There is no doubt that Huawei has had difficulties in the smartphone market after the US lockdown, and this is reflected even in these devices, together with the lack of chips in the market. But, finally, we find out when Huawei will launch its new high-end smartphone that, they guarantee, will continue to stand out in the area that has always stood out: photography.
There’s just a little to go before we know more, but in the official announcement on the Weibo social network, Huawei CEO Richard Yu stated that the new Huawei P50 will have a new imaging technology pioneering the market, establishing a new era in mobile imaging, therefore, Huawei intends to revolutionize the smartphone photography market again, as it has done in its predecessors.
While we all know that Huawei has been facing some problems resulting from the US blockade, we also believe that this is not why the Chinese manufacturer will fail to show that it remains strong and that it continues to innovate in the market. Starting with the design, which is also expected to be different from normal.
When will the Huawei P50 be introduced?
In addition to the text mentioned above, Huawei released an image (also above), which reveals the date of presentation of the new Huawei P50, which is in Chinese, which already demonstrates the difference here, since everything is in Mandarin, when in the predecessors, the presentation is totally global and, practically always, took place in a European country. But this time it will be different, as the presentation of the smartphone is expected to take place in China.
So, the day we will know all the details is the 29th of July, so there are only 10 days left to know everything about this equipment, after several delays and, when normally, this smartphone was presented during the month of April.
However, in addition to the specs that promise to be incredible, there are some details that are curious and that demonstrate how the US lock complicates Huawei’s life, allied to a processor production problem.
According to the information, there will be two versions of the Huawei P50, one will feature the Kirin 9000 with 5G for the domestic market, while for the rest of the world, it will be launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Yes, that’s right, it will be the top processor in Qualcomm range, but with a small (large) difference. To comply with US blocking rules, this version cannot have 5G, so the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that will be released with the Huawei P50 will be a customized version with 4G, as the “normal” version of the processor has 5G.
In terms of cameras?
Other reports claim that the Huawei P50 Pro + and Huawei P50 will feature the 1-inch Sony IMX800 sensor as the primary lens, which is the biggest smartphone camera sensor so far and which already equips some smartphones, such as the Sharp Aquos R6 and the Leica Phone 1. The base model should feature the main lens, an ultrawide camera and a telephoto camera in its three-chamber configuration and a slightly curved OLED screen.
The P50 Pro can feature a main camera, an ultrawide sensor and a periscope lens in its three camera system. The P50 Pro+’s rear camera system could include the main camera, an ultra-wide lens, a telephoto camera, a periscope lens and a ToF depth sensor, so it would be the brand’s first smartphone with five photo sensors.
And when will it be available for purchase?
This is the big question. We have to congratulate Huawei for the huge effort they are making to promote their platform and convince developers to add their apps to the App Gallery, but customer acceptance is not the best and just look at the global market ranking to understand that Huawei disappeared from the Top5.
This leads us to think about the following: Will the smartphone be released globally? The presentation will be made in China and, certainly, it will be launched globally, however it may arrive in limited units and, in the worst case, it may not even reach all countries and this is the big question.
We have to wait and see and, we believe, that although Huawei’s presentation is for the domestic market (read, China), there will certainly be a reference to the global market and we hope that Huawei Portugal will send information about the arrival on the same day. smartphones to our country, as the information that has been made public about the equipment indicates that despite the difficulties, the Huawei will continue to have one of the best smartphones on the market, with the cameras actually being the best.