In the past, the display was often the most overlooked feature on smartphones, with many consumers focusing primarily on the processor and camera when purchasing a new device. However, it’s clear that the display is what users interact with most frequently, making a high-quality screen essential. Fortunately, more and more consumers are beginning to recognize this, as manufacturers dedicate a growing portion of their product launch presentations to screen technology. Unlike processors and cameras, screens offer the most opportunity for differentiation.
Most smartphone manufacturers currently use processors from either Qualcomm or MediaTek, leaving little room for diversity in that area. Likewise, camera performance is highly subjective and hard to set apart through hardware alone. In contrast, the screen has become the component of choice for distinguishing high-end features, with many phones, including both flagship models and mid-range options like the Honor 100, highlighting their screens as key selling points.
The Honor 100, the leading model in Honor’s digital series, is competitively priced at 2,499 yuan for the 12GB+256GB standard version. This phone features a unique high-end quad-curved screen, while competitor models in the same price range usually offer at most a dual-curved screen. Honor sets itself apart with this high-end feature, providing not just an unusual form factor but also a top-tier “Oasis Eye-Care Display,” supporting 3840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming for a natural light display.
Honor has certainly built on its experience; the Honor 90 came with this eye-care quad-curved screen and sold very well. Hence, the new generation Honor 100 continues this selling point, enhancing both the quality of the quad-curved screen and its eye-care capabilities. Despite the screen being a major upgrade, the Honor 100, priced from 2,499 yuan just like its predecessor, has improved in almost every aspect, including performance, photography capabilities, and fast charging.
The new device is equipped with the latest 3rd generation Snapdragon 7 with a benchmark of over 900,000. It also boasts the Honor GPU Turbo X gaming engine and dedicated virtual GPU technology for stronger performance. Additionally, Honor has equipped this phone with a proprietary RF (Radio Frequency) enhancement chip, which ensures stronger signal reception. For photography, the device features a Sony IMX906 SLR-grade portrait lens at the rear and a 50-megapixel front camera, coupled with a 5,000mAh battery and 100W fast-charging capability.
However, given the fierce competition in the smartphone industry, shortly after this phone’s release, several new high-quality models appeared in the 2,000 yuan price range. To stay competitive, the Honor 100, which has been on the market for less than two months, has seen a price drop. The starting price has been reduced to 2,258 yuan, with the most significant price cut observed on the top-tier 16GB+512GB version, originally priced at 2,999 yuan, now available for around 2,561 yuan. With the new pricing, the Honor 100 has become even more attractive, particularly to consumers who value a superior smartphone display.