Is the HONOR 200 launching in the Philippines? Here are some clues to its upcoming pricing

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HONOR is riding high after the successful debut of its HONOR 200 Series at VivaTech 2024, a premier European tech event. This new series boasts impressive hardware and software designed to revolutionize smartphone AI photography.

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“The HONOR 200 Series is a DSLR killer,” declared Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President. “Filipino HONOR fans should be excited to see if this powerhouse arrives locally. AI is at the forefront of smartphone technology, and we’re confident we have a leading edge in this category.”

Launched in Paris on June 12th, the HONOR 200 Series takes inspiration from Studio Harcourt’s renowned portrait photography techniques. Using cutting-edge AI, it replicates the studio’s iconic lighting and shadow effects, guaranteeing stunning, studio-quality portraits in every shot.

The question remains: Is it going to launch locally in our shores?

Early Price Hints: Malaysia Paves the Way

While an official Philippine launch date hasn’t been announced yet, HONOR recently launched the HONOR 200 5G series in Malaysia, offering valuable insights into potential Philippine pricing. Here’s a breakdown of the Malaysian prices:

  • HONOR 200:
    • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: RM1,899 (roughly PHP 23,800)
    • 12GB RAM + 512GB storage: RM2,199 (roughly PHP 27,500)
  • HONOR 200 Pro:
    • 12GB RAM + 512GB storage: RM2,699 (roughly PHP 33,800)

A Look Back: HONOR 90 Launch as a Pricing Reference

Based on HONOR’s launch strategy for the HONOR 90 last year, Malaysian and Philippine prices were quite similar. This suggests that Malaysian prices might be a good indicator of what to expect in the Philippines.

With its focus on AI-powered photography and potentially competitive pricing, the HONOR 200 Series is shaping up to be a compelling option for Filipino smartphone users. We eagerly await an official announcement regarding its Philippine launch, so stay tuned for more details.

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