After a month of teasers and leaks, Honor has finally released the Honor 50 series including the Honor 50, the Honor 50 Pro, and the Honor 50 SE. These also mark the company’s first phones to feature GMS support in over a year.

Design and Display

Honor 50 Series Launched with 120Hz Display, 108MP Cameras, and Google Services

The Honor 50 is the smaller phone in the series with a 6.57-inch AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 10-bit colors. The touch sampling rate can go up to 300Hz and there is just a single punch-hole selfie camera.

Honor 50 Series Launched with 120Hz Display, 108MP Cameras, and Google Services

The Honor 50 Pro has a slightly bigger 6.72-inch panel, but the rest of the specifications are the same. It also has a dual selfie camera setup instead.

Internals and Storage

These are the first phones to feature the Snapdragon 778 SoC, which comes close to the SD780 in terms of performance. This is paired with 8 to 12GB RAM and 128 to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is no memory card slot for storage expansion.

The phone will boot Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2 on top. It will also support Google apps and services.

Cameras

The Honor 50 and 50 Pro have identical camera setups including a massive 108MP lens at the top alongside 3 additional sensors just below. These three sensors include an 8MP ultrawide module and a duo of 2MP cameras for macro and depth sensing. Honor has included a special vlog mode to let you record videos from front and back cameras at the same time.

The dual selfie camera setup on the Pro model includes a 32MP primary lens and a 12MP ultrawide unit, whereas the base Honor 50 has a single 32MP unit.

Battery and Pricing

The base model has a slightly bigger 4,300 mAh battery, but it’s limited to 66W fast charging. The Pro variant dials up the fast charging to a whopping 100W but has a slightly smaller 4,000 mAh cell.

The Honor 50 and 50 Pro will be available for $422 and $578 in China, but prices could slightly differ in the international market.

Honor 50 SE

Honor 50 Series Launched with 120Hz Display, 108MP Cameras, and Google Services

The only notable change in the cheaper SE model is the SoC. It features the Dimensity 900 SoC instead, but the rest of the specifications are mostly the same. Smaller differences include an LCD panel instead of AMOLED and a 16MP selfie camera instead of 32MP.

It will cost about $375 in China.

Specifications

 Honor 50  Honor 50 Pro Honor 50 SE
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G
CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver) Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 642L Adreno 642L Mali-G78 MC4
OS Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Services Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Services Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Services
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Display 6.57″ OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors 6.72″ OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors 6.78″ IPS LCD, 1080 x 2388 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors
RAM 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB
Card Slot No No No
Main Camera 108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Front Camera 16MP 32MP main + 12MP ultrawide 16MP
Fingerprint Sensor Under-display Under-display Under-display
Colors Frost Crystal, Amber Red, Emerald Green, Midnight Black Frost Crystal, Amber Red, Emerald Green, Midnight Black Frost Crystal, Amber Red, Emerald Green, Midnight Black
Battery
4300 mAh, 66W fast charging 4000 mAh, 100W fast charging 4000 mAh, 66W fast charging
Price
$422 $578 $375