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

The Honor 70 5G is priced at P26,990

Honor launched a new wave of devices in the Philippines on Tuesday, October 18th, highlighted by the Honor 70 5G, a premium mid-range device with a few nifty vlogger-centric features.

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

This mode uses artificial intelligence-assisted autofocus tracking to make you stand out in a group while shooting portrait orientation video. Former sub-brand Huawei touts that even if you’re out of view or out of frame, the camera is able to refocus on you as soon as you’re in view again. Also, while recording, you can switch between different subjects just by tapping on them.

Also, you can record two separate videos at the same time: full view and single view. Full view uses landscape orientation, making the frame wider and stretched horizontally. Single view, on the other hand, uses portrait orientation and stretches the frame vertically. This feature could be especially useful if you want to post your videos on different social media platforms, for example. For example, the full view could go to YouTube or Twitter, while the single view goes to TikTok or Instagram.

Alternatively, you can record video using the front and rear lenses at the same time. This allows you to record your reaction and at the same time record what is happening in front of you, as shown below.

For the rear cameras, the Honor 70 5G offers a 54MP IMX800 primary shooter, along with a 50MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro shooter. For the front, it has a 32MP selfie shooter.

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

The Honor 70 5G is available in two color variants: Crystal Silver and Midnight Black. It is priced at P26,990, with pre-orders being accepted now through Honor’s official Lazada store.

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

The Honor X6 costs P7,490 while the Honor Pad 8 costs P17,990. Both are available to pre-order now through the brand’s Lazada Store.

Aside from the devices, Honor said it will open concept stores and retail kiosks in SM malls within the quarter as the brand looks to further expand its local presence. The brand is also working with Globe to offer its phones as part of postpaid plans before the end of the year. It also works with the Citylight Telecom Center to act as the official service center for Honor devices in the country. – Rappler.com