Google Mobile Services is Coming Back to HONOR 50 Series

by Duey Guison  May 24, 2021

With HONOR now running as a brand independent from Huawei, this means it can do things that Huawei cannot do—one of which includes having Google Mobile Services on its phones. While this has been a rumor for quite some time, the Twitter of HONOR Germany did confirm that Google Mobile Services is coming back with the HONOR 50 series.

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If that is not enough for HONOR to win back its audience, it even confirmed that the HONOR 50 will be powered by a Snapdragon 778G processor—proof that its partnership with Qualcomm is definitely bearing fruit.

The Snapdragon 778G is almost identical to the Snapdragon 780G save for the manufacturing process: the former uses TSMC’s 6nm process while the latter uses Samsung’s 5nm EUV process.

Aside from Google Mobile Services coming back to the HONOR 50 series, along with Qualcomm processors, HONOR’s upcoming premium phone line is set to be a competitive offering.

Rumored to be accompanied by a Pro and Pro+ variant, the HONOR 50 series is said to have a camera module with a dual-ring design that houses a 50-megapixel main camera, 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The display is rumored to be a 6.79-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED panel with a 120hz refresh rate. It will reportedly sport a pill-shaped punch-hole to house two selfie snappers: a 32-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.

As for charging speeds, both the vanilla and Pro variant received certifications for 66w and 100w charging respectively. For battery capacity, the vanilla model is said to have a 4400mAh cell, so charging speeds should be at around 40 minutes from flat to 100%.

The HONOR 50 series is expected to debut this June, and with these new bits of info, it seems that HONOR is getting back lost ground—which should be enough to win back its audience.

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