Huawei’s presence in the smartphone market has come under question several the imposition of trade sanctions by the United States. have also resulted in lower sales within China. But the Mate 40 Series launch in the and the trade licenses granted to Sony, Omnivision, and even Qualcomm have provided some respite. Although this period of difficulty is not over, the brand seems prepared to globally near this month’s end.
As reported, unveiling the new line of smartphones will happen at an official event, . But while we wait in anticipation to see what the Chinese OEM has in hand, here’s our compilation of all the information available about the devices to give you an idea of what to expect.
A little heads up, leaks to date make it seem that interested buyers will have three options to choose from: the standard and P50 Pro+.
Design and Display
Leaks and rumors surrounding Huawei’s P50 Series in December last year. Since then, renders presented by Steven H. () have showcased the designs claimed to be for the P50 and P50 Pro.
The features a curved display, whereas the standard will have a flat panel. While the curvature is not much different from Huawei’s P40 Pro, the front camera from the pill-shaped cutout seen previously.
Following this, official-looking corroborated the camera design, and Huawei’s teaser for the P50 Series .
So while we have an idea of what to expect regarding design, what about the specifics? While there hasn’t been a mention of the type of display, give us numbers for the panel size these devices will feature. The standard P50 will have a 6.3-inch show, whereas the will use a curved 6.6-inch unit.
From past trends, according to us, seeing an FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate on the P50 will not be out of order, whereas a QHD+ OLED display with variable refresh up to 120Hz may be available on the P50 Pro and P50 Pro+. This information has not been leaked and is what we expect you to on the devices.
Huawei’s P Series has been known for its camera prowess. As per rumors, the OEM will aim to better its experience with a triple camera layout on the P50 and a quad-camera array on the P50 Pro and Pro Plus, including the Sony IMX800 1-inch sensor for smartphones (via ).
the Huawei P50 will use a 50MP primary sensor, a 40MP ultra-wide, and an 8MP telephoto with 3x zoom. The Huawei P50 Pro, on the other hand, consisting of the Sony IMX800, the Omnivision OV64A, an unnamed 5X periscope lens, and a ToF or new unidentified sensor.
Performance and Battery
commonplace in smartphones. Seeing how the P40 Series shared its chipset with the Mate 30 Series makes it likely the P50 lineup will use the Kirin 9000 5G available with the Mate 40 Series.
But , it seems Huawei may have to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset in 4G-only P50 and P50 Pro variants, owing to a supply shortage.
Stepping off the rumors, as for the batteries within these devices, , we saw a 3,800mAh cell in the P40, while the P40 Pro and Pro Plus had a 4,200mAh unit. With the hopeful displays, this refresh rate panels; you should expect slightly larger cells across the lineup. If this doesn’t happen, users may have to find respite in Huawei bringing their standard to the devices.
What Extras will the P50 Series offer?
From , we expect Huawei will introduce dual stereo speakers, which they also shipped on the Mate 40 Series. Next, , meaning we can expect it here too. Hopefully, it will be a uniform IP68 or better across the line of devices — the P40 had an IP53 rating, while the P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ had IP68. The device’s image also showed an IR blaster along the top, another bonus for interested buyers.
When will the Huawei P50 Series be available?
With a for the P50 Series, the question remains about its availability. says the new phones will launch with the Snapdragon-powered P50 and P50 Pro in August, followed by 5G variants (using Kirin 9000 5G) in the Fall, and the P50 Pro Plus is said to have been postponed to later in the Fall and made China-exclusive.
With and the launch of the P50 Series less than a week away, what are your expectations for the new devices? Let us know with your comments below.