Besides launching the Honor 50 smartphone, Honor had also introduced another mid-range model in the global market dubbed as the Honor 50 Lite which will be coming with Google Mobile Services (GMS) out of the box.
Although earlier speculations pointed out that the device is likely to arrive as a rebranded Honor 50 SE smartphone that was launched in the Chinese market, but it ended up as a rebranded model of the recently announced Huawei Nova 8i instead.
The Honor 50 Lite builds around a 6.67” IPS LCD display upfront that offers a FHD+ screen resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, as well as a 16 megapixels front-facing camera housed within a pill-shaped cutout situated around the upper-left corner of the screen.
On the rear side of the phone, it sports a circular camera island which kind of reminds us of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone that was launched two years back. These cameras include a 64 megapixels wide camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide unit, as well as a pair of 2 megapixels sensors for macro and depth sensing.
Interestingly, Honor didn’t actually reveal any details pertaining to it’s underlying chipset. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether it’ll be touting the same Snapdragon 662 chipset that was found in the Huawei Nova 8i. Anyway, it did revealed that the phone will be available in 6GB/ 8GB RAM options which will be coupled with 128GB built-in storage.
To keep it’s lights on, the Honor 50 Lite draws power from a respectable 4,300mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support. The device will be shipped with Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11 that’s pre-installed with GMS.
In the European market, the Honor 50 Lite is launched with a starting price of 299 EUR (US$347), and will be available in three different colorways including Deep Sea Blue, Space Silver and Midnight Black.