Huawei unveiled its P50 and P50 Pro smartphones at an occasion in China Thursday morning. These telephones are the primary to launch with Huawei’s HarmonyOS.
In typical Huawei style, the P-series telephones boast spectacular digicam specs, however that’s about the place the similarities will finish. In a stunning twist, some P50 and P50 Pro fashions will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, after the U.S. authorities granted Qualcomm permission to promote chips to Huawei final yr. However, the approval solely permits Qualcomm to promote 4G chips to Huawei, so the P50 and P50 Pro don’t have 5G.
The U.S. sanctions impression different components of the P50 sequence too. For instance, The Verge factors out that the P50 arrived later than the P40 did final yr, possible due to the impression of sanctions on Huawei’s potential to make telephones. Another instance is HarmonyOS, which appears to be only a fork of Android with minimal adjustments. Finally, the P50 and P50 Pro received’t embody any Google apps or providers.
Along with the Snapdragon 888 variants, there’s a model of the P50 Pro sporting Huawei’s personal Kirin 9000 chip, which additionally solely helps 4G. The P50 Pro sports activities both 8GB or 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of storage, whereas the P50 comes with 8GB and as much as 256GB of storage.
When it involves shows, the P50 Pro sports activities a 6.6-inch versatile OLED with Full HD+ (FHD+) decision and a 120Hz refresh fee. Moreover, the telephone boasts a 300Hz contact sampling fee, and the show is curved alongside the sides with a centred hole-punch selfie digicam alongside the highest edge. The P50, alternatively, sports activities a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh fee and 300Hz contact sampling fee.
The Pro mannequin features a 4,360mAh battery in comparison with 4,100mAh within the P50. Both telephones can cost at 66W over wire whereas the P50 Pro may also cost at as much as 50W wirelessly. The telephone’s sport an IP68 fee for water and mud resistance.
As for the cameras, the rear of the P50 and P50 Pro options two giant, round digicam bumps as proven in leaks. The P50 Pro has 4 rear cameras, with three within the prime circle and one with a flash within the backside circle. There’s a 50-megapixel important, 64-megapixel telephoto with 3.5x optical zoom, 40-megapixel monochrome and 13-megapixel ultra-wide digicam.
The P50 sports activities the identical digicam bumps, however with solely two cameras within the prime circle and one within the backside. It retains the 50-megapixel important digicam and provides a 12-megapixel telephoto with a 5x optical zoom and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide digicam. Both telephones embody 13-megapixel selfie cameras.
The P50 Pro will begin at 5,988 yuan (roughly $1,159 CAD) for the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage mannequin. The P50 will price 4,488 yuan (about $869 CAD) for the 8GB/128GB mannequin. The Pro goes on sale in China beginning August twelfth, whereas the common P50 received’t go on sale till September. It stays unclear if or when Huawei will launch these telephones outdoors of China.
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