Honor 50 Specs, Price and Best Deals

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The release of the Honor 50 marks Honor stands as a company independent of its former parent company Huawei. Checking through the archives shows the Honor 50 is actually a successor to the Honor 30 as there isn’t any data on the Honor 40. This article takes you through the specs and price of this new device, in an attempt to help you make your purchase decision.

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Honor 50 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.57 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (~392 ppi)
  • Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Services (market/region dependent)
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card Support
  • 108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 32MP Front Camera
  • 5G Network
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • Fast Charging (66W Capacity)
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh Battery

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Design and Display

The Honor 50’s design is unarguably one of the most beautiful to have been brewed in the stables of Honor. However, this design isn’t peculiar as we have a reminiscent of the Xiaomi Poco F3.

Aside from being reminiscent of the Poco F3, this design is also seen on its more premium sibling the Honor 50 Pro.

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Making scrutiny of the rear, we discover a gradient design, which has pretty much become the par for the course for many smartphones in this category.

The star of this rear panel and probably the star of the whole design, are the two circles on the rear. These circles actually hold its rear cameras. The top circle holds just one camera, while the bottom holds triple cameras and an LED flash. Aside from the conspicuous camera module, there is also the Honor branding.

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Moving upfront, we have what appears to be a subtly curved 6.57 OLED display with a camera cut out in the top middle position. The highlights of this display include a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a density of approximately 392 PPI, and a 120hz refresh rate.

Enthusiasts that purchase this smartphone, will have a plethora of options as the Honor 50 comes in four colour options that include Frost Crystal, Amber Red, Emerald Green, and  Midnight Black.

The Cameras

The cameras on the Honor 50 are pretty much one of the most substantial on mid-range smartphones. The star of its camera hardware is in the rear, where we have a 108MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, in a similar fashion to what is seen on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Also on the rear, is an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 120˚ field of view. What’s more, we have a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth camera, both with an aperture of f/2.4.

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Moving on to the front setup, we have a single 32MP camera tucked into the punch hole in the display. This camera has an aperture of f/2.2.

Hardware and Software

Performance on the Honor 50 falls in the mid-range category which is geared by its Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor.

We also have the Andreno 642L GPU, storage, and RAM options that include 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, a non-removable 4300mAh Li-Po battery, and a 66W fast charging capacity.

On the software side, we have the Magic UI 4.2 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system. Please note that Google play services are only available in certain market regions.

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Connectivity

The Honor 50 features a USB Type-C port, low-energy Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Wifi / Hotspot. Please note that there isn’t a 3.5mm headphone jack here and as such private audio listening will be done via either Type-C headphones or wireless headphones.

Internet connectivity is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts will be able to Utilize 5G internet speeds in areas with 5G reception.

Honor 50 Price and Availability

The Honor 50 price starts around $420, which translates to about 172,620 in Naira, 45,276 KSH in Kenya, and 2,441 GHC in Ghana.

The Honor 50 was announced on June 16th, 2021, and is expected to go on sale on June 25th, 2021.

Honor 50 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Honor 50:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Services (market/region dependent)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm) (Octa-core 1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory: 128GB / 256GB
  • Colours: Frost Crystal, Amber Red, Emerald Green, Midnight Black
  • Dimension: 160 x 73.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.57-inch OLED, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, ~89.7% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 120Hz Refresh Rate, ~392 PPI
  • Screen Protection:
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: CDMA 800
  • 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: 1, 5, 8, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
  • Push Emails:
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No

Navigation

  • Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor:
  • Video Editor:
  • Document Viewer:
  • Document Editor:

Battery

  • Battery: Non-Removable 4300mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: 66W Fast Charging Capacity
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Honor 50 Specs, Price and Best Deals was written by Alexis Daudu. The article was last modified: June 26th, 2021

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