Huawei on Thursday announced the new Huawei P50 Series – Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro – the latest addition to its iconic P Series product line.
“The HUAWEI P Series has always been about our passion for, and pursuit of, the best quality, aesthetics, and photography experiences,” said Richard Yu, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Consumer BG.
“The new HUAWEI P50 Series is a legend reborn, representing a new chapter in Huawei’s history of camera excellence, as well as a paradigm shift in mobile photography, aesthetic design, and all-scenario experiences. Incorporating HUAWEI XD Optics into a smartphone for the first time, we are continuing to make the impossible possible while kicking off a new era of smartphone photography.”
Let’s have a look at the specifications of Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro:
The Huawei P50 features a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED flat display with a resolution of 1,224 X 2,700 pixels. It supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. Further, the handset has a P3 wide color gamut coverage and 1,440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 4G processor, the P50 comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via Nano Memory card support. The handset measures 156.5×73.8×7.92mm and weighs 181 grams.
On the camera front, the P50 has a triple rear camera setup – 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 (optical image stabilizer).
For selfies, there is a 13MP f/2.4 camera that sits inside the punch hole in the display. The P50 supports 5x optical zoom and up to 50x digital zoom. It also includes the new generation XD Fusion Pro graphics engine for image improvements.
Under the hood, there is a 4,100mAh battery along with support for 66W Wired Super Fast Charging. As for Huawei P50, it will run HarmonyOS 2 out of the box.
Other features include an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, the P50 lacks 5G support.
Sensors onboard include gravity sensor, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, camera laser focus sensor, gyroscope, compass, and color temperature sensor.
Huawei P50 Pro:
The Huawei P50 features a 6.6-inch FHD+ OLED curved display with a resolution of 1,228 X 2,700 pixels. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. Further, the smartphone has a P3 wide color gamut coverage and 1,440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming.
It is powered by two processor options – HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The P50 Pro comes with up to 12GB of RAM and offers up to 512GB of internal storage. It supports a Nano Memory card for storage expansion (up to 256GB). It measures 158.8×72.8×8.25mm and weighs roughly around 195 grams.
On the camera front, the P50 Pro is equipped with a quad-camera setup at the back – a 50MP primary color camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, a 40MP monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture, a 13MP wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 64MP telephoto camera with f/3.5 aperture.
For selfies, there is a 13MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture and autofocus support. The P50 Pro supports 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.
Under the hood, there is a 4,360mAh battery along with support for 66W Wired Super Fast Charge and 50W Wireless Super Fast Charge as well as wireless reverse charging. As for Huawei P50 Pro, it will run on HarmonyOS 2.
Other supportive features include IP68 rating for water and dust-resistance, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth v5.2, USB Type-C port, and NFC, an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, the P50 Pro lacks 5G support.
Additionally, onboard sensors include gravity sensor, infrared sensor, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, camera laser focus sensor, barometer, gyroscope, and color temperature sensor.
Huawei P50, Huawei P50 Pro Price, Availability:
The Huawei P50 Pro will be available in Gold, Dawn Powder, Rippling Clouds, Snowy White, and Yao Gold Black color options. It is priced at CNY 5,988 for the 8GB + 128GB storage model. Further, the 8GB + 256GB storage variant is priced at CNY 6,488, while the 8GB + 512GB storage model is priced at CNY 7,488.
Pre-orders have already begun for P50 Pro from July 30th with sales commencing on August 8th.
The Huawei P50 Pro also has two other models with 12GB + 512GB storage and Kirin 9000 SoC — one retails at CNY 7,988, while the other model costs CNY 8,488. Both are scheduled to be available in September.
As for as Huawei P50, the phone will be available in Cocoa Tea Gold, Snowy White, and Yao Gold Black color options. It is priced at CNY 4,488 for the 8GB + 128GB storage option, while the 8GB + 512GB storage variant costs CNY 7,488. It will be up for sale sometime in September.