Huawei’s latest P-series smartphone runs on HarmonyOS 2.0 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC for the first time.
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro Now officially announced in China. They are the brand’s first smartphones to run on HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box. Numerous expert evaluations have now shown that the operating system developed by Huawei is very similar to open source Android operating system from Google. to be precise; HarmonyOS 2.0 is apparently built on Android 10. Several references to “version 10” are found in the code and even the popular Android Q easter egg app has been copied to the new version. Harmony Operating System.
Huawei also does not deny that it uses a large number of third-party open source sources, including Linux. Of course, Huawei can save a lot of valuable time in this way. However, those who would have liked an alternative on Android and iOS will be disappointed. It is clear that Huawei had to focus on the speed of development, so that there was little time to add its own creative ideas. But what is not so can of course come.
Huawei P50 series with HarmonyOS 2.0
Although HarmonyOS is very similar to Android, not only well-known Google apps and services are available, such as the Play Store, but also Gmail, Maps and YouTube, for example. Meanwhile, Huawei has Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), which includes Huawei AppGallery – an alternative to the Google Play Store. However, not all known applications are yet available. For example, Twitter, TikTok, and SnapChat can be downloaded, but that does not apply (yet) to Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix.
The Pro model is now available in China, and the base model will be released next month. The new P-series models are expected to be announced in Europe in September/October. As we are used to from the Huawei P series, the focus is once again firmly on the cameras that were designed in collaboration with Leica.
The P50 series features an all-new dual-array camera design. A unique dual-ring architecture has been selected, with highly advanced True-Chroma Shot technology, Huawei XD Optics and XD Fusion Pro Image Engine, which together ensure perfect image clarity, high dynamic range and improved intelligent capture capabilities.
the new Huawei smartphones Available in several exotic colors: Cocoa Gold (cream), Charming Rose (pink), Black Gold (black) and Pearl White (white). A special azure variant is also released for the Huawei P50 Pro, with a dynamic color scheme that changes based on lighting conditions. Below you will find all the details about both models.
Huawei P50 smartphone with AIS Pro image stabilization
The new P-series smartphone has a bigger screen and a bigger battery, but the phone is lighter and thinner than before. Thanks to the rounded edges, the device feels comfortable in the hand. The device is IP68 certified, which means that the casing is dust and water resistant.
The base model is equipped with a 6.5-inch True Chroma AMOLED display. The flat screen has a resolution of 2700 x 1224 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz for more comfort when scrolling. The 458dpi screen can display more than one billion colors. This time, a single-hole selfie camera was chosen, which is placed in the middle of the screen. The front camera has a 13MP image sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. However, it is a 4G variant – this has to do with trade sanctions from the US, which means Huawei is still not able to cooperate with US companies and / or companies that use. American technology/equipment.
It’s also the first time that P-series smartphones aren’t powered by Huawei’s own Kirin SoC – which is also the result of a trade boycott. As standard, the P50 is equipped with 8 GB of RAM, in addition to this, there is a choice of 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
The advanced triple camera consists of a 50MP True-Chroma camera with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens, a 13MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with OIS and AF support.
Videos can be captured in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). An updated AIS Pro image stabilization system is included, which ensures that you can also make still video recordings manually, even when using the zoom function – according to the manufacturer.
In addition, a dual stereo speaker is included, which contributes to a good audio experience. The smartphone will be equipped with a 4100 mAh battery that supports Huawei SuperCharge technology with a power of 66 watts. However, charger is not included. You will find a flexible transparent case in the sales package – a transparent phone case to protect the device from scratches and bumps.
Huawei P50 Pro camera with large zoom range
The Pro model is equipped with many extras compared to the base model. Think of an extra high-end camera with a special zoom lens, a rounded screen with a higher refresh rate, and a bigger battery.
Unlike the base model, the P50 Pro is equipped with a beautiful 3D curved glass display. It is a 6.6-inch OLED screen, and the refresh rate is also higher with the Pro model; 120 Hz instead. 90 Hz. Both models have a touch sampling rate of 300Hz.
The Huawei P50 Pro also has an additional advanced camera with more zoom options. There is a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, as well as a 40-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS.
The latter enables a 3.5x optical zoom lens. This might sound like a little on paper. Certainly regarding P40 Pro, which is equipped with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. However, it is not easy to compare these two data.
Thanks to XD Optics and the Huawei XD Fusion Pro image engine, the 64MP telephoto camera with optical image stabilization is capable of capturing detailed 100x zoom photos – better quality than digital zoom photos. Thanks to the quad-layer sensor technology, 16MP photos are captured, with a lot of detail and little noise.
Do you want to enlarge the image even further? The device supports an amazing 200x magnification. The first expert reviews should make it clear if you really benefit from this extra zoom range. Image quality is supposed to degrade so much after 100x zoom that it’s best to ignore this function. Macro photos can be taken from a distance of 2.5 cm.
Finally, the Huawei P50 Pro is also equipped with a larger battery – thanks in part to the slightly larger screen with support for 120Hz. 4360 mAh battery supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The Pro model comes standard with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. By the way, the new P-series models do not support a microSD card.
In China, the Huawei P50 is available at a starting price of about 585 euros. For the P50 Pro, prices start at 780 euros. International rates will undoubtedly rise, in part due to local taxes and surcharges.
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