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Rumor | The Honor 50 Lite is coming to Europe for just under US$350

The "50 Lite": suspiciously familar? (Source: WinFuture)
The "50 Lite": suspiciously familar? (Source: WinFuture)
The Honor 50 is a premium mid-range smartphone said to launch in Europe soon. Now, its maker is rumored to be preparing a 50 Lite to go along with it. It is said to have the exact same specs and looks as a device from Honor's former parent company Huawei - however, one version might have some crucial advantages over the other.

Huawei is now slated to try and get back into the European smartphone market in late 2021 with a launch for the Nova 9 series. Now, the OEM is also projected to introduce the Nova 8i, a more affordable handset with what could be called traditional styling, on the same date. However, it is possible Honor is coming with a spanner to throw into these works.

According to the mobile device leaks blog WinFuture, it is called the 50 Lite and has the exact same specs as the 8i. This includes its Mate-esque camera hump, and may be finished in either black or electric blue. However, the "Honor version" of this phone is tipped to come to Europe with Google Mobile Services, an option firmly closed to Huawei.

The reportedly upcoming European-market Nova units are slated to have a HarmonyOS UI with Huawei's own Mobile Services (as it is unable to license the more ubiquitous solution for Android from Google) instead.

Furthermore, Honor is now believed to start the 50 Lite at €300 (~US$348), whereas Huawei apparently intends to charge at least €350 (~$406) for the purportedly identical 8i. It will be interesting to see which fares better should these rumors prove true.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-17 (Update: 2021-10-18)