Honor just announced their plans to push the Magic UI 6 update on the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Lite smartphones. Both these models were introduced sometime last year for the global markets, with sales mostly focused on the European markets. According to the brand, the Honor 50 will be updated to Magic UI 6.0 in Q2 (April-June), while the Honor 50 Lite will get it in Q3 (July-September).
There is still no word on when the Honor 50 Pro and 50 SE models will be getting this update, but this should be cleared up soon. The Magic UI 6 is based on Android 12 and introduces a slew of features, including improvements to multitasking and privacy. Then there is the improved Honor Share, a setup that is similar to the Samsung Dex and supports display, keyboard, and mouse sharing between the phone and a laptop, plus easy file transfers between the two.
Honor 50 Specifications
The Honor 50 sports a 6.57-inch Full HD+ OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC and comes with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. On the optics front, the Honor 50 gets a quad-camera setup on the rear with the main 108MP sensor, along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP depth camera, and 2MP macro camera. The phone also gets a 32MP selfie shooter up front.
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The Honor 50 is powered by a rather small 4,300mAh battery that comes with support for 66W fast charging and is capable of topping up the phone in under 50 minutes.
Honor 50 Lite Specifications
The Honor 50 Lite packs a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel. The phone is also powered by the same SoC as the Honor 50 and gets up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. On the optics front, the Honor 50 Lite gets a quad-camera setup on the rear with the main 64MP sensor, along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor that takes care of selfies.
The phone runs on Android 11 with Magic UI 4 out of the box. The Honor 50 Lite also packs in a smaller 4,300mAh cell and comes with support for 66W fast charging.