Huawei has finally lifted the curtains off its newest flagships, the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro. As expected, both sport upgraded optics, as well as flagship SoC’s, though this time, there’s a Snapdragon and Kirin variant, at least for the Pro version. Both devices boast an IP68 rating.
Both the P50 and P50 Pro boast FHD+ OLED displays, 6.5-inches flat on the vanilla, and 6.7-inches curved on the Pro. There’s high refresh rates – 90Hz on the former, and 120Hz on the latter, both with 300Hz touch sampling rate. The P50 is powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC, while the P50 Pro also has a model that packs a Kirin 9000 SoC. Oddly, Huawei has decided to opt out of 5G for both devices.
Under the hood, P50 has 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage, plus microSD card support. The Pro version, on the other hand, can have up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage plus an NM card slot. Both run on HarmonyOS 2.0.
Huawei retains the Leica branding for both phones, and has equipped the P50 with a 50MP main camera with OIS, a periscope for up to 5X zoom on a 12MP sensor with OIS, and a 13MP 16mm ultra-wide unit, while the Pro adds a 40MP Black and White camera and a 64MP periscope lens to the mix, apart from as a wider 13mm ultra-wide lens. Both feature 13MP front snappers.
P50 Pro in particular features XD Fusion Pro, which doubles the amount of light and delivers up to 28% more dynamic range. Both device can record up to 4K videos.
Battery-wise, you get a 4,360mAh and a 4,100mAh battery for the P50 and P50 Pro, respectively. Both support 66W wired fast charging via USB-C, as well as 50W wireless fast-charging.
Huawei P50 is priced at CNY4,488 for the 8GB+128GB variant, and CNY4,988 for twice the storage. The P50 Pro will retail for CNY5,988 for the 8GB+128GB Snapdragon 888 model, while the 256GB and 512GB models with either a Snapdragon 888 or a Kirin 9000 SoC are priced at CNY6,488 and CNY7,488, respectively.
Lastly, the 12GB+512GB unit will be available in two options, with the more affordable one costing CNY7,988 and the other at CNY8488.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.