Huawei’s latest flagship phones are here and they’re already breaking records. The P50 Pro is the first phone to ever get a perfect score for both its rear-facing and front-facing camera on DXOMark, an industry standard ranking of digital cameras across different brands. And you can see more footage from their unboxing video if that gets your blood pumping.
The Huawei P50 Pro is already on pre-order in China and will become available for purchase on August 12. However, you can expect the vanilla variant of this device to launch a month later with it being expected in September. The two devices are supposed to be made globally available, but have not been given any pricing information at all yet – let’s see how many people are interested though.
Huawei P50 Pro key features:
The public has so far had mixed reactions when it comes to these new flagships from Huawei as several key features were omitted such as waterproofing and wireless charging capabilities while others remained like its Leica camera or fingerprint sensor embedded within the home button that offers an accurate reading even if your fingers aren’t wet of dirty.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a sleek and powerful phone with an 8 MP front-facing camera. The 3,400 mAh battery can power the device for up to 30 hours on standby or 10 continuous hours of video playback! It also comes preinstalled with HarmonyOS 2.0 which includes the latest version of their AppGallery that has all your favourite apps like Facebook Messenger, YouTube Music Lite (and many other great ones). This masterpiece will only work on 4G networks as it lacks any 5G capabilities but if you’re looking for something light and easy without having to worry about updates every few months then this might be what’s right for you.
Beyond the chipset, there are a couple of features that make these devices interesting. The cameras offer 50MP sensors with OIS in both the main and secondary camera on each model. One model has an extra 40MP sensor for black & white photography which is helpful if you need to digitally zoom or just want better quality snaps at night time! Then we have the new periscope telephoto lens setup it’s 10x more versatile than standard lenses because this one offers 90mm focal length (about 3.5 times magnification) AND 64 MP resolution so photos come out crisp as can be when using digital zoom functions during daytime too.
The vanilla model of the camera is a more traditional 125mm periscope in front of 12MP lens. This offers 5x magnification, making it great for close-ups and detail shots. A 13MP sensor makes up this ultra wide module; not as impressive when compared to the larger 40MP sensor in its P40 Pro counterpart.
The P50 series borrows the charging system from the Mate 40 Pro 67W wired and 50W wireless. That’s a solid upgrade over the P40 Pro (40W/27 watts) and an even bigger one than on vanilla phone, which now gets IP68 dust protection as well (the only thing it lacked before).
The latest Samsung Galaxy S phone has a new display that features AMOLED panels with around 450 ppi pixel density. It is less exciting than the company’s previous models because it does not have any major upgrades, but still runs at higher refresh rates – 120Hz for the Pro and 90 Hz for the vanilla model.
You are looking at the Chinese prices, but you can still make some calculations. The Huawei P50 Pro with a Snapdragon 888 and 8/128GB of memory costs CNY 6,000 ($930). Upgrading to more memory will set you back an additional 1% in cost (CNY 600) if your purchase is for 256GB which allows you to pick the Kirin 9000; this was fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm node instead of Samsung’s like the Snapdragon.
The pricing differences between China and Europe have been examined by economists who say that there may be multiple factors contributing including higher taxes imposed outside China as well as regional price fluctuations due to transportation or currency conversion rates.
You’re not going to find anything that is as good a match for the Huawei P50 Pro in terms of specs and price, or even come close. For CNY 4500 (about $700) you can get an entry-level laptop without much power, 500GB hard drive with a low battery life span; A mid-tier gaming PC might be worth it if you were looking at graphics but most people don’t need more than 200 GB on their computer so there’s no point paying extra money for something they won’t use this time round either.
The OnePlus 9 Pro (8/256 GB) starts at CNY 5,000. This gets you a 525 ppi AMOLED display with 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, 50MP ultra wide-angle camera and 8MP 3.3x tele camera for just about the same price as Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra (8/256GB). However this one has an even better resolution ultra wide main sensor of 1 inch size that is 48 megapixels and comes with a 120mm periscope which also has its own dedicated rear 46 MP secondary screen plus it offers much higher pixel density on your primary displays.