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Huawei P50 series announced with Snapdragon 888 SoC, big camera upgrades

The new phones boast class-leading camera hardware, but lack 5G connectivity.

What you need to know

  • Huawei's flagship P50 and P50 Pro phones are now official.
  • The P50 is the first phone to feature a 4G-only Snapdragon 888 chipset.
  • Both phones have a 50MP main camera and run Huawei's HarmonyOS 2.0.

Huawei has finally taken the wraps off the latest additions to its P series line of phones. Like their predecessors, the new P50 and P50 Pro tout impressive camera capabilities and a premium design.

The vanilla Huawei P50 has a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Just as rumors had suggested, the phone is powered by a 4G-only version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset. The 5nm chip has been paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, which can be further expanded using Huawei's proprietary NM cards.

The Leica-branded triple-lens camera setup at the rear features a 50MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP periscope lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 50x digital zoom. Thanks to a new Dual-Matrix camera system, the phone enables users to capture "true to life imagery" with higher dynamic range and improved clarity. There's also a new optical imaging system with computational capabilities, capable of rectifying optical errors and reproducing fine details. The flagship phone packs a 4,100mAh battery with 66W fast charging.

Huawei's P50 Pro features a curved 6.6-inch OLED display with 1,225 x 2,700 resolution, a more impressive 120Hz refresh rate and HDR support. It comes in both Snapdragon 888 and Kirin 9000 variants. Like the P50, however, both variants of the P50 Pro lack 5G support.
The P50 Pro also features a 4,360mAh battery with support for identical 66W charging speeds as the vanilla P50.

Unlike the P50, the P50 Pro also supports 50W wireless charging. It has a quad-camera setup on the back with a 50MP main sensor, a 40MP monochrome sensor, a 64MP periscope lens with 3.5x optical zoom, and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. Both models also come equipped with stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 13MP selfie camera, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Unsurprisingly, they run Huawei's own HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system out of the box.

The Huawei P50 Pro starts at 4,488 yuan (about $695) in China, while the Snapdragon 888-powered P50 Pro starts at 5,988 yuan (about $927). Huawei's P50 Pro Special Edition, which comes with a Kirin 9000 chipset and 512GB of storage, is priced at 8,488 yuan (about $1,313) in the country. The P50 and P50 Pro are expected to make their global debut sometime later this year to challenge the best Android phones.



Source: androidcentral

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