Honor today announced the new Honor 50 series smartphones in China, and the best part is, these devices now have Google Mobile services reinstated. The flagship series contains three variants – the Honor 50, Honor 50 Pro, and the entry-level Honor 50 SE.
Honor 50 Pro
The Honor 50 Pro features a 6.72-inch OLED FHD+ curved display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, complete with an under-display fingerprint sensor. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, packed with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Battery wise, it has a 4,000mAh battery that supports 100W fast charging capability via USB Type-C. As mentioned before, the device will feature Honor’s Magic UI 4.2 which is based on Android 11, and will have Google Mobile Services.
The back of the Honor 50 Pro has a dual-circular glass bump design which houses the quad camera system. There’s the 108MP mainn sensor, with an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Over on the front, the pill-shaped notch houses two sensors, the main 32MP selfie sensor, and a 12MP secondary sensor.
As for the Honor 50, it shares similar specs with the Honor 50 Pro, but with a couple of differences. It has a smaller 6.57-inch display, but the battery capacity gets bumped up to a 4,300mAh battery. Charging speed wise, it supports a slower, but already very fast 66W charging via USB Type-C. Rear camera setup wise, it’s the same as the Honor 50 Pro, but the front selfie cameras only get a 32MP main sensor instead of two sensors.
Honor 50 SE
The entry-level Honor 50 SE has the same design language as its elder brothers, but it does come with a much larger 6.78-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, complete with a 120Hz refresh rate screen. It has the same three camera sensors (minus the 2MP depth sensor) as its siblings on the back, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of under-display. On the front, ther’s a 16MP selfie sensor.
Performance wise, the processor gets swapped out with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chipset instead, and it is equipped with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The battery gets a much larger 5,000mAh battery, which also supports 66W fast charging via USB Type-C.
Pricing And Availability
The Honor 50 Pro will have two variants, while the standard Honor 50 gets three variants, and the Honor 50 SE has two variants:
- Honor 50 Pro – 8GB + 256GB – RMB3,699
- Honor 50 Pro – 12GB + 256GB – RMB3,699
- Honor 50 – 8GB + 128GB – RMB2,699
- Honor 50 – 8GB + 256GB – RMB2,999
- Honor 50 – 12GB + 256GB – RMB3,399
- Honor 50 SE – 8GB + 128GB – RMB2,399
- Honor 50 SE – 8GB + 256GB – RMB2,699
Malaysia is officially in the list of countries to receive the device, however, no pricing or availability information has been made as of this writing.