Some of you may remember me, but to new people, I am Lee and was involved in the community pre pandemic with reviews and news of Honor products until that hit.
Anyway, as we all know, we have missed out on HONOR phones in the UK for a while so it brings me great pleasure to bring you news of the new HONOR 50 Series.
The Phone is the first GMS (Google Mobile Services) confirmed flagship phone since the HONOR 20 Pro and further details from GSM Arena follows along with pictures thanks to Kees and Honorfan.nl
The HONOR 50 and its Pro counterpart are also the first phones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset. The HONOR 50 SE is the more affordable entry in the trio and relies on Mediatek’s Dimensity 900 platform.
HONOR 50 and 50 Pro
The best of the HONOR 50 bunch is naturally the Pro model. It packs a curved 6.72-inch 10-bit AMOLED display.
The regular HONOR 50 dials back to a 6.57-inch panel with the same core specs as the panel on the Pro model though it only carries a single 32MP selfie shooter.
Around the back, both phones share identical cameras housed in two large circular openings. There’s a 108MP main cam in the top ring with a 1/1.52-inch sensor and 9 to 1 pixel binning. The accompanying lenses include an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 2MP modules for macro shots and depth data. HONOR is also touting special Vlog modes which capture video from the front and back cameras simultaneously.
These are the first smartphones to use Qualcomm’s new 778G mobile platform which brings a Kryo 670 CPU paired with an Adreno 642L GPU for performance close to the Snapdragon 780G. The SoC is paired with 8 or 12GB RAM.
The software front is covered by Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11. International units are expected to arrive with GMS support out the box. HONOR 50 Pro comes with a 4,000 mAh battery and 100W wired charging speeds while the vanilla model packs a larger 4,300 mAh cell with 66W charging.
HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Pro go on pre-sale from June 25 in China. HONOR 50 starts at CNY 2,699 ($422) while the HONOR 50 Pro begins at CNY 3,699 ($578). HONOR confirmed both will be available internationally in over 40 regions, but didn't provide a date for that.
FI'll specifications can be found at https://honorfan.nl/honor-50-series-gelanceerd-in-china/ and the GSM Arena source is https://m.gsmarena.com/honor_50_series_unveiled_with_120hz_displays_108mp_cameras_and_gms_support-news-49621.php
Moreover, this is a confirmation that HONOR are back making phones for the UK and Europe and we will hopefully get further details on how they'll bring them across here again soon.
I hope you're all as happy as I am to finally see HONOR phones here again soon and please let me know in the comments what you'd like to see from the phones in the run up to launch!