The first real post-Huawei phones


TL;DR

  • 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

Honor 50 series colorways

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

Honor 50 series 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.


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