Honor is no longer subject to the same restrictions as its previous parent company Huawei, so you can now get Google apps back to your phone. The company announced that the app can be pre-installed on the new Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro. Both have gone through Google’s security assessment process. Companies may preinstall Google Mobile Services (“GMS”) on supported devices under the Google licensing and governance model.
After Huawei was included in the US Entity List in 2019, it was no longer be able to include Google applications and services on its devices. The policy covered Honor equipment as well, until Huawei sold the brand last year. Google also had to prevent Huawei from receiving Android updates, which means that mobile phone manufacturers required to switch to the open source version. Huawei has already begun to introduce an alternative operating system called Hongmeng Operating System.
The Honor 50 device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. The Honor 50 and 50 Pro have 120Hz screens each, but the latter is slightly larger (6.72 inches instead of 6.57 inches). Both phones have 4 rear cameras (108MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera, 2MP depth camera). The Honor 50 has a 32MP front camera, while the Pro model has a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera.
The Honor 50 is equipped with a 4,300 mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging. The 50 Pro has a slightly higher battery capacity of 4,000 mAh, and the charging speed is faster, up to 100 W. According to Honor, the latter can be charged to 90% capacity in 20 minutes. The company will begin selling these devices in China later this month, as well as the low-cost Honor 50 SE priced at 2,399 yuan (approximately US$375). ). The base price of the Honor 50 is 2699 yuan (approximately US$420), and the starting price of the Honor 50 Pro is 3699 yuan (approximately US$580). Honor plans to introduce these devices to other markets later, including the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, and Russia. It has not announced plans to launch this phone in the United States or Canada.
After Huawei announced the upcoming deal last week, it announced the sale of the low-cost Honor brand. The announcement that Huawei produces more than 70 million devices a year explains why it sold off Honor suppliers and distributors in order to survive despite sanctions such as Huawei and the United States blocked access to chip suppliers and American companies such as Google.
Huawei currently states that it “has no stake in the new voluntary company and is not involved in executive activities or decision-making,” but it is unclear if this is sufficient to restore their business relationship.
The financial details of the rumored sale of approximately US$15 billion were not mentioned, but Honor is being acquired by Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd., which the Associated Press calls a “technological company owned by the southern government”. Shenzhen. “There is the headquarters of Huawei, and there are many glory retailers.