The Honor 50 series will come with the Snapdragon 778G processor
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The ex-Huawei subsidiary Honor has now finally confirmed that the long-anticipated 50 series of new smartphones is coming soon. They have been projected to be outright Snapdragon 888-based flagships; however, the OEM is going a different way with these devices.
In fact, the Honor 50 (and also possibly 50 Pro) will go with the new 778G 5G processor instead, thereby converting the series in question into upper-mid-tier devices in 2021. This might not be so much of a surprise, given the route Google has recently taken with the Pixel 5.
Then again, Honor declined to even hint at further specs (currently rumored to include 120Hz screens and large, high-end image sensors) for its upcoming phones during its latest press conference, preferring to focus on its new relationship with Qualcomm, which is obviously required in lieu of the Kirin silicon in the 50's predecessors.
In slightly less predictable news, Honor also indicated the existence of the Magic series' first-ever smartphone. It is now slated to be the OEM's 888 vehicle for 2021, and to launch in June or July of this year.