Honor 50 Pro price and specs via Revu Philippines

Just-launched Honor 50 series brings Google back to brand

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Honor, following its separation from Huawei, has debuted its flagship Honor 50 series with three new smartphones in tow, namely the Honor 50 Pro, Honor 50, and the lower-end Honor 50 SE.

(Update, July 13: There’s a global press conference on August 12! Could this series and the Honor Magic 3 be introduced there? Details here.)

The latest devices from the now-independent company are powered by Qualcomm’s 5G-enabled Snapdragon 778G — the first on the market backed by the said chipset — and the MediaTek Dimensity 900 for the more affordable entry in the bunch.

Perhaps more importantly, the Honor 50 phones will ship with support for Google Mobile Services out of the box. It’ll be the first time in over a year that an Honor device will have the luxury of installing Google apps like the Play Store, Gmail, and many others, without the complications of a virtual environment. All three devices run Honor’s Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11.

Honor has confirmed that the Honor 50 Pro and Honor 50 will launch internationally in over 40 regions at a later, yet-unspecified date. In China, the Pro version and standard model start at ¥2,699 (around P20,342 or $420) and ¥3,699 (P27,879 or $576), respectively. Preorders begin June 25. Meanwhile, the base Honor 50 SE has a local suggested retail price of ¥2,399 (P18,081 or $374) and will be available from July 2. See the complete list of prices below:

  • Honor 50 Pro
    • 12GB + 256GB: ¥3,999 (P30,099 or $622)
    • 8GB + 256GB: ¥3,699 (P27,879 or $576)
  • Honor 50
    • 12GB + 256GB: ¥3,399 (P25,559 or $529)
    • 8GB + 256GB: ¥2,999 (P22,551 or $466)
    • 8GB + 128GB: ¥2,699 (P20,342 or $420)
  • Honor 50 SE
    • 8GB + 256GB: ¥2,699 (P20,297 or $420)
    • 12GB + 256GB: ¥2,399 (P18,081 or $374)
Honor 50 Pro and Honor 50 price and specs via Revu Philippines
Honor 50 Pro and Honor 50

Honor 50 Pro and Honor 50

Both devices share the same overall design with a curved AMOLED screen operating at 120Hz and two big circular camera modules on the rear, headlined by a 108-megapixel main sensor. They’re also powered by a Snapdragon 778G chip, which is essentially a slightly toned-down sibling of the Snapdragon 780G. The major difference between the two lies in the manufacturing node; the 778G is built on TSMC’s 6nm node instead of the 5nm Samsung process used to produce the 780G.

Compared with the previous generation, the Snapdragon 778G’s performance and graphics-rendering speed are improved by up to 45%. Additionally, Honor’s GPU Turbo X and Link Turbo technologies have been adopted by the Snapdragon SoC.

The Honor 50 Pro features a larger 6.72-inch display with a pill-shaped cutout for a 32-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel one with an ultra-wide lens. The regular Honor 50 has a single punch hole located at the top center of the panel. Its selfie camera is also 32 megapixels.

Interestingly, the Honor 50 Pro is equipped with a smaller 4,000mAh battery, but charges up to 100 watts and can go from zero to full in just 25 minutes, according to Honor. The 4,300mAh cell in the Honor 50 supports 66-watt charging, and that’s still great by modern standards.

Honor 50 Pro specs

  • 6.72-inch curved AMOLED display, 2,676 x 1,236 resolution (19.5:9) 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor with 5G
  • Adreno 642LGPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Quad 108-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (depth), 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide) front cameras
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 100-watt fast charging
  • Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11

Honor 50 specs

  • 6.57-inch curved AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9) 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor with 5G
  • Adreno 642LGPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Quad 108-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (depth), 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (under-display)
  • 4,300mAh battery with 66-watt fast charging
  • Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11
Honor 50 SE price and specs via Revu Philippines
Honor 50 SE

Honor 50 SE

Surprisingly, the biggest smartphone of the trio is the Honor 50 SE, which packs a 6.78-inch LCD display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also got a 108-megapixel primary camera, as well as a 5G-capable chipset courtesy of MediaTek’s Dimensity 900, the same SoC in the recently announced OPPO Reno 6. Its 4,000mAh battery supports 66-watt charging, too.

Besides the MediaTek chipset and switch to an LCD panel, the Honor 50 SE drops the dedicated depth sensor of its stablemates and includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera instead of a 32-megapixel one.

Honor 50 SE specs

  • 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display, 2,388 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9) 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G processor with 5G
  • Mali-G78 MC4
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Triple 108-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 66-watt fast charging
  • Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.