Since the Honor 50 Series was unveiled in China back in June, the device hasn’t been available on the global market. Pre-sales are launched today on 26 October after the company’s announcement that it will make its latest Honor 50 and Honor 50 Lite smartphones globally available and that they will come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) which hasn’t been possible due to the previous US government’s ban on providing services to Huawei.
New both Huawei’s Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset from earlier this year, while the Honor 50 SE gets Meditek’s Dimensity 900 chipset. Apart from the biggest enticement of all three models featuring a 120Hz high refresh rate display, the models come with Honor’s own Magic UI 4.2 interface built on Android 11. Obviously, the possibility of using Google’s Mobile Services is definitely a step forward to get their global customer’s base back.
Huawei’s Honor 50 has been introduced with a large 6.57-inch OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and a FullHD resolution of 2340 x 1080. There are different configurations available to choose from: 6GB RAM /128GB storage , 8GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/256GB storage, and 12GB RAM/256GB storage. All of these, however, might not be available on every single market as the choice may be more limited in one place than the other.
From the back, the camera system on Honor 50 includes a massive 108MP main sensor with f/1.9 aperture and PDAF (Phase-Detection Autofocus which creates 2 pictures and merges them into one, improving autofocus speed), an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. Inside a little punch hole from the front, you’ll find a single 32 MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Besides the optical fingerprint reader under the display, the Honor 50 also supports Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and includes a 4,300 mAh battery that can be recharged with up to a 66W fast charger. It takes just 20 minutes to charge the smartphone from 0-70%, according to Honor.
The Honor 50 with 6 GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is available at £449 / €529, while the 8GB RAM/256GB model sells for £529 / €599. The Honor 50 will be available in Emerald Green and Midnight Black colours and in the “Honor Code,” which incorporates the “HONOR” logo across the back cover.
As part of the launch, Honor also announced the Honor 50 Lite, a smartphone with 66W Honor SuperCharge, a 6.67-inch display, and a 64MP quad-camera. The 6GB RAM in pair with a 128GB storage model will cost €299 / £250 and will be available in Deep Sea Blue, Space Silver, and Midnight Black colours.