Honor, a former subsidiary of Huawei, has announced that it will use Qualcomm SoC for its upcoming phones. In particular, the company aims to launch the new Honor 50 series, and this new range will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC, released last week. Separately, Honor Germany responded to a user, confirming that upcoming phones will also have Google pre-installed, but the tweet was soon deleted. In November last year, Huawei sold its Honor smartphone brand to a consortium of more than 30 agents and dealers in progress, which was made to ensure Honor’s survival after US sanctions hit two years ago.
The company has opened its official Twitter account announcements that a new Honor 50 series will soon appear and that it will be powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 778 SoC. Respect even Germany confirmed that the Honor 50 series will be released sometime this summer, but the exact launch date has not been revealed. At the Qualcomm China Tech Day event, Honor CEO George Zhao according to reports said it is also working on a new phone with Qualcomm’s flagship SoC. Zhao also applauded its team for integrating the Snapdragon 778G SoC into its upcoming phone in six months, which usually takes a year.
Honor Germany, responding to a user request for the Android license, confirmed that the upcoming phones will be available with pre-installed Google applications. This tweeting was deleted soon after, but not before Gizmochina and several other publications noticed it. Given that the account in Germany has been so active with messages and responses, it can be expected that the Honor 50 series will definitely hit the market in Germany. The launch in other international markets has not been announced, but we can expect Honor to offer more clarity in the near future.
Since the ban on trade in the United States two years ago, the business of Huawei smartphones in international markets has hit hard. As Honor was part of the Huawei Business Group, it also failed to acquire Qualcomm chips and gain access to Google’s mobile services. To ensure Honor’s longevity, the company decided to do so sell the brand to a consortium last November. Since then, the company has been working to penetrate the international market and the Honor 50 series looks set to mark the brand’s re-entry.