The Honor X50 is the first ever Android smartphone to debut with the new SGS five-star certification for drop resistance. It also offers 16GB of RAM for less than US$300, and has 5G thanks to its mid-range, if first-gen, Qualcomm chipset. The X50 has also launched with a 120Hz 1.5K AMOLED display kept on with an unusually generous 5,800mAh battery.
Move over, MIL-STD-810H: Honor asserts that the new SGS 5-star rating is the new independently-tested durability rating to watch out for. The OEM’s 10th-anniversary X-series smartphone has secured the glory of introducing it to the market thanks to a new, custom “Taiji cushioning architecture”.
It applies to the X50’s corners and 7.98mm high curved edges as well as its screen and rear panel, the latter of which sports a new take on the latest Honor X-series camera hump.
Its thin concentric rings take up a lot of space to house just 2 rear cameras: a 108MP ISOCELL HM6 main shooter smartphone lumbered with a 2MP depth-sensor.
That spec does rise all the way to 512GB in the new smartphone’s top-end model, which is priced at 1,999 yuan (~US$276) from now on Honor’s Chinese-market webstore.
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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2023-07- 5 (Update: 2023-07- 5)