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Honor officially returns to mobile telephony. The former brand of Huawei announces the arrival on the French market of the Honor 50 and the Honor 50 Lite. Deprived of its “Pro” version, the Honor 50 will therefore serve as a standard bearer at the end of the year. Mid-range premium model with Snapdragon 778G and 108 megapixel photo sensor, it will be sold from 549 euros.

Two and a half years ago, Huawei, Honor’s parent company, was the subject of a US embargo. It was then impossible for him to use American technology, software or hardware. Obviously, all the subsidiaries, including Honor, were housed in the same boat. Like Huawei, Honor attempted in 2020 to launch a smartphone without Google services. But, despite its qualities and its aggressive price, the initiative was not crowned with success. And Honor did not reiterate.

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Since then, the subsidiary has gained its independence. Thus, Honor is no longer subject to the American embargo which still affects Huawei. And the brand wants to find its audience. She therefore returns with several smartphones. And she’s coming back with Google services. This comeback started this summer when the Honor 50 and 50 Pro were presented in China. And the brand has been organizing an international deployment, including in France. Today, Honor confirms the arrival of the Honor 50 in France, but not the Honor 50 Pro, unfortunately. He will be accompanied by Honor 50 Lite which we will discuss in the second part of this article.

The Honor 50 arrives in France from 549 euros

Honor is therefore back. On the one hand, on the shelves, but also on its original market segment: the mid-range with a strong emphasis on value for money. A segment where Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo excel today (see no link with Huawei’s misadventures, no!). The price of the Honor 50 in France is set at 549 euros in version 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and 599 euros in version 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

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To motivate buyers, Honor decrease of 100 euros the price of the phone during the pre-order period which starts tomorrow and lasts a week. The brand also offers a pair of TWS headphones worth 100 euros for any pre-order. This is motivation! The Honor 50 will be available from November 4th.

honor 50 launch france

Let’s do a little reminder of the technical sheet of the Honor 50. Screen YOU ARE curved from 6.57 inch, with definition Full HD+ (resolution of 392 pixels per inch) and adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. The sampling frequency is 300 Hz. The SoC is a Snapdragon 778 by Qualcomm. The battery has a capacity of 4300 mAh. It is compatible with fast charging 66 watts. On the photo side, there is a quadruple photo sensor 108 + 8 + 2 + 2 megapixels (without optical zoom, without stabilizer). At the front is a selfie sensor 32 megapixels located in a punch. Android 11 with interface Magic UI 4.2 and Google services included of course.

Honor 50 Lite: an entry-level 5G launched at 299 euros

The Honor 50 will therefore be accompanied by the Honor 50 Lite, a less ambitious mid-range smartphone. It is equipped with a Full HD + LCD screen of 6.67 inch, of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (5G compatible) from MediaTek, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 4300 mAh fast charge compatible 66 watts also.

honor 50 launch france

On the photo side, you will find a sensor 64 megapixels (lens opening at f / 1.9) accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and two 2-megapixel sensors for macros and depth calculation for portrait mode. The selfie sensor displays a definition of 16 megapixels. Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11 is in control. It will be offered to 299 euros. There will only be one version, but there will be two colors (black and blue). Its launch will take place on November 18.

honor 50 launch france

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