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Honor 50 launches outside China from €529 in four colours and with Google Mobile Services

The Honor 50 will ship in four colours from next month. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor 50 will ship in four colours from next month. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor 50 has landed in Europe and with Google Mobile Services onboard. The handset features a Snapdragon 778G SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and has a 120 Hz OLED display. The smartphone includes a 108 MP camera too and starts at €529.

The Honor has finally brought the Honor 50 to Europe in two configurations. Both models are available in Midnight Black, as shown below. However, Honor also offers the entry-level model in Emerald Green and HONOR Code. By contrast, the 8 GB/256 GB version comes in one other colour option, Frost Crystal. Incidentally, Honor was expected to launch the entry-level model for €499, €30 cheaper than the device's launch price.

Regardless, the Honor 50 is the company's first smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services (GMS) since Huawei sold Honor. Hence, the Honor 50 will arrive pre-loaded with the Play Store and Play Services, meaning it will function like any other Android smartphone. The Honor runs Magic UI 4.2, for reference, a version of Android 11.

Although the Honor 50 is significantly more expensive in the Eurozone than it is in China, it is still relatively good value for money. Honor has equipped it with a 6.57-inch, 120 Hz and OLED display, along with a 108 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and dual 2 MP sensors. Additionally, the Honor 50 has a 32 MP selfie camera that sits beneath its 1080p display.

At the heart of the Honor 50 lies a 4,300 mAh battery that it can recharge at up to 66 W. Supposedly, the device can reach 70% charge within 20 minutes, which is impressively fast. The 4,300 mAh battery powers a Snapdragon 778G, an SoC that combines four ARM Cortex-A78 cores with four power-efficient Cortex-A55 ones and features an Adreno 642L GPU.

While the company's website does not provide any details on availability or price yet, it has confirmed that the smartphone will begin shipping on November 12. The handset starts at €529 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage but rises to €599 for 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Honor 50 - HONOR Code. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - HONOR Code. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Midnight Black. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Emerald Green. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Emerald Green. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Frost Crystal. (Image source: Honor)
Honor 50 - Frost Crystal. (Image source: Honor)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-26 (Update: 2021-10-26)