Huawei, the troubled China-based technology giant after the sanctions imposed by the United States, is still trying to do everything it can to save its smartphone business. In the latest attempt, the company has launched its latest flagship smartphones in its home market — Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro.
Both the smartphones come powered by the company’s own HarmonyOS. For those who are unaware, HarmonyOS is Huawwei’s own operating system and the firm started rolling it out for its existing phones earlier this year. The OS was first launched when the company was barred from using Google’s Android operating system as a part of US-imposed sanctions.
If you are wondering, then yes, you can still use Android applications on HuaweiOS. There have been rumors about HarmonyOS being a forked version of open source Android but the company has denied those claims.
As for the specifications, both the newly launched smartphones come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset but the connectivity is only limited to 4G.There are models that use Huawei’s own Kirin 9000 processor but the company has not mentioned support of 5G connectivity on any of the models.
The Huawei P50 features a 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate while the Pro variant comes with a 6.6-inch panel offering a 120Hz refresh rate. The standard model comes with a triple-camera setup that includes a 50MP True-Chroma camera, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens.
On the other hand, the Pro variant has a quad-camera setup that includes a 50MP color and 40MP mono True-Chroma lenses, along with a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto lens. Both the smartphones come with a 13MP snapper on the front side for taking selfies and video calling.
The P50 and P50 Pro are powered by a 4,100mAh battery and 4,360mAh battery respectively. They both have support for 66W super-fast charging technology but only the Pro version comes with 50W wireless charging support.
Pricing of the Huawei P50 starts at 4,488 yuan (~$695) for the 8GB RAM And 128GB internal storage model while the P50 Pro with the same memory configuration is priced at 5,988 yuan, which is about $927. The Pro variant will go on sale from 12th August while the P50 will be available from September. It is not yet clear if the devices will go on sale outside Chin.