of postpaid plans before the end of the year. It’s also partnering with Citylight Telecom Centre to serve as official service centers for Honor devices in the country. – Rappler.com

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