After a long gap Honor, today announced its latest Honor 50 smartphone globally. It will be available globally starting at €529, according to the former Huawei sub-brand. The smartphone was first revealed for the Chinese market in June, but the company has now confirmed global pricing and an early November release date. There is a €529 (about $615) model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, as well as a €599 (approximately $695) variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone will be accessible in over 40 countries, according to Honor, although there are no imminent plans to release it in the United States.
The Honor 50 is notable for being the firm’s first device to ship with Google’s apps and services following its departure from the parent company Huawei. Due to US sanctions, Google revoked Huawei’s Android license in 2019, resulting in its phones lacking crucial Android apps and services such as the Google Play Store, substantially limiting their appeal outside of China. With Google’s comeback, the Honor 50 may once again be competitive with other Android handsets in the West.
The Honor 50 is essentially the same device that was announced in China in June. It sports a 4,300mAh battery that can be fast-charged at 66W and is driven by a Snapdragon 778G CPU. It features a 6.57-inch curved 120Hz 1080p OLED display, as well as four cameras on the back: a 108-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Honor 50 Specifications:
- Display: 6.57-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ OLED curved screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC
- RAM/ROM: 8/12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB/256GB (UFS 3.0) storage
- Battery: 4300mAh battery with 66W fast charging
- Software: Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
- Rear Cameras: 108MP (Samsung HM2) sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor and 2MP macro and depth sensor.
- Front Camera: 32MP front-facing camera
- Other Features: In-display fingerprint scanner, NFC, Dual SIM
- Weight: 175g
- Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Wi-Fi 6 and 6E (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C
Pricing and Availability:
✓ Colors Available: Honor Code, Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Frost Crystal
- 6GB+128GB = €529
- 8GB+256GB = €599