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Rumor | Honor's 50-series smartphones make it onto Geekbench just ahead of their launch

An Honor 50 render. (Source: Weibo)
An Honor 50 render. (Source: Weibo)
Honor will launch its new 50-series smartphones on June 16, 2021, which means that some of its members seem to have just beaten this deadline to leak onto Geekbench 5. These new listings might prove that the OEM will introduce a Dimensity 900-powered SE variant alongside the vanilla and Pro Snapdragon 778G-based models.

Honor is expected to debut the Snapdragon 778G processor in its upcoming 50 and 50 Pro smartphones, which implies the potential for new and shiny mid-rangers that may compete with the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, OPPO K9 5G and perhaps even the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G. Now, with time left before their launch fast running out, 3 new devices apparently from Honor have surfaced on Geekbench 5.

2 of these, the NTH-AN00 and RNA-AN00, have also appeared on 3C ahead of their launch. Now, Geekbench also purports to confirm that both phones have Android 11, 8GB of RAM and the same unfamiliar, octa-core Qualcomm processor with a speed of 1.8GHz. 

Therefore, what we have here are most likely the Honor 50 and 50 Pro, possibly demonstrating that their new 778G SoC is capable of ~790 single-core scores and ~2800-3000 multi-core scores on the benchmark. These new leaks also suggest that Honor will indeed differentiate the two in other ways, such as their charging speeds: the 50 is projected to debut with 66W charging, with a step up to 100W in the Pro.

They are now accompanied by the lesser-spotted JLH-AN00 on the same benchmarking site. This device has similar specs to its possible 50-series siblings, although it has an ARM MT6877 platform in place of the new Qualcomm silicon. As the same SoC has also been detected for the OPPO PEQM00 - or Reno6 - on Geekbench, this points to the new MediaTek Dimensity 900 instead

Honor is rumored to introduce a 50 SE with this spec alongside the 50 and 50 Pro. This potentially most affordable new option is also said to have a 6.78-inch FHD+ LCD display, triple rear cameras with an up-to-100MP main sensor, a 4,000mAh battery and a power brick to match that of the 50. Therefore, it now looks like Honor has few surprises left to spring on us on June 16, 2021.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-15 (Update: 2021-06-15)