Huawei P50, Huawei P50 Pro launched with up to 120Hz OLED, Snapdragon 888 SoC, 50MP cameras: price, specifications

The Huawei P50 series smartphones lack the Android OS and Google services.

Highlights
  • Huawei has launched the Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro smartphones in China.
  • The Huawei P50 price starts at CNY 4,500 (approximately Rs 51,797) and the Huawei P50 Pro price starts at CNY 5,988 (approximately Rs 68,893).
  • Both smartphones lack the Android operating system, Google Play Store, and other Google services.

The Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro have been launched. The two smartphones were unveiled at an event in China. As the name suggests, the Huawei P50 series comes as a successor to the Huawei P40 lineup that was launched last year. Although the Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro pack some exciting hardware features, most people might not buy the phones due to the lack of Google Play Store and Google services. The handsets don’t even come with the Android OS. Instead, you get Harmony OS 2,  a modified version of Android. Let’s have a look at the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro prices and specifications.

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Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro prices

The Huawei P50 price is CNY 4,500 (approximately Rs 51,797) for the base variant, which has 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. The 8GB+256GB model costs CNY 5,000 (approximately Rs 57,565). The Huawei P50 will go on sale in China in September. However, an exact sale date hasn’t been revealed. There is also no information regarding the global availability of the phone.

The Huawei P50 Pro price is CNY 5,988 (approximately Rs 68,893) for the base model. It has Snapdragon 888 SoC, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage. The 8GB+256GB and 8GB+512GB variants are priced at CNY 6,488 (approximately Rs 74,651) and CNY 7,488 (CNY 86,159). People can have these two versions with either the Snapdragon 888 chipset or the Kirin 9000 processor. All three configurations will be up for pre-orders in China starting July 30th and will go on sale on August 12th.

The Huawei P50 Pro also comes in 12GB RAM + 512GB configuration. It will be available with the Kirin 9000 SoC. It costs CNY 7,988 (approximately Rs 91,923) for the blue colour variant and CNY 8,488 (approximately Rs 97,677) for the special edition version which comes in black colour. These two models will be available to purchase in China in September.

Huawei P50 specifications

The Huawei P50 has a 6.5-inch OLED display with a QHD+ resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. The display can produce 1.07 billion colours and according to the brand, the screen has 1,440Hz PWM dimming. There is a punch-hole at the top-centre portion of the screen. There is no info on the display protection.

Powering the Huawei P50 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The smartphone is available in 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB configurations. You get the Harmony OS 2 operating system, which is a modified version of the Android OS. The phone lacks Google Mobile Services (GMS), which means that there is no Google Play Store or any of Google’s services on board.

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In terms of imaging, the Huawei P50 has three rear cameras, a 50MP primary camera with PDAF, laser AF, and OIS, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, OIS, and PDAF. The rear camera setup can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second. At the front, there is a 12MP camera with a 4K/30fps video recording option.

As for the battery, the Huawei P50 packs a 4,100mAh unit with 66W charging speed. The phone doesn’t get a wireless charging option. Connectivity options include dual-SIM 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

Huawei P50 Pro specifications

The Huawei P50 Pro features a 6.6-inch OLED display. It has QHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1.07 billion colours, and 1,440Hz PWM dimming. The screen has a punch-hole at the top-centre portion for the front camera. The brand, however, has not revealed anything about the scratch/drop protection that the display offers.

The Huawei P50 Pro is available with two processor options, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and the Kirin 9000. You can get the device in 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 8GB+512GB, and 12GB+512GB configurations. As for the operating system, you get  Harmony OS 2. Similar to the Huawei P50, the Huawei P50 Pro doesn’t get any Google service either.

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Coming to the imaging, the Huawei P50 Pro has a quad-camera setup at the rear. It has a 50MP primary sensor with PDAF, laser AF, and OIS, a 13MP ultrawide lens, a 64MP telephoto unit with 3.5x optical zoom and OIS, and a 40MP monochrome camera. For selfies, you get a 13MP camera sensor. While the rear camera can record 4K/60fps videos, the front can record 4K/30fps videos.

Moving on to the battery, the Huawei P50 Pro has is a 4,360mAh unit and the phone supports 66W wired and 50W wireless charging. Connectivity options include dual-SIM 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, dual-band GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and IP68 water and dust resistance.