The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are official, here we tell you their specs, price and release date. Since Huawei suffered the consequences of the US veto, the firm has had to reinvent itself almost entirely to remain active in some countries and the rest of the world. And after countless inconveniences, the Chinese firm has managed to launch its new Huawei P50, its new phones with HarmonyOS.
These new smartphones from the Chinese firm stand out for many things, such as a brutal power thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor (in its 4G variant) and a tremendously striking design, thanks to its gigantic rear module that houses up to 4 cameras in the Pro variant.
But in addition, it also stands out for being a phone that has HarmonyOS, Huawei’s alternative to Android under the software platform that aims to unite under the same mantle all the brand’s devices sooner or later. HarmonyOS confirms that, indeed, these Huawei P50 will not have Google services inside.
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro specs and features
The Huawei P50 range of devices comes in two variants, a standard model and a Pro model. Both phones have quite significant differences between them; for example, the non-Pro version mounts a flat-screen, while the Huawei P50 Pro has a double curvature on the sides of the screen. We also see noticeable differences in the cameras.
While the basic Huawei P50 features a 6.5-inch OLED display at 90Hz in Full HD resolution, the P50 Pro mounts a 6.6-inch OLED panel at 120Hz, also in Full HD. Both phones have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor in its 4G variant, but we will be able to opt for a version of the Pro model with the HiSilicon Kirin 9000.
The cameras are the big protagonists of this phone, and no wonder; the camera module that houses them is undoubtedly the most prominent part of this phone. And no, it does not have two giant camera sensors, but this module houses in its black circles the cameras of the Huawei P50, in a curious circular design.
Both phones have a 50MP F/1.8 sensor as the main sensor and are accompanied by a 13MP wide-angle sensor, in this case, F/2.2. The basic model is left with a 12MP telephoto with OIS and reaching 5x optical zoom. The Huawei P50 Pro goes to a 64MP telephoto, which achieves a 3.5x optical zoom and finally adds a 40MPl F/1.6 monochrome.
It includes a new image engine, XD Fusion Pro combines images taken by the rear camera and gets better pictures and also includes 4K video recording, with optical stabilization and based on artificial intelligence, dubbed AIS.
The front camera moves to the center, with a cutout in the screen housing a 13MP F/2.4 sensor. The battery also undergoes significant changes between the two Huawei P50 models; the more basic version has a 4,100mAh battery with 66W fast charging while the top version has 4,360mAh, 66W fast charging, and 50W wireless charging.
Other additions that premiere the Huawei P50 are WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C in its 3.1 version, and do not forget the NFC, nor the IP68 protection for water and dust resistance. The fingerprint reader is integrated into the screen of both Huawei P50, and the system that gives them life is HarmonyOS 2.0. Mind you, we do not have 5G in the versions of the P50 with Qualcomm processor; if we want 5G, we will have to choose the version with the Kirin 9000, only available in the Huawei P50 Pro.
Finally, the memory configurations will include 8GB RAM for the P50 and 8 or 12GB RAM for the P50 Pro. Both will feature 128 and 256GB internal storage, although the P50 Pro sticks with a 512GB version, expandable via Huawei NM cards.
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro price and release date
The Huawei P50s have been presented in China, and Huawei has not detailed anything about their availability internationally. Therefore, prices regarding the release of these phones to the global market could change:
- 8 + 128GB: 4,488 yuan, about $693.
- 8 + 256GB: 4,988 yuan, about $771.
Huawei P50 Pro
- 8 + 128GB: 5,988 yuan, about $925.
- 8 + 256GB: 6,488 yuan, about $1,003.
- 12 + 512GB: 7,988 yuan: about $1,235.
- 12 + 512GB (special version): 8,488 yuan, about $1,312.