- Honor has launched the Honor 50 collection in China.
- This is the agency’s first main smartphone launch because it was bought by Huawei.
Huawei spun off its Honor sub-brand final 12 months because of the ongoing US trade dispute, and this has allowed the newly unbiased model to signal offers with a bunch of corporations. Now, the first correct post-Huawei Honor phones, the Honor 50 collection, have launched in China.
The star of the present is the Honor 50 Pro, and it’s serving up a Snapdragon 778G chipset, making for a fairly highly effective higher mid-range proposition. The cellphone additionally serves up a 6.72-inch FHD+ curved OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh price, a 4,000mAh battery, and 100W wired charging. The latter guarantees a full cost in 25 minutes. Don’t anticipate wi-fi top-ups right here although.
Camera duties are dealt with by a quad rear digicam system, that includes a 108MP f/1.9 predominant digicam, an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, and a pair of 2MP sensors for depth results and macro pictures. The predominant shooter specifically is able to nona-binning to spit out pictures similar to a 12MP 2.1-micron pixel digicam. The nona-binning functionality and 1/1.52-inch sensor dimension recommend we’re wanting on the Samsung Isocell HM2 sensor.
A 32MP main digicam and a 12MP secondary wide-angle sensor (100-degree area of view) deal with selfies and front-facing movies. In reality, Honor particularly notes that the secondary digicam is designed for movies and the like.
The remainder of the Honor 50 collection
Go down a notch and also you’ll discover the usual Honor 50, sharing a lot in frequent with the Pro variant. There’s the identical Snapdragon 778G SoC, a barely smaller 6.57-inch FHD+ OLED display screen, the identical rear digicam system, and the identical 32MP selfie digicam.
But the vanilla Honor 50 ditches the 12MP secondary selfie digicam and tops out at a nonetheless brisk 66W wired charging (topping up the battery in 45 minutes). In reality, the brand new cellphone additionally sports activities a barely larger battery in comparison with the Pro system (4,300mAh versus 4,000mAh).
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Finally, the Honor 50 SE is the least spectacular system of the lot and is focusing on a less expensive value section, though it nonetheless seems like a great prospect on paper. You’re getting a 6.78-inch FHD+ LTPS LCD panel, a MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoC, and a 4,000mAh battery with 66W wired charging (going from zero to full in roughly 37 minutes). Meanwhile, digicam duties are dealt with by a 16MP selfie digicam and a 108MP triple rear setup (additionally that includes an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro lens).
Otherwise, all three phones are powered by the Magic UI 4.2 pores and skin atop Android 11. The Honor 50 SE presents a aspect fingerprint scanner whereas the usual and Pro fashions serve up an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Honor 50 collection pricing and availability
The Honor 50 collection has solely launched in China for now, though a world launch is on the playing cards too (with Google assist touted in a now-deleted tweet). You’ll be spending 3,699 yuan (~$578) for the 8GB/256GB Honor 50 Pro in China, whereas the 12GB/256GB mannequin will set you again 3,999 yuan (~$625).
Expect to pay 2,699 yuan (~$422) for the 8GB/128GB vanilla Honor 50 and a pair of,999 yuan (~$469) for the 8GB/256GB choice. Meanwhile, the highest 12GB/256GB variant retails for 3,399 yuan (~$531). As for the Honor 50 SE, pricing begins at 2,399 yuan (~$375) for the bottom 8GB/128GB choice.
The firm additionally confirmed that the cellphone will land in over 30 nations as a part of the worldwide launch (see the picture above). These markets embody Europe, the UK, Egypt, the Middle East, and South Africa.