Huawei P50 series: Everything we know so far (Updated: July 22)

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Update: July 22, 2021 (12:37 AM ET): We’ve updated this hub with authoritative motorboat details and rumors astir the camera setup arsenic good arsenic the planetary merchandise of the Huawei P50 series. Read connected for each the latest information.


Original article: Huawei’s maturation has buckled nether the assorted pressures it experienced successful 2020. Nevertheless, the Chinese shaper has large designs for 2021. Although the US sanctions against the steadfast amusement nary signs of abating, the institution is poised for the motorboat of the Huawei P50 bid – the latest telephone household successful the company’s flagship line.

Like the Huawei P40 enactment and the P series’ erstwhile iterations, we expect the P50 bid to athletics fantabulous camera show and artillery endurance. But what other could we see?

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Unlike the switch-up of naming conventions we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S21, there’s small statement connected what Huawei volition statement this flagship. The institution confirmed the P50 sanction during its June merchandise launch.

Although the institution didn’t accidental arsenic much, we mightiness spot a three-tier exemplary attack arsenic has go customary for Huawei. This would see a modular model, a Pro model, and perchance a much premium Pro Plus variant, too. However, leaks person lone pointed astatine the modular and Pro exemplary arsenic of now.

The authoritative merchandise day for the Huawei P50 bid is July 29. Huawei’s P bid has traditionally seen a precocious March launch, but we’re good beyond that now. At this point, Huawei’s operating without a regularisation book, truthful this telephone bid could beryllium further delayed to August by the clip it hits the marketplace aft its July launch.

Since Huawei is inactive nether the US ban, we didn’t expect a wide planetary merchandise for the P50 bid since it won’t travel with Google Mobile Services (GMS) connected board. However, according to an authoritative confirmation from the institution (via GSMArena), the phones volition so spot a planetary launch. The phones volition tally Huawei’s Harmony OS internationally, conscionable similar their Chinese counterparts.

Huawei P50 series: Design

The archetypal alleged and vague representation of the P50 Pro spilled successful January. While it gave america a bully thought of its shape, it didn’t showcase overmuch of the phone’s plan features. On March 10, we yet got a bully look astatine the Huawei P50 Pro’s design.

Those renders, spilled by Steve Hemmerstoffer, constituent to a centrally-mounted selfie camera cutout with a curved display. At the rear, the telephone wears a immense pill-shaped camera bump — overmuch larger than the P40 series. This could beryllium impervious of a overmuch larger camera sensor. On person inspection, an IR blaster makes an quality too, but there’s nary 3.5mm headphone jack.

Renders of the modular P50 leaked a time aboriginal again via Hemmerstoffer. These renders showcase the telephone successful a metallic colorway with a level show and an arsenic ample camera hump. The IR blaster makes an quality present too, but again, the headphone jack is absent.

At the aforementioned June merchandise launch, Huawei did america each coagulated and conscionable showed america the Huawei P50. As expected, the telephone matches up with Hemmerstoffer’s renders rather nicely.

Here’s what Huawei showed us:

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This representation gives america a large look astatine the quad-lens setup connected the backmost of the telephone (which would look to beryllium the Pro Plus model). Unfortunately, Huawei didn’t person immoderate different images to stock with us.

Huawei P50 series: Specs and features

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Residual US sanctions whitethorn inactive beryllium a spanner successful the works for Huawei, but we inactive expect the P50 bid to athletics stellar hardware. The institution was permitted successful October 2020 to acquisition immoderate cardinal components. Those see camera sensors from the likes of Sony and Omnivision and screens from Samsung Display. Reports suggest Huawei is now allowed to resume immoderate spot purchases, too.

Processor, RAM, etc.

Huawei’s latest P bid exemplary usually shares cardinal internals with the erstwhile Mate series. Expect the P50 enactment to get immoderate of the Huawei Mate 40 line’s hardware. While some reports suggested that the 5G-capable Kirin 9000 would beryllium the past high-end Kirin to diagnostic successful a Huawei flagship, this whitethorn not beryllium true. The Huawei P50 bid whitethorn besides athletics the SoC. If the Kirin 9000 is astatine the bosom of the P50 line, the 5nm chipset volition beryllium a large measurement up for NPU and CPU show implicit the Kirin 990-powered P40.

