The Chinese electronics company Huawei has officially unveiled its new P50 series. The company has two devices in the pipeline that can definitely be assigned to the group of smartphone flagships. This is not necessarily self-evident when you take a closer look at the planned specs. After all, neither of the two smartphones offers the fast mobile standard 5G. However, Huawei wants to make up for this disadvantage with exciting cameras. We take a closer look at the two upcoming models.
Huawei used a livestream to present the two upcoming smartphones of the P50 series. In addition to the classic P50, the P50 Pro is also one of the new devices. Visually, the two sister models resemble each other. However, the Pro model stands out from the standard model with a few decisive advantages when you take a closer look. For example, Huawei relies on a display that is rounded to the sides in the P50 Pro. Although both models are flagships, Huawei even omits 5G in the Pro version. This is really surprising, but also understandable when you think about it. After all, the trouble between Huawei as a Chinese company with the sanctions on the part of the US probably plays a big role here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
The heart of the basic version is a Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm. This chip relies on 4G. In the Pro version, you have the choice between the Snapdragon 888 and the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 as an alternative, which also offers 4G. Besides NFC and USB-C, both smartphones also offer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. Of course, water protection is not missing either. A fingerprint sensor is used to unlock the devices. The fingerprint sensor is located under the display.
While we are on the subject of the display. Huawei relies on a chic AMOLED panel for both the P50 and the P50 Pro. The high-contrast display has a resolution of 2700 x 1228 pixels. While the screen of the base model is 6.5 inches, it measures 6.6 inches in the Pro model. The refresh rate is 90 Hz (P50) or 120 Hz (P50 Pro). The battery size also varies depending on the model. The P50 has 4,100 mAh. The Pro version offers a proud 4,360 mAh. While the normal version can only be charged via cable, wireless charging is also possible in the Pro version.
Monochrome sensor in the Pro model
At the latest in terms of camera performance, the P50 Pro shows that it deserves its name suffix. While the base model relies on a 50-megapixel main camera, an ultra-wide-angle lens with 13 megapixels, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, a fourth camera is used in the Pro model.
This is a 40-megapixel monochrome sensor. This can also produce great pictures in low-light conditions. The features of the P50 and P50 Pro are the same for the front camera. In particular, there is a 13-megapixel front camera in the punch hole.
Prices and availability
How much the two devices should cost in this country is still unknown so far. Huawei has not yet commented on this. However, it is certain that the P50 and P50 Pro will also appear in our climes. Huawei is planning a worldwide release of the two flagships. In China, the base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will cost the equivalent of just under 586 Euros. The Pro model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will cost the equivalent of just under 780 Euros. The P50 Pro with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage will cost the equivalent of just under 1,042 Euros in China.