Whereas it is true that Huawei’s ongoing dispute with American authorities implies that it does not presently have entry to the Google Play retailer – which hampers its cellphone’s software program expertise for a lot of – there may be no query in regards to the high quality of its hardware.
When will the Huawei P50 be launched?
For the previous few years, Huawei has saved a daily launch cycle, with the P20, P30 and P40 strains all introduced on the finish of March and launched per week or so later. Amongst different issues, tipster @RODENT950 on Twitter particularly websites an arrival time for the P50 line of between 26 March and 28 March, proper on the tail finish of the month.
And if anybody nonetheless wonders about these fashions.
Commonplace – new Lite Professional – new standardPro+ – new Professional
P50 Ok9000EP50 Professional/Professional+ Ok9000 https://t.co/UiWGM9hH9T
— Teme (特米)???? (@RODENT950)
February 15, 2021
Whether or not the P50 is about to launch internationally or attain retail in China solely stays to be seen.
How a lot will the Huawei P50 price?
Pricing has been fairly constant for the previous few years, as you possibly can see from this breakdown of the earlier fashions.
P20 – £599/€699
P30 – £699/€799
P40 – £699/€799
Hopefully, Huawei will persist with this when the P50 arrives, providing it for £699/€799. After all, should you’re joyful to spend extra in your system, then you possibly can all the time transfer as much as the Professional or Professional+ fashions, which provide extra options. Within the P40 lineup, the costs for these fashions are £799 and £999 respectively, and the 2021 catalogue will possible stroll an analogous line.
To see the place the additional cash goes, learn our Huawei P40 vs P40 Professional vs P40 Professional+ comparability.
What options and specs can we anticipate to see within the Huawei P50?
There’s nonetheless a little bit of time earlier than the Huawei P50’s rumoured arrival, however there are a selection of web sites now reporting specs and options that they declare have been leaked by contacts inside Huawei.
South Korean website The Elec, cites “folks with direct information of the matter,” suggesting that, even if in August 2020, Huawei President Richard Yu warned that the corporate might now not be capable to supply Kirin chips after 2020 because of the US restrictions, the P50 Professional and P50 Professional+ will arrive with the Kirin 9000 that first appeared within the Mate 40 Professional.
The aforementioned @RODENT950, in the meantime, is the primary to recommend that the bottom Huawei P50 will as an alternative use the marginally extra modest Kirin 9000E SoC.
Whether or not Huawei has discovered one other producer, or just stockpiled sufficient Kirin 9000 chips already to make use of them within the P50 Professional and Professional+, we’ll discover out. The 9000 is a formidable design primarily based on a 5nm die with 5G integration, which ought to deliver improved efficiency and battery life over the P40 sequence.
Ought to the American interference show an excessive amount of, then it’s potential that Huawei will transfer from its Kirin processors to MediaTek, though there was nothing to verify this thus far.
Of the rumours we have seen, there’s been little settlement on how giant the panel on the P50 can be. Some state 6.22in with a 2340×1080 decision, whereas others that it will likely be 6.58in with 2640×1200.
Prolific leaker @OnLeaks shared a render of what is claimed to be the P50 Professional, allegedly measuring in at 6.6in however in near-identical dimensions to the usual 6.1in P40. Primarily based on this, it is potential that the P50 will measure in at 6.22in whereas the P50 Professional will sport a bigger 6.6in display.
These hoping for 120Hz refresh charges look more likely to be dissatisfied although, as even the not too long ago introduced Mate 40 Professional solely comes with a 90Hz panel. All of the rumours we have seen thus far appear to recommend that this would be the case with the P50. Whereas this can be an enchancment on the P40 which solely managed 60Hz, it means the Huawei telephones can be lacking a flagship characteristic discovered on a lot of their rivals, notably the OnePlus 8T and Samsung Galaxy S21.
Cameras have lengthy been a formidable space for Huawei. On the P40 we have been blown away by the standard of the photographs from the praise of 50Mp f/1.9 wide-angle, 8Mp f/2.2 3x telephoto and 16Mp f/2.zero ultrawide optics.
The massive shift with the following P Sequence cameras seems to be the addition of a ‘liquid lens’, in accordance with quite a few Chinese language sources.
As noticed by GSMArena, established Chinese language tipster Digital Chat Station made point out of the expertise, more likely to be paired to Sony’s rumoured IMX782 picture sensor. In the meantime, a publish on AnTuTu’s web site, said that quite a few sources have steered Huawei can be implementing the expertise in its gadgets “for the primary time subsequent yr.”
As for what a liquid lens truly does, it’s going to will supposedly enable for considerably sooner autofocus speeds – all the way down to a matter of milliseconds – akin to the human eye. It will additionally be capable to ship superior picture stabilisation and higher but, ought to show extra sturdy than present equal digital camera programs.
Attributable to these strengths, it is thought that Huawei will use this characteristic on the P50 line’s telephoto sensors, versus the first digital camera.
There’s additionally discuss of a 5Mp digital camera to help with depth notion and focusing; for portrait and evening modes.
The renders shared by @OnLeaks appear to sport a single front-facing hole-punch digital camera on the alleged P50 Professional, down from the twin providing of the P40 vary. It is smart given the quantity of display actual property a dual-hole-punch takes up, however there are no particulars about what the only front-facing digital camera may supply proper now.
The P40 may already seize video at 4K/60fps, so there’s not a lot room for enchancment there, however Huawei may implement software program enhancements to bolster the already glorious stabilisation and focussing in video. No matter association Huawei decides to supply within the P50, we’re certain it will likely be the most effective round.
On the time of writing, the US ban on Huawei had its largest influence on the software program obtainable for its telephones. Google Play providers aren’t on supply, so accessing the Google Play retailer is off the desk until you wish to use a fairly technical workaround. Whether or not this adjustments or not within the foreseeable future is unsure. The US Presidential elections might have some bearing, however it should simply be a case of wait and see.
Within the meantime, Huawei has been working by itself working system, HarmonyOS, which may make its first look on gadgets in 2021. So, if the P50 does arrive then it might be fairly completely different to its predecessors.
For a roundup of gadgets that the Huawei P50 can be up in opposition to, check out our guides to the perfect smartphones and greatest Chinese language smartphones.
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