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It’s not news that Huawei and Google have been at loggerheads in recent history, culminating in a messy divorce. But Honor has now been sold and is standing alone. A batch of freshly baked smartphones is a great way to begin the rekindled relationship. Honor has announced the global rollout of the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Lite – both of which will run Android 11 and feature Google’s apps and services. This is a significant deal for the mid-range brand.

The vanilla Honor 50 comes with four cameras: a 100MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth cam. Up-front, its 32MP snapper covers a 90-degree angle (ideal for group selfies) and occupies a hole-punch cutout in the Honor 50’s sizeable 6.57in OLED display (good for 120Hz refresh rates). Under the hood lives Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 5G processor which, paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM, should be punchy enough for most multi-taskers.