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Huawei P50 Pro presented: New Leica quad camera and waiver of 5G

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We had to wait a long time, but today it was finally time. Huawei introduced the new P50 series, consisting of a regular model and the Huawei P50 Pro officially before. In this article we look at that Promodel in more detail.

The manufacturer does not use 5G, or is forced to do so, because the US sanctions make the purchase and manufacture of 5G SoCs impossible. For this reason, Huawei relies on both the Kirin 9000 4G and the Snapdragon 888 4G from Qualcomm for its new flagships.

Huawei P50 Pro: Design

Last year, Huawei led with the P40 Pro Series introduces the so-called "quad-edge design", in which the glass on the front is slightly rounded on all four sides. On the one hand, it looks extremely impressive, but on the other hand, it also feels extremely high quality and pleasant, especially when gesture control is activated and you close an app by swiping from the bottom edge of the screen. At the P50 Pro However, the manufacturer decided to return to a normal edge design. The glass is only slightly rounded towards the frame on the left and right. Another innovation concerns the cut-out for the front camera. The predecessor had a very large recess with a number of sensors in the left corner, and on the predecessor this recess moves to the middle in the form of a small hole for the front camera, which looks much more modern.

Let us now look at the back, which also has some new features compared to the P40 Pro shows. It is still made of glass and is slightly rounded on both sides. Unlike its predecessor, the surface is unfortunately no longer matt, but glossy. Customers can choose between five different colors: black, white, gold, pink and blue.

At the P50 Pro four cameras are positioned in two huge black circles. Huawei itself refers to this design as "Dual-Matrix Camera Design". Something of this kind was first seen with the Huawei Nova 8 series and only recently with the Honor 50 series.

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Huawei P50 Pro: Technical specifications

The display measures 6,6 inches, has a resolution of 2.700 x 1.228 pixels and supports a fluid refresh rate of 120 Hertz, which means that the smartphone can display 120 individual images per second. It is of course a high-quality OLED, which guarantees rich black and contrast values. An optical fingerprint sensor has also been integrated into the display.

The software used is HarmonyOS, which was introduced a few weeks ago. The battery has a capacity of 4.360 mAh and can be charged quickly with a cable with up to 66 watts. The matching power supply is unfortunately not included in the scope of delivery. Wireless charging is also supported, but with 50 watts a little slower than with the cable. As already mentioned, either the Kirin 9000 4G or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G tinkers under the hood. Depending on the version, there is also 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal memory that can be expanded via an NM card.

The P-series from Huawei has always stood for new camera innovations and it goes without saying that this is also the case with the P50 Pro. Huawei uses the IMX800 as the main sensor, which has a resolution of 50 megapixels and, thanks to the enormous sensor size of 1/1.18″, coupled with the bright aperture of f/1.8, can absorb a lot of light. There is also a 13 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with a focal length of 13 mm and a monochrome camera with a resolution of 40 megapixels. In addition, the Huawei P50 Pro via a 64 megapixel zoom camera that enables 3,5x optical zoom and can be digitally zoomed up to 100x. The front camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels.

Prices and availability

The smallest version with 128 GB of internal storage costs 5.988 yuan (equivalent to approx. 780 euros), Huawei charges 6.488 yuan (equivalent to approx. 845 euros) for double storage and 512 yuan (equivalent to approx. 7.488 euros) for 975 GB of storage Table to be laid. The premium models with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash memory cost 7.988 yuan (equivalent to approx. 1.040 euros for the blue model) and an impressive 8.488 yuan (equivalent to approx. 1.105 euros for the black model). The P50 series was initially only presented for the Chinese market. However, Huawei confirmed a few weeks ago that the smartphones will also appear outside of China.

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Fabian Menzel

Fabian has been part of since mid-September 2020 TechnikNews and regularly provides the site with various news, but also with some test reports on smartphones. It's a lot of fun for him and he's extremely grateful to have such a great team at his side. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and occasionally taking photos with his Huawei P50 Pro.

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