Today was the big day, the Chinese giant has presented the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro, two smartphones that, frankly, bring an important design change at the same time as attractive, but unfortunately they only emphasize that the company he’s not going through his prime, and that it is being forced to give ground in the international market. I do not speak without reason. That a giant like Huawei comes out of the top 5 of international sellers may seem understandable to me, always taking into account all the problems it has suffered after the United States veto, but that it leaves the top 5 of sellers in China is already something worrying. I am not going to delve into this issue, since I would give to write a separate article, but I am clear that Huawei has to find a way out, and that this way out implies negotiating to achieve the end of the veto, under a realistic perspective it has no other option. Returning to the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro, we have two top-of-the-range terminals that, in my opinion, they release one of the best designs that I have had the opportunity to see on a smartphone. I really like the integration of the cameras in two circles on a vertical island with rounded caps that Huawei has adopted, and the front of the Pro model, with that curved finish on the sides, gives it a very nice touch. What can I say, I like these types of finishes since Samsung started betting on them with the Galaxy Edge series. Regarding the quality of construction, during the presentation event it was not specified what type of materials the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro use, but most likely they are manufactured in aluminum and glass, A combination that has long been established as the industry standard when it comes to premium smartphones. Specifications of the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro The two models start from a common base both in terms of design and hardware, although at the same time they present very clear differences. The Huawei P50 will only be available in a version configured with a SoC Snapdragon 888 4G, while the Huawei P50 Pro will be launched in two versions, one with the same SoC, and another with a Kirin 9000 4G. Yes, you read correctly, both terminals will be limited to 4G, something difficult to understand given that these SoCs are prepared to work with a 5G modem. We do not have an official explanation, but it hits my nose that it could be related, in whole or in part, to the US veto. In any case, there is no doubt that this represents an important step backwards (the Huawei P40 offers 5G), and launching top-of-the-range terminals in full 2021 limited to 4G is, to put it mildly, a mistake. This detail is undoubtedly one of the most important to take into account when analyzing the new Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro, so I didn’t want to overlook it. Now that we have it clear, we are ready to enter to see your keys at the hardware level. Huawei P50 Specifications – 6.5-inch OLED-type screen, with FHD + resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate. – Fingerprint reader integrated in the screen. – Snapdragon 888 SoC with 4G modem. – 8 GB of RAM. – 128GB or 256GB of storage capacity. – Rear cameras: 50 MP f / 1.8 main, 13 MP f / 2.2 wide-angle and 12 MP f / 3.4 periscope-type telephoto lens with optical image stabilizer and 5x optical zoom. – 13 MP f / 2.4 front camera. – 4,100 mAh battery with 66 watt fast recharge. – HarmonyOS 2.0 as the operating system. – Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. – IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. – Available in white, black and gold colors. Huawei P50 Pro Specifications – 6.6-inch OLED-type screen, with a resolution of 2,700 x 1,228 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. – Fingerprint reader integrated in the screen. – Snapdragon 888 SoC with 4G modem or Kirin 9000 with 4G modem. – 8GB-12GB of RAM. – 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage capacity. – Rear cameras: 50 MP f / 1.8 main, 13 MP f / 2.2 wide angle, 64 megapixel f / 3.5 telephoto lens with optical image stabilizer, 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. – 13 MP f / 2.4 front camera. – 4,360 mAh battery with 66 watt fast recharge, 50 watt wireless charging. – HarmonyOS 2.0 as the operating system. – Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. – IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. – Available in white, black, gold, pink and blue. Availability and price of the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro Although the international launch date has not yet been confirmed, nor the prices for Spain, I can anticipate the availability dates in China and the prices converted from yuan to euros So that you have, at least, some references of what we can expect, and when the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro could arrive. Huawei P50 It will be available in China from September. – 8GB and 128GB version: about 590 euros. – 8 GB and 256 GB version: about 650 euros. Huawei P50 Pro It will be available in China from August 12. – 8GB and 128GB version: about 780 euros. – 8 GB and 256 GB version: about 847 euros. – 8GB and 512GB version: about 976 euros. – 12 GB and 512 GB version: from 1,040 euros.
CNY - Chinese Yuan Renminbi