The Honor 80 Pro, which came out in November 2022, was one of the first smartphones to feature Samsung's 200MP ISOCELL HP3 camera sensor. Although we've seen this camera in many other smartphones, it was implemented quite differently in the Honor 80 Pro. For reasons unknown to many, Honor had capped the sensor's resolution to 160MP in this smartphone. Now, the company is working on the Honor 90 Pro, a successor to the last year's model, and the latest leak reveals some interesting details.
Honor 90 Pro will use Samsung's 200MP ISOCELL camera sensor in full-resolution mode
According to a popular tipster, Digital Chat Station, the Honor 90 Pro will carry over its predecessor's Samsung ISOCELL HP3 camera sensor. Nowadays, it is highly unlikely for a flagship-grade high-end phone to use the same camera as the previous model. However, Digital Chat Station claims that the Honor 90 Pro will remain essentially unchanged from its predecessor and will mostly be a rebadged Honor 80 Pro, which could be one of the reasons why it will carry over the same camera.
That also means the Honor 90 Pro will use the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and the same 6.78-inch OLED curved display as last year, which had a 2,700 x 1,224 pixels resolution and a wide punch hole housing two selfie cameras. Other details about the smartphone are scarce at the moment, but it is pretty surprising to see Honor launching last year's model with a new name. Other smartphone brands follow this practice but only with entry-level and mid-range phones. Honor seems to be doing it with high-end devices, too.
Despite Chinese firms using larger, 1-inch Sony camera sensors in their flagship smartphones, the use of Samsung's 108MP and 200MP camera sensors is growing. The South Korean firm is reportedly planning to launch a 600MP camera sensor and a 1-inch sensor sometime in the future. But until then, its 200MP sensor will be its finest, offering balanced performance in still images and videos.