The HONOR 50 series is official and there are two variants to choose from – the HONOR 50, and HONOR 50 Pro.
The regular HONOR 50 comes with a 6.57-inch panel, while the HONOR 50 Pro packs a larger 6.72-inch screen – both offer a 120Hz refresh rate. On top of that, there’s DCI-P3 100% colour gamut.
The most noteworthy design feature is the large circular ‘ring’ camera bumps at the back – one module sits on top the other creating arguably one of the more eccentric camera bump designs to date.
Both phones are available in Midnight Black, Frost Crystal, Amber Red, and Emerald Green.
Both phones come with a 108MP main lens, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens, and, 2MP depth sensor.
For selfies, the HONOR 50 Pro comes with a dual front shooter system that consists of a 12MP lens, and a 12MP wide-angle video camera, and a 32MP main lens. HONOR touts the phone as a vlogging-centric device with features like the Wide-Angle Switching tech and Super Night Mode feature. The regular HONOR 50 only has the single 32MP selfie camera.
Other vlogging features come by way of the optimized voice recording feature that uses three microphones to improve audio pick-up.
Hardware and battery
Under the hood, both phones pack the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset along with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
For gaming, the phone makes use of a liquid-cooled vapor chamber, along with graphene material to help dissipate heat.
Powering the HONOR 50 is a 4,300mAh battery, and the HONOR 50 Pro a smaller 4,000mAh pack. The former supports 66W of fast charging, while the latter gets 100W of fast charging.
The most important news to come out from today’s launch is that fact that the phones will have access to Google Mobile Services after being sold by former parent company, Huawei. Both devices run on Magic UI 4.2.
Price and availability
The HONOR 50 Pro will be priced from RMB 3,699 (about RM2,380) while the regular HONOR 50 will start at RMB 2,699 (about RM1,738).
HONOR has confirmed that the phones will be available in Malaysia, however the date has not yet been confirmed. We’ll be sure to bring more updates down the line as more information comes.