Huawei P50 series announced in China with new design, more powerful cameras and superior performance

 


In a virtual event, the Chinese giant Huawei unveiled the new generation of its imaging-focused flagship P series equipped with its latest innovations in the field. 

The P50 series came at a challenging time for Huawei, the smartphone sector, and the world at large. While the world is suffering from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to a crisis in the semiconductor sector. All these difficulties are added to the sanctions that the US government has imposed on Huawei to slow it down, leaving the company in the largest crisis in its history. 



Coming back to the P50 series, it features what Huawei calls the Dual-Matrix camera module design that houses multiple cameras and reimagines the camera module. Unlike previous years, only the P50 series this year contains two phones: the regular P50 and the P50 Pro, while the top model, the P50 Pro Plus, was likely canceled, although it was present in the leaks, we saw in the last months preceding the unveiling of these phones. Series and it seems we will never see this phone someday. 

The Huawei P50 Pro features a micro-curved screen while the P50 features a classic flat design, both phones support 65 wired superfast charging and houses a stereo dual speaker. The front camera of both models has the Eye on Display (EOD) feature which when you look at the screen without interacting with it until it is time-out, the screen returns to sleep mode, and when it senses that you are looking at it again, it will light the screen. 

Hardware Specifications: 

In terms of specifications, the Huawei p50 comes with a 6.5-inch flexible OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2700x1224p resolution, 458 pixels per inch (PPI) density, and 300 Hz sampling rate. The screen is a P3 Wide Color Gamut True-Chroma display that shows 1.07 billion colors and supports HDR 10. 



The weight of the Huawei p50 phone is 181 grams, its thickness is about 7.92 mm, its width is 73.8 mm. It has a battery of 3800 mAh, and it also carries an IP68 certification against water and dust, and it is available in three wonderful colors: Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, and Pearl White. 


The Huawei P50 Pro comes with a 6.6-inch flexible OLED Curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 2700x1228p resolution, 450 PPI density, 300 Hz touch sampling rate, and support HDR 10. It has a 4360 mAh battery capacity that supports 50 Wireless supercharge, the device weighs 195 grams, is 8.5 mm thick and 72.8 mm wide, and it has also IP68 water and dust resistant protection. The Pro model of Huawei P50 Pro comes in five colors: Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, Pearl White, Charm Pink, and a special Sky-Blue edition. 



The new color uses an electrochromic technology which allows the glass to change its color in mere milliseconds when there is an incoming call.  

A new material produced using a new process for these colors is applied using nano glass-ceramic materials on both the front and back covers. This material is very hard and sturdy, improving drop resistance by 5X. 



There is also a Huawei P50 Pro Collector’s Edition that includes a charger in the box (other models and variants do not include a charger), and which, the rear cover is made of a fine material using a sandblasting process. It has a warm texture, and it is anti-slip and fingerprint resistant. 

Both smartphones have a 13MP wide-angle front camera (f/2.4) that supports UHD and True Chroma selfies.

Network and connectivity: 

 

Both phones come due to the U.S. sanctions with either a 4G variant of the QUALCOMM Snapdragon 888 processor, or Huawei’s own Kirin 9000 processor, and although the two devices only support 4G networks, they come with the latest Wi-Fi version available, Wi-Fi 6, and based on what Huawei calls AI signal prediction, it allows the P50 series smartphones to boost the network signal in advance to keep the phone connected to the network even if used in an area with extremely low coverage. 

Photography capability of the P50 Series: 


Huawei P50 series features a True-Chroma Dual-Matrix camera module that comprises the main camera unit and a super zoom unit to enable a powerful mobile technology. 

Huawei P50 Pro: 

The main camera on the Huawei P50 Pro smartphone is equipped with a 50 MP large sensor supporting Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a large pixel, large sensor, and large aperture (23 mm, f/1.8). The main camera unit also contains a 40 MP monochrome lens (26 mm, f/1.6), and a 13 MP ultrawide angle lens camera (13 mm, f/2.2); and these two units form the main camera module.  

The phone has also a second camera unit that consists of a 64 MP telephoto camera (90 mm, F/3.5) that supports OIS capable of 3.5X optical zoom, and enables the P50 Pro to support up to 200X Zoom range. 

