Honor has finally unveiled the Honor 50 series in China. It is the company’s first flagship offering after cutting ties with Huawei last year. Here, we will be discussing the key specifications and features of the Honor 50 Series (Honor 50, 50 SE, and 50 Pro), including their expected price in Nepal.
Honor 50, Honor 50 Pro Overview:
Display and Design
Honor 50 5G features a 6.57-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with a center-aligned camera cutout. The 50 Pro 5G, on the other hand, has a slightly larger 6.72-inch AMOLED screen. Apart from the bigger display, the Pro model has a pill-shaped camera cutout that differentiates it from the standard Honor 50.
The rest of the display properties are uniform over the two phones. With the 10-bit color depth, the Honor 50 and 50 Pro can produce over a billion colors. Likewise, the duo supports a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate and is HDR certified.
At the back, the two phones feature a two-tier camera module. Two circular rings protrude on top of a pill-shaped base. The upper ring encloses the primary sensor, whereas the rest of the camera setup is inside the lower ring.
Performance and Software
Running the show underneath is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset. To note, Honor 50 and 50 Pro are the first devices to launch with the chipset. About 778G, it is a toned-down version of the Snapdragon 780G. It is built on top of TSMC’s 6nm node instead of Samsung’s 5nm.
In other news, Honor’s decision to cut ties off with Huawei has finally paid off. The company has confirmed that its phones and tablets will ship with Google Mobile Services (GMS) for the global market. However, it is not clear if it will be pushing GMS to older smartphones. Honor also confirmed that the 50 series is arriving to 40 different markets although their exact availability hasn’t been disclosed yet.
The quad-camera setup at the back has 108MP ISOCELL HM2 as the primary camera. This 1/1.52-inch sensor captures 12MP photos using the non-binning technique by default. The rest of the setup is underwhelming for an upper mid-range phone. Here, Honor has included an 8MP ultrawide camera and two auxiliary sensors of 2MP each.
For selfies, there is a 32MP camera upfront. In the Pro model, it is accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide camera as well.
Rest of the specs
Moving on, the 4,300mAh battery on the standard model is bigger than the 4,000mAh cell on the Pro model. However, the Pro variant has faster 100W charging to compensate for the smaller battery. On the other hand, the standard model charges at 66W.
Honor 50, 50 Pro 5G Specifications:
- Honor 50: 6.57 ″ FHD OLED
- Honor 50 Pro: 6.72 ″ FHD OLED
- Display Properties: 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, HDR
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (6nm)
- Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage
- Software: Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11
- Rear Camera: Quad (108MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth)
- Front Camera:
- Honor 50: 32MP
- Honor 50 Pro: Dual (32MP primary + 12MP ultrawide)
- Battery: 4300mAh/66W (Honor 50), 4000mAh/100W (Honor 50 Pro)
Honor 50 SE Overview:
Moving on, the Honor 50 SE has a 6.78-inch FHD display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. But unlike its more expensive siblings, it makes use of an LCD panel. In addition, the touch sampling rate is capped at 240Hz.
Inside, the device is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G processor. Thus, the phone supports dual-5G standby. The phone can switch between two SIMs for uninterrupted 5G experience.
If not for the absence of the depth sensor, it would have the same camera setup as the Honor 50 and 50 Pro. Under the hood, it packs a decent 4000mAh battery that juices up via a 66W fast charger. It can fill the device up to 72% in just 20 minutes.
Honor 50 SE 5G Specifications:
- Display: 6.78-inch LTPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
- Resolution: FHD (2388 x 1080), 387 PPI
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G (6nm)
- Memory: 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage
- Software: Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11
- Rear Camera: Triple (108MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro)
- Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.2
- Battery: 4000mAh, 66W charging
Honor 50, 50 SE, 50 Pro Price in Nepal
The starting price of Honor 50, 50 Pro, and 50 SE is CNY 2,699 Yuan, CNY 3,699 Yuan, and CNY 2,399, respectively. Honor 50, 50 Pro will sell starting June 25 whereas the I KNOW will be available from July 2.
We expect the price of Honor 50, 50 SE, and 50 Pro in Nepal to start at NPR 55,000, NPR 50,000, and NPR 73,000, respectively, if and when they launch here.
|Honor 50 series||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Honor 50 SE||8/128GB||2,399 Yuan||NPR 50,000|
|8/256GB||2,699 Yuan||NPR 55,000|
|Honor 50||8/128GB||2,699 Yuan||NPR 55,000|
|8/256GB||2,999 Yuan||NPR 60,000|
|12/256GB||3,399 Yuan||NPR 67,000|
|Honor 50 Pro||8/256GB||3,699 Yuan||NPR 73,000|
|12/256GB||3,999 Yuan||NPR 78,000|
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