HONOR announced the HONOR 50 series for global markets at the end of October 2021. The company only brought the HONOR 50 and HONOR 50 Lite outside mainland China. These handsets debuted with Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11 with GMS (Google Mobile Services). Months later, the brand now reveals when these smartphones will be updated to the latest software.
According to HONOR, the Android 12 update for the HONOR 50 series in international markets will arrive as Magic UI 6.0. The HONOR 50 will be the first to receive it in Q2 2022, followed by HONOR 50 Lite in Q3 2022.
The timeline shared by the company is lackluster by today’s standards. Considering that these are the only two main phones from the brand for global markets, it is even worse. Hopefully, HONOR improves its software situation sooner than later.
At the same time, it would be great if new HONOR smartphones made their way to international markets a bit earlier. The HONOR 50 series initially debuted in China in June 2021. But it took the company 4 months to announce it for global markets.
Similarly, the HONOR 60 series already went official in the brand’s home country in December. However, there’s still no official word from the company regarding its availability outside mainland China.