Huawei may be going through some difficulties right now after the US blockade and even in the domestic market it has already left the Top 5, but with this new product it shows that this is not what makes it stagnate in the innovation it has brought to the smartphone market , namely in the field of photography.
The new Huawei P50 was presented and surprises again in the area of photography, with the DxOMark ranking has already tested the smartphone and placed it in the lead in the ranking, with 144 points in the rear cameras and 106 in the front camera. This year, Huawei launches “only” two models, the normal version and the Huawei P50 Pro, and the Pro Plus was not presented. There is still doubt about the global launch, but there are more surprises.
Obviously, when we talk about Huawei, it’s impossible not to associate it with the photographic quality that their equipment has offered over the years and, therefore, we start with the cameras. The Huawei P50 Pro version features a 64MP periscope, f/3.5, 90mm aperture, PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom, a 50MP wide sensor, f/1.8, 23mm, 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, a 40MP monochrome sensor, f/1.6, 23mm and an ultrawide 13MP, f/2.2, 13mm.
The Huawei P50 version features a 50 MP wide sensor, f/1.8, 23mm, 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, a 12 MP periscope, f/3.4, 125mm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom and a 13MP, f/2.2, 16mm ultrawide sensor. Both models have a 13MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture, capture 4K video and also feature Leica optics, which should be the last model of the brand with Leica’s support.
Then we go to the processors, which is where we find the biggest “surprise”, clearly due to the US blockade and also due to the lack of processors plaguing the market, Huawei is forced to bet on two different processors. The indoor Kirin 9000 and the Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 4G, both 5nm. Note that Qualcomm’s processor works only on 4G, being a model for Huawei due to the US lock. The Kirin 9000 features 1×3.13GHz Cortex-A77, 3×2.54GHz Cortex-A77, 4×2.05GHz Cortex-A55 and the Mali-G78 MP24 GPU, while the Snapdragon 888 4G has 1×2.84GHz Kryo 680, 3 ×2.42 GHz Kryo 680, 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 and the Adreno 660 GPU.
These excellent processors are accompanied by variable 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM on the Pro, as well as 128GB, 256GB and 512Gb of ROM, the latter also being exclusive to the Huawei P50 Pro.
Another important aspect is that the new Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro are the first devices to hit the market with the new HarmonyOS operating system, recently created by Huawei, once again, due to the US locks that prevent it from using Android with Google services.
Both devices have IP68, 66W fast charging, and 50W wireless charging is only available in the Pro version, and fingerprint sensor under the screen. In terms of battery and display there are differences.
The Huawei P50 has a 6.5 inch screen, 2700x1224p, 458ppi and a 4100 mAh battery, while the Pro model has a 6.6 inch screen, 2700x1228p, 450ppi and a 4360 mAh battery.
In terms of the global release, we know it’s going to happen, there just isn’t a set date for it yet, but possibly towards the end of the year. As for China, they start pre-sales today and reach the market on August 12th, with prices starting at CNY 6,000 (around €780) for the P50 Pro version and at CNY 4,500 (around €590) for the normal version.