- Huawei P50 and P50 Pro have launched in China
- The P50 has a 90Hz display and Snapdragon 888 chip
- The P50 Pro offers a 120Hz screen and Kirin 9000 / Snapdragon 888 SoC
The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro have been launched in China. The Chinese manufacturer is known for announcing its P-series of flagship phones in the first quarter of the year. However, due to the issues related to the ongoing US trade ban and chipset supply issue, Huawei had to reportedly delay the launch of the P50 lineup.
The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are 4G LTE devices and do not come with 5G support like flagship phones from other brands. The P50 series offer some top-end specs such as Snapdragon 888 4G and Kirin 9000 4G CPU variants, up to 120Hz displays, up to 50-megapixel quad cameras, and 66W fast charging.
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro specifications and features
The Huawei P50 has a 6.5-inch OLED FHD+ flat panel, whereas the P50 Pro features a 6.6-inch OLED FHD+ slightly curved screen. Both smartphones sport a punch-hole display, in-screen fingerprint scanner, HDR10+, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. The P50 offers a 90Hz refresh rate, whereas the P50 Pro model supports a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Snapdragon 888 4G chipset is present under the hood of the P50 and P50 Pro smartphones. The Pro model will be also available with Kirin 9000 4G chipset version in China. The P50 duo offers up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of built-in storage. For additional storage, these phones are equipped with an NM card slot. The Huawei P50 gets a 4,100mAh battery that supports 66W wired charging. On the other hand, the P50 Pro has a 4,360mAh battery that offers 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
The Huawei P50’s rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and laser autofocus, a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and OIS support, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens. On the other side, the Huawei P50 Pro features a quad-camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS support, a 64-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with 3.5x optical zoom and OIS support, a 40-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens.
The P50 promises up to 80x hybrid zoom, whereas the P50 Pro offers an impressive 200x hybrid zoom. Other photography features offered by the P50 series include AIS Pro super anti-shake, 4K time-lapse photography, 1080p videos at 960fps, and 4K video recording in all focal lengths. The P50 duo are equipped with a 13-megapixel camera for capturing selfies.
The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro run HarmonyOS 2 based on Android 11. The other features that are available on the P50 duo include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, stereo speakers (only on P50 Pro), and a USB Type-C port. Lastly, both handsets feature an IP68 rating.
Huawei P50, P50 Pro pricing and availability
The Snapdragon 888 4G SoC powered Huawei P50 comes in two options such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at RMB 4,488 and RMB 4,988, respectively, and can be bought in hues like white, black, and gold.
The Huawei P50 Pro 4G with Snapdragon 888 4G comes in three options such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage for RMB 5,988 (~Rs 68,900), 8GB RAM + 256GB for RMB 6,488 (~Rs 74,600), and 8GB RAM + 512GB storage for RMB 7,488 (~Rs 86,100). It comes in multiple colours like white, black, pink, and gold.
The Kirin 9000 CPU variant of the P50 Pro 4G comes in two options such as 12GB RAM + 256GB storage for RMB 7,988 (~Rs 91,800) and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage for RMB 8,488 (~Rs 97,600). It can be purchased in colours like gradient blue and black. The P50 Pro with Kirin 9000 and the P50 will go sale in September in China, whereas the P50 Pro with Snapdragon 888 will be available from August 12th in the home market.