Honor 50 Series goes official with GMS support

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Earlier, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor unveiled the Honor 50 series. The series features the Honor 50, 50 Pro, and 50 SE. All three devices will ship with GMS support which is a first-timer for the company.

The Honor 50 and 50 Pro became the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 778G chip while the Honor 50 SE is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 900 chip.

The Honor 50 and 50 Pro

The Honor 50 Pro is built around a curved 6.72″ 10-bit AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. The display gas a pill-shaped cutout that houses two cameras (32MP main + 12MP ultrawide) for selfies. The Honor 50 debuts with a 6.57″ panel but with the same core display specs as the Pro model, though it features a single 32MP selfie shooter instead.

At the back, both Honor phones share the same quad-camera module. The setup consists of a 108MP main cam with a 1/1.52″ sensor and 9-to-1 pixel binning, an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 2MP modules for depth data and macro shots.

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The new Snapdragon 778G chip on both phones features a Kryo 670 CPU paired with an Adreno 642L GPU. The chipset is married to an 8 or 12GB RAM. Software-wise, they run on the Magic UI 4.2 based on the Android 11 operating system.

The Honor 50 Pro packs a 4,000 mAh battery with 100W wired charging speed while the Honor 50 packs a larger 4,300 mAh capacity with 66W charging.

Both smartphones will be available on pre-sale from June 25 in China. The Honor 50 has a starting price of CNY2,699/$422 while the Honor 50 Pro begins at CNY3,699/$578. The company confirmed that both devices will be available to the global market but no timeline for that yet.

The Honor 50 SE

The Honor 50 SE which is the more affordable one of the trio, sports a flat 6.78″ LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate. The punch hole on the display features the 16MP selfie shooter. The back module houses the same 108MP main cam from the Honor 50 and 50 Pro alongside an 8MP ultrawide cam and a 2MP macro cam.

The phone is powered by Mediatek’s Dimensity 900 chipset and is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Battery capacity is 4,000 mAh with 66W wired charging. The Honor 50 SE will be available in China from July 2 with pricing starting from CNY2,399/$375.

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