It’s worthy noting that Huawei hasn’t been capable to nutrient immoderate much Kirin 9000 chipsets aft the US tightened restrictions against partners similar TSMC. So if Huawei is sticking with its in-house flagship processors, it won’t person galore connected offer. This combined with the ongoing global spot shortage could truthful effect successful precious fewer devices compared to the P40 and Mate 30 series.

There are besides rumors that suggest that the modular P50 mightiness travel with a 4G mentation of the Snapdragon 888 chipset.

As for retention and RAM, the basal Huawei P40 arrived with 128GB of UFS 3.1 with 8GB of RAM. We don’t expect Huawei to alteration disposable RAM connected the P50 series, but the retention magnitude remains chartless astatine present.

Cameras

Earlier this year, Xiaomi debuted the Mi 11 Ultra with an tremendous 1-inch camera sensor. With Huawei’s P bid truthful heavy focused connected imaging, it’s imaginable we could spot a P50 bid telephone with this immense sensor. Group CEO Richar Yu has hinted that the bid volition bring a “new mobile imaging technology.”

A teaser for the bid (via ITHome) revealed travel cardinal specifications of P50 Pro’s camera setup. The phone’s camera setup was shown with the penning — Leica VARIO-SUMMILUX-H1:1.8-3.4/18-125ASPH, matching the aperture and focal magnitude of the P40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro. This means the telephone volition diagnostic a 5X telephoto lens arsenic good arsenic an 18mm ultra-wide-angle sensor.

Staying with camera technology, a rumor precocious past twelvemonth suggested that Huawei and Leica had ended their partnership. However, the Chinese shaper told Android Authority that this was “absolutely fake news.” So it sounds similar Leica-branded cameras are inactive connected the paper this year. For what it’s worth, the Leica branding appears connected the leaked renders earlier successful this article.

Will it tally Android?

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Huawei confirmed successful September 2020 that Harmony OS volition beryllium disposable connected smartphones travel 2021. While the institution presently employs Android-based EMUI 11 connected its devices, that could beryllium coming to an extremity with the P50 series.

According to a report by China’s Sina Tech, the Huawei P50 bid volition beryllium “officially equipped” with Harmony OS. Huawei precocious unveiled Harmony OS 2.o during its June motorboat and with it a database of compatible devices, which included astir of its smartphone lineup going backmost years. As such, it’s a harmless stake we’ll spot Harmony OS connected the P50 series.

Whether it launches with EMUI 11 oregon Harmony OS, there’s small accidental the P50 enactment volition athletics Google Mobile Services oregon Google apps owed to the ongoing sanctions.

Huawei P50 series: Pricing and availability

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Huawei tends to service its location marketplace archetypal and foremost, particularly successful caller years. Those successful Europe oregon different regions whitethorn spot a delayed launch. Even then, the telephone bid itself whitethorn beryllium hard to travel by. It’s rumored that the phones volition travel to marketplace sometime successful August aft their July 29 launch.

As for pricing, we tin marque a fewer hopeful predictions based connected the P series’ way record. Huawei stuck with the aforesaid terms crossed the P40 and P30 lines. The basal P30 and P40 some retailed for €799 (~$971), portion the basal P30 Pro and P40 Pro models started astatine €999 (~$1,214). The P40 Pro besides got treble the retention of its predecessor, too.

Considering Huawei’s struggles to support its planetary marketplace share, we expect to spot the steadfast clasp this pricing operation erstwhile again. It whitethorn adjacent take to driblet these prices a touch, making the P50 bid a much charismatic offering compared to its competition.


That’s each we cognize astir the Huawei P50 bid truthful far. Be definite to bookmark this nonfiction and cheque backmost regularly truthful you’re ever up to velocity with the latest news.

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