The high-end Huawei P50 series is expected to arrive soon. Read here what you may expect from the Huawei P50 Pro and its distinctive camera system. According to the latest rumours, the Huawei P50 series will be officially announced on Tuesday, April 27.
The new smartphones series will probably consist of three models. The Huawei P50 will be the base model, followed by the P50 Pro and finally the P50 Pro Plus. In this publication we limit ourselves to the Pro model. As in previous years, there will be an emphatic focus on the camera system.
Huawei P50 Pro with large camera
For a long time, the design and functions of the upcoming P50 models remained unknown. However, quite a bit of information has already appeared online. Two weeks ago the first product renders of the P50 Pro model appeared online, by OnLeaks. Striking here was the gigantic camera system. The source was not yet able to provide any information about the configuration.
Possibly the P50 Pro will be the first smartphone to incorporate a 1-inch image sensor; the Sony IMX800.
A larger image sensor can receive more light and is, therefore, better capable of capturing good quality images, especially in poor light conditions where high ISO settings are required. The Sony IMX800 is expected in April. These dates correspond to the expected release date of the P50 series, we will come back to this later. The same source indicated that the P50 Pro will have three cameras; wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and a periscopic zoom lens.
Design and Functions of the P50 Pro
The Huawei P50 Pro is expected to have a curved display on the sides. The display size and resolution will likely remain the same as its predecessor. It is a 6.6-inch OLED display with a QHD + resolution (2640 × 1200 pixels) and a high 120Hz refresh rate. The fingerprint sensor will be placed under the screen. In addition, the bezels will be further reduced, creating an even larger screen-to-body ratio.
Huawei seems to prefer a single punch-hole camera, which is located in the centre. The new placement also allows you to take better selfies, as the camera is always straight in front of your face. Cameras placed in one of the corners make it more difficult to photograph a straight face.
The device gets a high-quality metal frame and a glass back panel. The rear is dominated by the uniquely designed camera system, which also protrudes slightly from the housing. Huawei will not only use a high-quality Sony sensor, the Chinese manufacturer has had a successful collaboration with the renowned German lens manufacturer Leica for years.
Furthermore, it is expected that the Huawei P50 Pro 5G will incorporate an IR blaster and a dual speaker on the top and bottom of the device. According to some, Huawei also wants to pay extra attention to the gaming functions this time. The HiSilicon Kirin 9000 SoC with integrated 5G modem is placed under the hood. This chipset was also used for the Mate 40 series and Mate X2 foldable smartphone.
Release Huawei P50 models
Previously, the new P-series models were announced in March. However, Huawei has postponed the introduction by at least a month this year. The 1”-sensor from Sony may be partly related to this. In addition, Huawei hoped for easing from the US government, now that President Biden has taken over from Trump. However, the new government seems to see little reason to lift the trade ban.
It was briefly thought that Huawei would schedule a press conference for the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system on April 24. This OS is expected to debut as the operating system for future Huawei smartphones. The introduction of the new Huawei P50 series would follow three days later. However, some days ago Gizchina announced that the company is again facing delays in the supply chain. As a result, Huawei would be forced to postpone the launch until June this year.
A Lite variant does not seem to be on the schedule this year. The reason for this; the base model will most likely be equipped with a slightly less powerful chipset, the Kirin 9000E, instead of the Kirin 9000. Thus, the Huawei P50 can take over the role of the Lite model. This was probably decided due to a shortage of Kirin 9000 chips, caused by the US trade ban. In the coming period more details will undoubtedly be known about the new P50 line-up.
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