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HONOR 50 Series confirmed to come to Malaysia with GMS in tow

by Vyncent ChanJune 18, 2021
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After much teasing, HONOR launched the HONOR 50 series in China and has also announced that it will be coming to more global markets, including Malaysia. Unlike previous HONOR flagships, the HONOR 50 series will pack Qualcomm chipsets and Google Mobile Services too.

HONOR 50 Pro camera

HONOR will apparently be focusing on vlogging with the HONOR 50 series, with a 1/1.52″ primary 108MP sensor, that should be the Samsung ISOCELL HM2. It’s slightly smaller than the 108MP sensors that you find in other flagships, but it does offer nona-binning that should produce some impressive 12MP shots by combining nine adjacent pixels into one.

This will be paired up with a 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. For all their talk about vlogging though, there doesn’t seem to be optical image stabilization (OIS) on the HONOR 50 lineup. If that sounds quite mid-range-ish, that’s probably because it is quite similar to the camera setup in the Redmi Note 10 Pro.

The same rear camera setup will be applied across the HONOR 50 series, with the only exception being the 2MP depth sensor being dropped from the mid-range HONOR 50 SE. Meanwhile the selfie cameras are the main differentiator in terms of imaging capabilities between the members of the HONOR 50 series. The HONOR 50 Pro gets a dual-seflie camera setup with a 12MP camera for a wider field-of-view in videos and a 32MP main selfie camera for sharper details. The HONOR 50 loses the 12MP camera, while the HONOR 50 SE on the other hand gets a 16MP selfie shooter embedded in the center of its display.

HONOR 50 Pro display

Speaking of which, the entire HONOR 50 series will tout 120Hz displays, with curved 10-bit OLED panels for the HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Pro. The HONOR 50 Pro gets a 6.72″ FHD+ panel, the HONOR 50 a smaller 6.57″ FHD+ one, while the HONOR 50 SE loses the curved display and settles for a 6.78″ flat LCD panel.

HONOR 50 Pro vapor chamber

Chipsets are also different across the lineup. The HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Pro debut as the first devices to tout the new Snapdragon 778G chipset, while the HONOR 50 SE comes with the equally recent Dimensity 900. HONOR will also be baking in GPU Turbo X on the HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Pro, to further improve gaming performance, but it seems that the HONOR 50 SE will be missing out on that. The HONOR 50 Pro also seems to have an improved cooling system over the others. You can view the full differences in specifications in the table below.

HONOR 50 Series Specs and Pricing

HONOR 50 Pro HONOR 50 HONOR 50 SE
Chipset Snapdragon 778G (4 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.4GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz)
Adreno 642L
6nm
Snapdragon 778G (4 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.4GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz)
Adreno 642L
6nm
Dimensity 900 (4 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.4GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz)
Mali G68MC4
6nm
Memory Up to 12GB RAM Up to 12GB RAM 8GB RAM
Storage Up to 256GB
Display 6.72″ FHD+ OLED display, 10-bit color, DCI-P3 gamut 6.57″ FHD+ OLED display, 10-bit color, DCI-P3 gamut 6.78″ FHD+ IPS diplay, 8-bit color, DCI-P3 gamut
Rear cameras 108MP f/1.9 main camera
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
2MP f/2.4 macro camera
2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
108MP f/1.9 main camera
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
2MP f/2.4 macro camera
2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
108MP f/1.9 main camera
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
2MP f/2.4 macro camera
Selfie cameras 32MP f/2.2
12MP f/2.4 video camera
32MP f/2.2 16MP f/2.2
Battery 4000mAh
100W fast charging
4300mAh
66W fast charging
4000mAh
66W fast charging
Pricing From 3699 CNY (~RM2377) From 2699 CNY (~RM1734) From 2399 CNY (~RM1542)

The HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Pro are available in the same premium finishes that includes a sparkly Snow Crystal option, while the HONOR 50 SE comes in decidedly more mainstream shades of blue, white and black. We aren’t sure which of the HONOR 50 devices will be available in Malaysia yet, but stay tuned for more updates!

Pokdepinion: I wonder how will the HONOR 50 series be priced in Malaysia?

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.