The Honor 50 and 50 Lite smartphones have been launched globally, closely following their recent launch in Malaysia. Among other factors, one of the key aspects of the new smartphones is the presence of Google Mobile Services, which also includes the Google Play Store. This makes the Honor 50 and 50 Lite among the first phones from Honor to offer Google services in recent times. The latter was banned from Honor phones following Huawei’s ban, but Huawei has since sold its sub-brand – which now operates independently.
Honor 50, 50 Lite: prices and availability
The Honor 50 was spear in world markets in two variants – with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage at 529 EUR (around 46,000) and with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage at 599 EUR (around 52,000 Rs). It will be available for pre-order until November 3, and sales will begin on November 4. First-time buyers will also receive the genuine Honor Earbuds 2 Lite wireless earbuds with the smartphone for free. The 50 Lite, meanwhile, has only one variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which costs 299 euros (around Rs 26,000). Sales of this smartphone begin on November 18.
Starting with the Honor 50, the smartphone integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC, as well as up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The device has a 6.57-inch Full HD + OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sample rate. It houses a quad rear camera setup with 108MP main, 8MP ultra- wide and two 2MP units for depth assist and macro shots. On the front, a piercing slot includes a 32MP camera for selfies and video calls. The smartphone is powered by MagicUI 4.2 based on Android 11, and also has a 4300mAh battery with 66W fast charging. The device is 7.8mm thick and weighs 175g.
The Honor 50 Lite, meanwhile, likely runs on the Snapdragon 662 SoC, with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Unlike its more expensive brethren, the 50 Lite is a 4G (not 5G) phone. It has a 6.67 inch Full HD + LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate and a drill slot on which a 16 MP front camera sits. On the back, the quad-camera setup has a similar setup, but replaces the 108MP unit with a 64MP unit here. Other features such as the in-display fingerprint sensor, as well as the battery specifications, remain the same as the Honor 50.
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