Honor has unveiled the Honor Play 50 Plus, an entry-level 5G smartphone, in China. It is the successor to the Honor Play 40 Plus, which was launched last year. The Play 50 Plus comes with a number of upgrades, including a larger display, a faster refresh rate, a more powerful processor, and a larger battery.
Specifications and features
The Honor Play 50 Plus has a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display with a punch-hole design. It offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, a 20:09 aspect ratio, and up to 850 nits of brightness. The device comes preinstalled with the Magic OS 7.2-based Android 13.
Under the hood, the Honor Play 50 Plus has the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset. This is a mid-range chipset that is capable of handling most tasks with ease. The device is backed by a 6,000mAh battery that supports 35W rapid charging. This should be enough to last you for a full day of use on a single charge.
The Honor Play 50 Plus has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There is no microSD card slot for expandable storage. For selfies, the Play 50 Plus has an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Its rear panel has a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear camera system is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.
Other features of the Honor Play 50 Plus include dual speakers with Hi-Res audio support, a 3.5mm audio jack, a side-facing fingerprint scanner, dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB-C port. The device measures 166.7 x 76.5 x 8.24mm and weighs 199 grams.
Price and availability
The Honor Play 50 Plus is available in China in four colors: Magic Night Black, Mo Yuqing (green), Star Purple, and Streaming Silver. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model is priced at 1,199 Yuan (~$170), while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model is priced at 1,399 Yuan (~$195).