Since the smartphone manufacturer Honor became an independent manufacturer, we are eagerly awaiting news about the upcoming Honor 50 series. After separating from Huawei in November 2020 and being acquired by Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, the brand is preparing to cause a sensation in the smartphone industry. It’s already made an impression with the V40 this year, but it’s the upcoming Honor 50 series that gets everyone talking.
Specific details about the new series are hard to come by and some speculation and guesswork has been circulating on the forums. However, Honor teased us recently with a short video, and most importantly, the company announced a real reveal date.
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Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro: release date and price
The first half of this question does not require speculation. The Honor 50 is slated to be officially unveiled on June 16 at a special unveiling event in Shanghai. But that’s just the revelation. When it will arrive in stores is still up for debate. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.
The same goes for the price. However, since Honor has always positioned itself as a budget-friendly brand, don’t expect an astronomical price tag.
Below you can see the teaser published by Honor on your profile on the Chinese social network Weibo:
So far we can only orientate ourselves by the pictures that are making the rounds in the rumor mills and by putting together clues from the teaser video that Honor published on Weibo. We’ll have to wait to understand which model we’re looking at since it has been reported that the Honor 50 will be available in three flavors: Honor 50, Honor 50 SE and Honor 50 Pro.
According to the leaked images, the Honor 50 series will have an elegant appearance and thin thickness. What stands out, however, is the similarity with the design of the new Huawei P50 series, which was confirmed this week: the ring-shaped camera module. The top ring appears to have a single sensor for the main camera, with a periscope zoom lens on the second ring. Coincidence? I do not think so…
According to Leaks, the Honor 50 series will be available in three color options: yellow, blue and purple. However, the leaks do not indicate whether these options apply to all models in the series. Some pictures have surfaced claiming to show the phone in its entirety. If you believe them, then the Honor branding is quite subtle and reserved.
Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro: specifications
According to leaked information on the Honor 50 Pro, the specs are pretty impressive. However, for the time being, take these with caution as nothing official has been released.
The current world on the road is that the Pro variant offers a 6.79-inch QHD + 120 Hz AMOLED screen, 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage and a 4,400 mAh battery, which is compatible with both 66 W wired and 50 W wireless charging.
The cameras are claimed to be a dual camera arrangement on the front, with 32MP and 8MP options, with a 50MP primary camera on the rear, accompanied by a 13MP ultrawide, 8MP telephoto and 3D ToF camera.
But let’s end on something we know for sure. The Honor 50 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. This information comes straight from HonorSo there is no arguing about that. However, some enthusiasts have speculated that the Honor 50 Pro model will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset instead.
The closer the Honor 50 series release date gets, the more often leaks should show up. So in the coming weeks, be sure to read this article for new information on what to expect from this new Honor moment.
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