The Huawei P50 series, the company’s newest line of high-end phones, came out in China in July. It will take over from the Huawei P40 series in 2020. It has a unique design, better performance, and better camera hardware.
Huawei’s P series is known for having cutting-edge camera features, and we thought that we’d see a launch outside of China at some point. That launch is finally here. Instead of the regular P50, Huawei is launching the P50 Pocket and the P50 Pocket Premium Edition, both of which were made by Iris van Herpen.
The Huawei P50 Pro
It is the Huawei P50 Pro. It has a 6.8-inch curved OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. With 8GB of RAM, the phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chipset. It also has 256GB of flash storage.
Four cameras are on the back, and Huawei says they equip with its new Dual Matrix system. Double matrix: made up of a 10-channel sensor, Huawei’s XD Optics, and an image processor called XD Fusion Pro. It improves the clarity of images and has a lot of dynamic range.
In addition to the primary 50MP sensor with OIS, a 64MP periscope camera can zoom 3.5x optically and up to 100x digitally, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 40MP monochrome sensor. These four cameras work together to give you the best possible picture. In the middle of the 1228 x 2700 resolution screen is a 13MP selfie camera that can take a picture.
The Huawei P50 Pro has a 4,360 mAh battery that can charge at 66W with the charger that comes with the phone. It can also be charged wirelessly at 50W with a charging pad that works with the phone.
It also has Bluetooth 5.2, IP68 dust and water protection, a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, and more. Google Play Services won’t work on this phone. EMUI 12 runs out of the box.
The Huawei P50 Pro is launching in Golden Black and Cocoa Gold.
The Huawei P50 Pocket
Huawei showed off the Huawei P50 Pocket in China back in December. It’s a stylish clamshell foldable phone that competes with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in style. It’s the first foldable smartphone from the company to have a clamshell shape, and it has the same dual-ring design as the Huawei P50 Pro. The first ring has a cover display, and the second one has camera sensors inside it. The main screen is a 6.9-inch OLED panel with 2700 x 1228. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch rate of 300Hz. Read more: The Sony Xperia Pro-I is primarily a camera
With a 10-channel multi-spectrum sensor and XD Fusion Pro image engine, Huawei’s Dual Matrix camera system improves image clarity and high dynamic range. The phone also comes with Huawei’s new XD Fusion Pro image engine, which improves image clarity and high dynamic range. A 40MP primary camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 32MP “super spectrum sensor” make up the three rear-facing cameras (likely to be a monochrome sensor). Read also: Huawei P50 Pocket Review: Specifications, Features
The Huawei P50 Pocket has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chipset as the Huawei P50 Pro. It has 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage, just like the Huawei P50 Pro. It has a 4,000mAh battery that can charged at 40W.
On the side of the phone, there is a fingerprint scanner. The phone can also be unlock with your face using primary and selfie cameras. The Huawei P50 Pocket has EMUI 12 but no Google Play Services.
The prices and availability
There are only a few “key markets” where the Huawei P50 series will release at first. They are in “The Asia Pacific, The Middle East & Africa, Europe and Latin America.” To find out if one of these phones is available in your area, you can check out Huawei’s consumer website. Below, you can find European pricing information.
- The P50 Pro costs €1199
- P50 Pocket costs €1299
- The Premium Edition of the P50 Pocket costs €1599.