Honor 60 series launched with gesture-controlled camera

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Honor, the smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei, has taken the wraps off its 5G Honor 60 series smartphones in China on Wednesday, December 1.

The series consists of two mid-range handsets, the Honor 60 and 60 Pro, which are both slightly improved versions of the Honor 50 series launched in the Chinese market in June.

Honor 60 and 60 Pro are powered by Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, which runs at 2.5Ghz and provides just a 4.2% uplift from the Honor 50 series’ Snapdragon 778 chip with 2.4Ghz clock speed. The new devices also sport the same interchangeable covers and dual-ring camera bump similar to its predecessor.

A significant addition to the latest models are the AI Super-Sesing camera lens that provide the camera support for gesture-based controls. Both phones recognize a total of five hand gestures, including flipping the palm of the hand to switch between its front and back cameras, as well as making the “okay” sign, waving, and making a fist to perform other controls.

Speaking of camera, the Honor 60 and 60 Pro are equipped with triple rear camera setups that both consists of 108-megaixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. These lenses are further boosted with a 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter for the standard model and a 50-megapixel combined ultrawide and macro camers for the 60 Pro.

The setup is paired with a 32-megapixel front-facing camera for the Honor 60 and a higher resolution 50-megapixel selfie shooter for the 60 Pro.

As The Verge notes, both phones have 120Hz curved OLED display, with the Pro model having a slightly bigger screen (6.78 inches) than the standard unit that has a 6.67-inch display. In addition, the new handsets are both powered by 4,8000mAh batteries with a small increase from the 50 Pro and 50’s 4,300mAh and 4,000mAh batteries.

Both charge at a maximum of 66W, which is in line with the Honor 50, but a slight downgrade from the Honor 50 Pro’s 100W fast charging.

The Honor 60 and 60 Pro have begun rolling out in Honor stores in China, while distribution in other regions is still yet to be confirmed.

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