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The Honor 50 5G Google-supported phone is now available globally

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(Image credit: Honor)

Chinese technology brand, Honor, has announced the Honor 50 5G, with an early November release date, will be available in more than 40 countries worldwide. This is Honor’s first Western launch since splitting from Huawei last year and if the phone already sounds familiar, it’s because it was successfully launched in the Chinese market back in June. In addition to coming with Google Mobile Services, standout features include the ability to record from the front and rear cameras at the same time – the phone is squarely aimed at the fashionable vlogger market. 

“An array of impressive innovations across its camera, design and performance.”

George Zhao, Honor Device Co, Ltd.

“Honor’s market share reaching 16.2% in China this August fuels our confidence for its global success.” said George Zhao, CEO of Honor Device Co, Ltd. “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,” Zhao continued. 

A 5G phone for vloggers

As well as 5G speed, vloggers will surely be delighted with the Honor 50’s credentials. It comes equipped with a 32MP front camera with a 90 degree viewing angle, and the quad rear camera set-up comes with a 108MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera, which allows for clarity and detail, even at night. 

Better still, the Honor 50 gives users the opportunity to change between cameras with six multi-video shooting modes that use the front and rear cameras at the same time – pro-level features in a mid-range smartphone. Other features include capturing photos from videos, pre-set video story templates and a beauty mode. Additionally, the new phone allows wireless headsets connected via Bluetooth to be used as wireless microphones during video capture. 

Honor 50 specs 

The Honor 50 is the first smartphone from the former Huawei sub-brand to feature Qualcomm’s SnapdragonTM 778G Mobile Platform and it is equipped with Google Mobile Services, too. It comes with a 6.57-inch 75o curved OLED screen that supports a full high-definition resolution of 2340x1080. A screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz, combined with 5G capability, promises high screen response speeds for great video and gaming experiences.

Thanks to the 4,300mAh8 battery, the phone can easily support a full day of uninterrupted use and the included charger enables the battery to be juiced up to 70% within just 20 minutes.

Honor 50 design

The phone sports a cool dual ring camera design made up of two concentric circles on the back, which Honor says pays homage to the classic twin lens reflex camera. It 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 phone is tilted against the light at different angles, it glitters and shimmers, which should go down well with its fashionable target market. Colour options include Frost Crystal, which the company says is “is inspired by snow crystals and creates a dreamy diamond-like finish”, Honor Code which features the company logo across the back cover, as well as Emerald Green and Midnight Black. 

Honor 50 pricing 

The model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost €529 (around $615) and the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost €599 (around $695).

Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 17 years experience in the publishing industry. Since launching www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and working for some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. A regular contributor at 5Gradar, Rachael is following the 5G market closely. Find out more at www.rachaelsharpe.com