HONOR 50 with 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 778G, 108MP camera rolls out in more markets globally

After the announcement in China back in July, the HONOR 50 smartphone was launched in Malaysia last week, today it has launched the smartphone in Europe. The phone runs Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2 on top with Google Mobile Services instead of HONOR Mobile Services in the Chinese version.

To remind you, the phone features a 6.57-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by Snapdragon 778G SoC. It has a 108MP main camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle, 2MP macro and 2MP depth-of-field cameras. There is a 32MP camera on the front.

The HONOR 50 features an ultra-slim bezel on the front and 2.5D polishing glass edges on both upper and lower sides of the display. When the HONOR 50 is tilted against the light at different angles, it glitters and shimmers. The HONOR 50 adopts a dual ring camera design made up of two concentric circles on the back.

Drawing inspiration from the classic ring designs of luxury jewellery brands, the top circle featuring the main camera is polished with the same classic, timeless metal ring on the edge. The Frost Crystal colour, inspired by snow crystals and creates a dreamy diamond-like finish. The HONOR 50 also comes in HONOR Code, an innovative colourway incorporating the “HONOR” logo across the back cover, as well as an Emerald Green and Midnight Black colours.

It packs a 4,300mAh battery with 66W fast charging that can charge from 0 to 70% in 20 minutes and 100% in 45 minutes.

HONOR 50 specifications

  • 6.57-inch (2340×1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 120Hz curved display with 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 wide color gamut
  • Octa Core (4 x 2.4GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 670 CPUs) Snapdragon 778G 6nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 642L GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM 128GB storage
  • Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 108MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP depth and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 159.96× 73.76× 7.78mm; Weight: 175g
  • USB Type-C Audio
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 4300mAh battery with 66W SuperCharge fast charging

The HONOR 50 is priced at at 529 Euros (US$ 614 / Rs. 46,060 approx.) for the 8GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 599 Euros (US$ 695 / Rs. 52,160 approx.). It is available to order in Europe from tomorrow, October 27th till November 3rd and will go on sale from November 4th. Those who pre-order it will get a free True Wireless Honor Earbuds 2 Lite earbuds worth 99 Euros.

HONOR 50 Lite

HONOR also introduced the HONOR 50 Lite, a 4G phone for the global markets. This has a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD screen, 64MP quad rear cameras, but retains the same 4300mAh battery with 66W HONOR SuperCharge fast charging as the HONOR 50. Even though the company has not mentioned the processor on the site, it should be Snapdragon 662 as rumoured earlier.

HONOR 50 Lite specifications

  • 6.67-inch (2376 × 1080 pixels) FHD+ LCD screen
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 662 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 64MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 161.8 ×74.7×8.5mm; Weight: 192g
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 4300mAh (typical) / 4200mAh (minimum) with 66W SuperCharge fast charging

The HONOR 50 Lite comes in Deep Sea Blue, Space Silver, and Midnight
Black colours and is priced at 299 Euros (US$ 247 / Rs. 26,035 approx.) for the 6GB + 128GB version. It will be available from November 18th.

The HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Lite will be available in UK and European markets including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, as well as other markets like Egypt, the UAE, and South Africa.

Commenting on the launch, George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd. said:

HONOR’s market share reaching 16.2%1 in China this August fuels our confidence for its global success. Continuing the HONOR series’ legacy of integrating aesthetics and technology, the new HONOR 50 smartphone
boasts an array of impressive innovations across its camera, design and performance, by collaborating with our global industry-leading partners.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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