Honor announces global launch of Honor 50 smartphone with Google mobile services
Published: Oct 27, 2021 02:31 AM
Honor 50 Photo: VCG

Honor 50 Photo: VCG

Global technology brand Honor announced on Tuesday the global availability of the Honor 50, at launch events in multiple markets around the world.  

The Honor 50 is equipped with Google Mobile Services (GMS) and is the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's SnapdragonTM 778G Mobile Platform. In addition, its stunning design and innovative vlogging capabilities raise the benchmark for smartphones in this category. 

It has been the first launch ceremony after the producer resumed cooperation with Google. 

Honor confirmed earlier this month that its Honor 50 series will be equipped with GMS. 

The cooperation on GMS will contribute to the development of Honor in foreign markets because, if listed overseas, Android phones need to be authorized by Google to use GMS since overseas users are more accustomed to using Google applications.

The global availability of the Honor 50 reinforces its ambitious overseas expansion plans following its launch in China earlier this year.

George Zhao, CEO of Honor Device Co Ltd, told the Global Times that its market share reached 16.2 percent in China this August.

Earlier this year, Honor announced that it was negotiating with Google. Later, several media outlets reported that Honor was already undergoing security reviews and compatibility testing by Google to ensure that GMS applications, including Google App Store, Google Maps and YouTube, would work on Honor devices.