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The Snapdragon-powered HONOR 50 series gets a launch date

Expect a rather different colorway for at least one variant.

Published onJune 1, 2021

  • HONOR has revealed a June 16 launch date for the new HONOR 50 series.
  • A teaser video gives us a fleeting glimpse of the design.
  • The company will presumably show off a new HONOR Magic line as well.

HUAWEI sold off its HONOR brand last year as the heat from US sanctions became too much to bear, but it looks like the newly independent brand is back on its feet. The first proper phones as a result of this arrangement will be the HONOR 50 series, and we finally have a launch date.

HONOR confirmed on Weibo that the new series will be launching on June 16, while also posting a video that gives us a tantalizing glimpse at one of the phones. Check it out below.

The video gives us a look at part of the camera housing as well as the colorway. The color scheme looks particularly dazzling, consisting of blue with green flecks of some kind. So those looking for a departure from the usual black, gray, and rose gold colorways might want to keep an eye on this one.

The newly independent brand already said the HONOR 50 series will be powered by the new Snapdragon 778G processor, which should make for a significant improvement over the Snapdragon 765G SoC. HONOR also previously confirmed that it’ll launch a new HONOR Magic series featuring “the most premium Qualcomm chipset” — all but actually saying the Snapdragon 888 SoC. So we’re expecting to see this series at the launch event as well.

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