After months of waiting and a few weeks and months of delays, Huawei finally unveiled the next generation of the Huawei P50 series at its Huawei P50 launch event. The new devices come with a round camera module, as we have already seen in Leaks, and are equipped with the X chipset.
At today’s Huawei P50 launch event, Huawei unveiled two devices, the Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro flagship. The event started with a first look at some of the iconic devices from the past, including the company’s P9, P10, P20, P30 and P40 series.
Both the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro support 66W fast wired charging and have stereo speakers. However, only the P50 Pro supports Huawei’s own 50W wireless charging technology. The smartphones are also IP68 certified to withstand water and dust. Unfortunately, the rumors turned out to be true, and none of the devices support 5G; Therefore, both are only limited to 4G, 3G and 2G.
The Huawei P50 has a 6.5-inch OLED FHD + display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300 Hz. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 4G processor and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 / 256 GB of internal storage. The memory can only be expanded up to 256 GB via an NM memory card slot.
On the back is a triple camera setup, including a 50 MP primary, 13 MP ultra wide angle, and a 12 MP telesensor with OIS stabilization. It supports 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom. There is a single 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera on the front. The battery capacity is 4,100mAh and supports the same 66W fast charging as the P50 Pro model, but it lacks wireless charging.
Huawei P50 Pro
The Huawei P50 Pro is equipped with a large 6.6-inch flexible OLED FHD + resolution and a high refresh rate of 120 Hz as well as a curved display with a 300 Hz touch sampling rate. It also features XD Fusion Pro, an image fusion system that can double the amount of light collected compared to the P40 Pro. It can also increase the dynamic range by 28%.
The Huawei P50 Pro will be available in two versions – including one with a Kirin 9000 chipset and another with a Snapdragon 888. It will be available in several configurations, including 8 GB of memory and 128/256/512 GB of storage also a high End model will be with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The memory will be expandable up to 256 GB via an NM memory card.
The quad camera setup on the back consists of a 50 MP main camera, a 40 MP monochrome sensor, a 13 MP ultra wide angle camera and a 64 MP telephoto camera with OIS image stabilization and 3.5x optical zoom. The camera also supports 100x digital zoom. There’s a 13 MP ultra wide angle on the front to spice up your selfie game. The battery has a capacity of 4,360 mAh and supports reverse wireless charging.
Availability & colors
The Huawei P50 Pro will be available in five color combinations including Yao Gold Black, Cocoa Tea Gold, Snowy White, Dawn Power and Rippling Clouds. The standard Huawei P50 gets three colors, Yao Gold Black, Cocoa Tea Gold and Snowy White.
|model||SoC||Storage and storage||price|
|HUAWEI P50 Pro (special edition)||Kirin 9000||12 GB + 512 GB||¥ 8488 (~ $ 1,313)|
|HUAWEI P50 Pro||Kirin 9000||12 GB + 512 GB||7,988 (~ $ 1,236)|
|8 GB + 512 GB||¥ 7488 (~ $ 1,159)|
|8GB + 256GB||¥ 6488 (~ $ 1,000)|
|Snapdragon 888 4G||8 GB + 512 GB||¥ 7488 (~ $ 1,159)|
|8GB + 256GB||¥ 6488 (~ $ 1,000)|
|8GB + 128GB||5988 (~ $ 925)|
|HUAWEI P50||Snapdragon 888 4G||8GB + 256GB||¥ 4988 (~ $ 772)|
|8GB + 128GB||4488 (~ $ 695)|
The Huawei P50 series is also the company’s first flagship to have its own HarmonyOS 2 that competes against Google’s Android operating system. Both the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro will be available worldwide, which could explain why both only support 4G connectivity.
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