From now on, it is no longer subject to the same restrictions as the former parent company , can again include Google apps on its phones. The company revealed that it can pre-install the apps on its , both of which go through Google’s security review process.
The company has “the ability to preinstall Google Mobile Services (” GMS “) on compatible devices, in accordance with Google’s licensing and governance models,” Honor said. . “Consumers will be able to experience Honor smartphones and tablets equipped with GMS. “
After Huawei was on the list of American entities in 2019, he was no longer able to on devices. This policy covered Honor devices until Last year. Google also had to Huawei to receive Android updates, which meant the phone maker had to switch to an open source version. Huawei has started rolling out an alternative operating system called .
Honor 50 devices are powered by Qualcomm . The Honor 50 and 50 Pro each have a 120Hz display, although the latter is slightly larger (6.72 inches instead of 6.57 inches).
The phones both have a quartet of rear cameras: a 108 MP main camera, an 8 MP wide-angle camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth camera. The Honor 50 has a 32MP front camera, while the Pro model uses both that and an ultra-wide 12MP.
The Honor 50 has a 4,300mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging. The 50 Pro’s battery has a capacity of just over 4,000mAh and you can charge it even faster, up to at 100 W. According to Honor, the latter can charge to 90% of its capacity in just 20 minutes.
The company will begin selling the devices in China later this month, along with a lower-cost Honor 50 SE, which starts at 2,399 yuan (around $ 375). The base Honor 50 costs 2,699 yuan (around $ 420) and the Honor 50 Pro starts at 3,699 yuan (around $ 580). Honor plans to release the devices in other markets later, including the UK, Mexico, France and Russia. It has not announced its intention to release the phones in the United States or Canada.
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