Honor recently got rid of Huawei and is in the process of launching another phone. The latest inside information suggests that this phone is the Honor 50 and that it will be launched in May. This comes from sources speaking to GSMArena who say that after the Honor View 40 is released in China, there will not be a global Honor 40 model as it normally would. Instead, it will be Honor 50.
GSMArena got their hands on some pictures of the phone too, and it looks like the Honor 50 is using large rear cameras, similar to the ones we saw rumored to be for the Huawei P50. That may not come as a surprise considering how recently the two companies split up.
What is not yet clear is whether the Honor 50 will come with support for Google Apps and with access to the Google Play Store. It’s an issue that Huawei is currently struggling with, and it was one of the reasons behind the split with Honor. Among the new leaked images is a sketch showing some sort of lens mount for the rear camera. It is possible that this is used to add extra functionality to the main snapper – possibly ultra-wide or optical zoom.
It was last April when the Honor 30 showed up. If the latest rumors are true, the Honor 50 will show up a little over a year later, skipping the Honor 40. We haven’t heard many rumors about the Honor 30, which is possibly further evidence that the device will never actually come out.
That said, we haven’t heard many Honor 50 rumors either – although that may be understandable as we weren’t expecting it until next year. Everything should be revealed when May rolls around.
Honor has traditionally focused on the cheaper segment of the smartphone market, and its devices usually impress when it comes to value for money. On the software side, the company hopes to be able to access Google’s apps again.