Honor 50 with Snapdragon 778G SoC, Google Mobile Services Announced: Price, Specifications

The Honor 50 features a 120Hz OLED display and a 108MP quad rear camera, and also comes with the Google Play Store preinstalled.


The Honor 50 smartphone has been officially announced, with its first sale now underway via preorders in Malaysia. The smartphone is one of the first from the Honor stable that features Google Mobile Services (GMS), which enables it to feature the Google Play Store as a preinstalled resource. The smartphone comes with a premium overall feature set, but as of now, it is unclear if the device will be launched in global markets as well.

Honor 50: price

The Honor 50 has been priced at RM 1,999 in Malaysia, or about Rs 36,000. As an introductory offer, customers who preoder the smartphone will also get the Honor Earbuds 2 Lite true wireless earbuds, along with a cover and an extended warranty offering from the company. It isn’t clear if the smartphone will launch in global markets such as India as well.

Key specifications

The Honor 50 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC, along with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The smartphone features a 6.57-inch OLED display with full HD+, 21:9 aspect ratio screen, which is curved at the two edges and also features a centrally aligned drill hole slot for the front camera. The latter uses a 32MP sensor, and is capable of hosting full HD video calls through it.

The rear camera of the smartphone features a 108MP main camera unit, alongside three additional modules — an 8MP unit, and two 2MP units along with the LED flash. The rear camera can unsurprisingly also support 4K video calls. The smartphone runs on Magic UI 4.2, and notably, features Google Mobile Services — which it was banned from offering when it was still a Huawei subsidiary. The smartphone measures 7.78mm in thickness, and weighs 175g.

The Honor 50 is powered by a 4,300mAh battery with 66W fast charging, and in terms of connectivity, offers Wi-Fi 6 alongside other standard offerings. It will be available in four colour variants — Honor Code, Midnight Black, Emerald Green and Frost Crystal.