In 2019 seeing a 5G handset was kind of rare, but in 2020, they started to become more common, and in 2021, 5G flagship phones have become the standard. However, this is a standard that apparently Huawei isn’t adopting as the company has officially announced their brand new P50 series which oddly enough, lacks 5G.
That being said, if you can put that aside, the P50 series are actually rather feature-rich and powerful handsets. Starting with the Huawei P50, the company is equipping the phone with a 6.5-inch OLED with a 90Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2700×1224. The P50 Pro will sport a slightly larger 6.6-inch display with a 2700×1228 resolution but with a faster 120Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, both phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, but the P50 Pro will be offered in a Kirin 9000 variant. Both phones will also feature 8GB of RAM (up to 12GB for the Pro), and up to 512GB of internal storage, and that’s where the similarities kind of end.
In the camera department, the P50 will use a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP main, a 13MP ultrawide, and a 12MP telephoto, while the P50 Pro will have a quad camera setup that consists of a 50MP main, a 40MP mono, a 13MP ultrawide, and a 64MP telephoto. The batteries will also slightly differ where the P50 will have a 4,100mAh battery while the Pro will pack a larger 4,360mAh battery, but both will support 66W fast charging.
As for pricing, the P50 will be priced starting at $695, while the Pro will go for $927. There is currently no word on whether or not the P50 series will find their way outside of China, but do note that both handsets will be running Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2.0 instead of Android.