The presentation of Huawei’s P50 family of smartphones has been delayed this year but finally, the company has unveiled the two terminals that comprise it, which come with a multiple-camera led by a 50MP sensor and the HarmonyOS operating system. These are the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro smartphones.
It must be said that both devices ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip. The SoC maker has indeed obtained, last November, the authorization to work with the Chinese manufacturer. However, only the 4G models of the Snapdragon 888 are offered. The Huawei P50 is therefore only compatible with 4G while Huawei offers its Huawei P50 Pro in 4G – with a Snapdragon 888 and in 5G with a Kirin 9000.
In terms of characteristics, the two smartphones are quite close. In both cases, we will find a screen with an original definition of 2700 x 1224 pixels to say the least. The Huawei P50 displays a diagonal of 6.5 inches and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, against 6.6 inches and 120 Hz for the Pro version.
Along with the processor, we will find 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for the P50, and 8 or 12GB of RAM with 128, 256, or 512GB of storage for the Pro version. There is support for storage expansion via Huawei’s proprietary NM memory card slot.
Also for the photo, Huawei’s two phones use the same common core. On both models, we will find a photo block on the back with:
- 50MP wide-angle camera, 23mm equivalent (f/1.8)
- 13MP ultra wide-angle camera, 16mm equivalent (f/2.2)
Nevertheless, the two smartphones will stand out on the photo module with a telephoto lens.
There are three cameras on the back of the phone – a 50MP f/1.8 RGB camera, a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera, and a 12MP f/3.4 telephoto camera with OIS. A 13MP f/2.4 camera sits inside the punch hole in the display. The Huawei P50 has 5x optical zoom and up to 50x digital zoom. It also has the new generation XD Fusion Pro graphics engine for image enhancements.
The Huawei P series is known for its camera performance and Huawei goes all out with the P50 Pro. The phone has two primary cameras – a 50MP f/1.8 RGB sensor with OIS and a 40MP f/1.6 Black and White sensor. The phone also has a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera and a 64MP f/3.5 telephoto camera with OIS. There is a 13MP f/2.4 front-facing camera too with support for autofocus and AIS anti-shake.
The Huawei P50 Pro has 3.5x optical zoom, 20x hybrid zoom, and 100x digital zoom. Huawei says the P50 Pro has an HDR Vivid mode and an XD Fusion Pro graphics engine that optimizes image quality and color reproduction.
Who says bigger smartphone also says bigger battery and the Huawei P50 Pro is no exception. While the Huawei P50 benefits from a 4100mAh accumulator, the Huawei P50 Pro has a 4360mAh battery. For both versions, Huawei has integrated compatible fast-charging up to 66W, But that’s not all, we will also get 50 W fast charging wirelessly.
From there on out, both come with a fingerprint reader on the screen, Bluetooth 5.2, IP68 certification against dust and water, USB-C, and stereo speakers.
For now, the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro have only been announced in China. It is not yet known when the manufacturer plans to launch them in other countries. In its home market, Huawei launched the two smartphones at different prices depending on the configurations:
Huawei P50 – Available September 2021
- 8GB RAM + 128GB = ¥4488 ($695)
- 8GB RAM + 256GB = ¥4988 ($772)
Huawei P50 Pro 8GB RAM version – Pre-order begins July 30, available August 12
- 8GB RAM + 128GB (Snapdragon 888 only)= ¥5988 ($926)
- 8GB RAM + 256GB (Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888) = ¥6488 ($1004)
- 8GB RAM + 512GB (Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888) = ¥7488 ($1159)
Buyers will be able to buy the P50 Pro in the aforementioned configurations in White, Black, Gold, and Pink.
Huawei P50 Pro 12GB RAM version – Available September 2021
- 12GB RAM + 512GB (Kirin 9000 only, Ripple Blue only) = ¥7988 ($1236)
- 12GB RAM + 512GB ((Kirin 9000 only, Black collector’s edition with a charger included) = ¥8488 ($1313)
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