Putting an end to the endless stream of leaks and rumors, Huawei has announced the launch date of the Huawei P50 series today. It will succeed the Huawei P40 series and arrive with a massive camera module, Kirin 9000 SoC, and more premium features.
Via a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Company CEO Richard Yu has confirmed that Phone will going to launch on July 29. The official teaser image states that the Huawei P50 series will launch in China next week at 7:30 PM local time.
As of now, the rumours suggests that we are only set to see a vanilla version of the Huawei P50, with no word on a ‘Pro’ or ‘Plus’ model.
Huawei P50 specs (Rumoured)
While details about the specs of the Huawei P50 are still scarce, there are several rumours suggesting it will opt for the 1-inch Sony camera we seen on Leica’s first smartphone. Additionally, the phone is also rumoured to opt for the Kirin 9000 SoC but could switch to the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform once chip production issues are resolved.
Earlier reports have suggested that Huawei will leverage a custom-made Sony sensor called the Sony IMX800 for the P50 series. It will reportedly be a 1-inch mobile sensor, much like the one we saw on the new Leica Phone 1 smartphone. The sensor is reported to have a 50MP resolution and an RYYB color filter. However, this sensor will only be on the Pro and Pro+ variants. The vanilla P50 will reportedly pack an inferior Sony IMX707 sensor for its primary camera.
As per recent leaks, the Huawei P50 will come with a triple camera setup, including the Sony IMX707 sensor, a Sony IMX600 sensor, and a 3x telephoto camera. The P50 Pro, on the other hand, will reportedly include a quad-camera array with the IMX800 sensor, an OV64A OmniVision camera, a 5x periscope camera, and a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor.
Additionally, there is no confirmation on which operating system the P50 series will opt for, but we imagine that Huawei will go with HarmonyOS 2.0. The absence of Google’s Mobile services has dealt the smartphone maker a huge blow, particularly in international markets. Now, it is worth mentioning that the company has not officially unveiled the specs of the P50 series. So, we will have to wait until the July 29 launch event to learn all the details.