You got to give it to Huawei. In face of U.S. sanction, it not only managed to unveiled new phones, but also demanding pretty penny for them. More on that in a bit. So, yes, a new P series, the P50, have been announced and surprise, surprise, it actually runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip. Albeit, the 4G version.

Huawei P50 Series Smartphone

The P50 is a milestone for the telecommunication equipment maker because, it is the first smartphone to come with HarmonyOS, out-of-the-box. In addition to the Snapdragon model, there is also a Kirin 9000 version available for the Pro model.

That said, as with in the past, the P50 is offered in two flavors: P50 Pro and P50. We heard the P50 will be last of Huawei device to feature Leica collaboration. So, it is something to note if you are planning on getting it if it ever get sold outside of China.

Huawei P50 Series Smartphone

Keep going for a rundown of the specifications for both models.

Key featured of Huawei P50 Pro:
• 120 Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ (2,700 x 1,228 pixels) OLED display
• 1440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300 Hz touch sampling rate
• Kirin 9000 4G or Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
• 24-core Mali-G78 or Adreno 660 GPU
• Dual big core NPU + small core NPU or 6th-gen AIE
• HarmonyOS 2.0
• 8 GB RAM + 128/256/512 GB ROM, 12 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
• Expandable up to 256 GB
• 50 MP quad-camera (50 MP main with OIS + 40 MP monochrome + 13 MP ultra wide-angle + 64 MP telephoto camera with OIS)
• Support 3.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom
• Highest photo resolution: 8,192 x 6,144 pixels
• 4K video recording (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), support [email protected]fps super slow-mo
• 13 MP ultra wide-angle selfie camera
• Highest photo resolution: 4,160 x 3,120 pixels
• 4K video recording (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), support [email protected]fps slow-mo
• 4,360 mAh battery, support 66W wired and 50W wireless charging
• IP68 rated
• Dua SIM support
• Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO
• Bluetooth 5.2, supports BT LE, supports SBC, AAC, supports LDAC hi-res audio channel
• USB 3.1 Gen1 with USB Type-C interface
• No headphone jack
• Stereo speaker (top and bottom)
• GPS (L1+L5), AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou (B1l+B1C+B2a+B2b), GALILEO (E1+E5a+E5b), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
• Sensors: Gravity, IR, Fingerprint, Hall, Barometer, Gyro, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity, Camera laser focus, color temperature, NFC
• Nanocrystalline glass front and back
• Colors: Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, Pearl White, Charm Pink, Rippling Cloud
• Note: Rippling Cloud has a back cover that changes color when there’s an incoming call
• 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5 mm, 195g

Huawei P50 Series Smartphone

Key featured of Huawei P50:
• 90 Hz 6.5-inch FHD+ (2,700 x 1,224 pixels) OLED display
• 1440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300 Hz touch sampling rate
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
• Adreno 660 GPU
• 6th-gen AIE
• HarmonyOS 2.0
• 8 GB RAM + 128/256 GB ROM
• Expandable up to 256 GB
• 50 MP quad-camera (50 MP main + 13 MP ultra wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto camera with OIS)
• Support 5x optical zoom and up to 50x digital zoom
• Highest photo resolution: 8,192 x 6,144 pixels
• 4K video recording (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), support [email protected]fps super slow-mo
• 13 MP ultra wide-angle selfie camera
• Highest photo resolution: 4,160 x 3,120 pixels
• 4K video recording (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), support [email protected]fps slow-mo
• 4,100 mAh battery, support 66W wired charging
• IP68 rated
• Dua SIM support
• Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO
• Bluetooth 5.2, supports BT LE, supports SBC, AAC, supports LDAC hi-res audio channel
• USB 3.1 Gen1 with USB Type-C interface
• No headphone jack
• Stereo speaker (top and bottom)
• GPS (L1+L5), AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou (B1l+B1C+B2a+B2b), GALILEO (E1+E5a+E5b), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
• Sensors: Gravity, Fingerprint, Hall, Gyro, Compass, Ambient Light, Proximity, Camera laser focus, color temperature, NFC
• Colors: Golden Black, Cocoa Gold, Pearl White,
• 156.5 x 73.8 x 7.92 mm, 181g

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Huawei P50 Series Smartphone

The Huawei P50 Series will go on sale in China on August 12 with a starting price of 4,488 yuan for the P50 and 5,988 yuan for the P50 Pro. That works out to be around US$695 and US$927, respectively, which is a lot of money in China for a 4G device.

Images: Huawei [CH].

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