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Huawei P50: 

The Huawei P50 phone has the same cameras as its big brother P50 Pro in the first camera unit, as it has also the same 50 MP true chroma large sensor camera featuring a large pixel and aperture (23 mm, f/1.8), and a 13 MP monochrome camera alongside with a 40 MP ultrawide camera, while it differs from the Pro model with the second camera unit that consists with only a12 MP periscope lens camera supporting 5X optical zoom, and OIS (125 mm, f/3.4). 

This combination allows Huawei to achieve an 80X zoom. 

Operating system, features, and accessories: 



The P50 series comes with Harmony OS 2.0, Huawei's operating system, with new features and capabilities. 

Harmony OS, the company's multi-scenario collaborative operating system that launched last June, is designed to run on everything from IoT devices to smart TVs, computers, and smartphones. Today, Huawei says that more than 40 million users have upgraded their phones to Harmony OS 2.0 since it became available on June 2, and on average 8 users upgraded their phones to Harmony OS 2.0 every second. 

The Harmony OS (HOS) system is not limited to Huawei devices only, but companies that want their devices to work with this system can use the open-source version of the system (OpenHarmony) To make a device running the Harmony OS system, and the good news that Huawei announced at this event also is that, starting from the year Next, older Huawei devices will be able to upgrade to Harmony OS, including legacy devices such as the Mate 9 and P10. 

Harmony OS 2.0 on the Huawei P50 series comes with a new font, widgets, themes, icon system, and new animations. It also comes with the AI translation feature that works on both documents and conversations, which enables the device to instantly translate your papers, diplomas, certificates, and documents into any language you want, it also gives you live translation of video chats. 

 Huawei also provides an encrypted mobile cloud service to enable you to safely and worry-free store your data. 

Huawei has also developed a set of new accessories to suit this new series of smartphones such as the new Ring Light Case (first launched with the Mate 40 series) for the P50 series, a leather case with a stand, and a new case with different looks that match a series of beautiful themes found in the Themes application (Artistic Case), and a new wireless charger that can charge simultaneously three devices effectively and safely.


 

Price and Availability: 

 

Huawei P50 Pro: 

  • 8 GB Ram + 128 GB Rom = ¥5998 = $927.
  • 8 GB Ram + 256 GB Rom = ¥6488 = $1003.
  • 8 GB Ram + 512 Rom= ¥7488 = $1157.

Notes: 

  1. All models are available with either the 4G Snapdragon 888 or Kirin 9000 4G. 
  2. Pre-orders start on July 30, and sales on August 12. 
  3. Huawei will ship first the Kirin 9000 models. The models with Snapdragon 888 are set to be shipped by the end of the year. 

 

  • Huawei P50 Pro Blue-Sky color: 12 GB Ram + 512 GB Rom = ¥7988 = $1235 (Kirin 9000 4G model only). 
  • Huawei P50 Pro Golden Black color: 12 GB Ram + 512 GB Rom = ¥8488 = $1312 (4G Kirin 9000 model only). 

Note: Sales for those two colors will start on 09/2021. 

 

Huawei P50: 

  • 8 GB Ram + 128 GB Rom = ¥4488 = $694. 
  • 8 GB Ram + 256 GB Rom = ¥4988 = $770. 

Notes:  

  • Only the 4G Snapdragon 888 models are available for the regular P50 smartphone. 
  • Sales are planned to start on 09/2021. 

Accessories: 

  • Leather case: ¥199 = $31.  
  • Artistic case: ¥199 = $31. 
  • Ring Light case: ¥299 = $47. 
  • Multi-device wireless charger: ¥799 = $124. 

The P50 series phones are amazing phones, of course, but due to the difficult conditions that Huawei is currently experiencing, a small amount of these phones have been manufactured, and they will be distributed only in countries and regions where the P series phones are sold a lot, which will make it important to get one of these phones is a very difficult task for many people around the world, including us, and undoubtedly, we are eagerly waiting for the day when we will have the opportunity to try these wonderful phones to tell you honestly our experience with one of humanity’s greatest achievements, the beautiful P50 series smartphones. 

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