After several months of consecutive delays in unveiling the new flagships of 2021, Huawei finally unveiled the new P50 series handsets on Thursday, July 20, 2021; In addition to the Huawei P50, there is only one other member in this family (at least so far) called the P50 Pro, and contrary to the usual practice, there is no Pro + version. As usual, the emphasis in this family is on the camera set, and we also encounter some interesting points in the field of screen and processor. Both models are also expected to be available in global markets and therefore do not support 5G connectivity (due to Huawei's limitations in using chips equipped with this feature).
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro should be considered as the first important Huawei phones that Launched from the ground up with the company's new HarmonyOS software platform. The HarmonyOS platform, the second version of which was officially introduced a while ago, is a way to be independent of the Google version of Android and its related software, and the presence of distinctive versions of this platform (similar to HarmonyOS) on other Huawei hardware devices, forming an integrated ecosystem in the future. Promises. The unveiling of the P50 series took place a few months later than usual, which is undoubtedly due to the extensive US sanctions and Huawei's restrictions on the purchase of processing chips and other critical (technology-related) hardware components. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business, last June, during the unveiling of HarmonyOS 2.0, declined to give an exact date for the introduction of the P50 series "for reasons you all know." However, the P50 and P50 Pro, despite all the problems, have finally been officially introduced, and although the lack of 5G and Google apps are obvious disadvantages, the usual charms of the flagship phones can still be clearly seen in these two models. p>
P50 and P50 Pro, despite the obvious differences in terms of screen, camera and some other things such as battery, have many similarities to each other, so we will introduce them together and point out the differences instead. Appearance - Dimensions
Although the P50 and P50 Pro have undergone many changes in appearance and design compared to the P40 family last year, this new design is thanks to numerous official and unofficial images released from this The two phones are by no means strangers and have long been accepted in the minds of users as Huawei's new design. The most important factor in the design of these two phones naturally belongs to the shape of the rear cameras, which have experienced a big change compared to the P40 series; In this section, instead of a large and elongated rectangle, an oval area of the same color as the body is used, inside which two completely large circles can be seen at the top and bottom. These two circles fit the camera lens and give it a more uniform appearance. The continued presence of the Leica logo in this episode also seems interesting.
Changes The design of these two models has continued in the upper part, and apparently for the first time, a central punch hole has been used for Huawei's flagship phones. This design, while giving the series a cleaner look, has eliminated last year's ToF 3D sensor. We will talk more about the quality of this camera in the following.
Huawei did not mention much about the body material in these two phones, but from the images, we see a transparent glass cover in both models, which will not hesitate in absorbing the slightest fingerprints. An important difference between the P50 and P50 Pro is the curved edges of the screen in the Pro model and the smoothness of these edges in the P50, which was repeated in the P40 family last year.
With the removal of the + Pro version, the screen dimensions in these two models have also changed compared to Huawei's usual routine, while last year the P40 had a 6.1-inch screen and the P40 Pro and P40 + had 6.58-inch panels. The regular version is 6.5 inches and the Pro version is 6.6 inches. This change in dimensions naturally affects the length and width of these two models as well, making the P50, in particular, a much larger phone than last year's counterpart;
The length and width of the P50 are 156.5 and 73.8 mm, respectively, which, despite being larger than the P40 of the previous year, still offer quite good dimensions compared to other 6.5-inch flat screens, thanks to the small margins around the screen; The height of the phone's attractiveness in terms of dimensions lies in its thickness, which despite the larger capacity of the battery, not only has not increased, but with a figure of 7.9 mm is something close to 0.6 mm smaller than last year's P40. With a larger screen size of 0.4 inches and an increase in battery capacity, we expect a whole lot more weight from this phone than the P40, but in practice it weighs only 181 grams and is only 6 grams heavier!
These ratios are completely repeated in the P50 Pro; Where the length and width are 158.8 and 72.8 mm, respectively, compared to the P40 Pro, it is only 0.6 mm longer and 0.2 mm wider. The P50 Pro also increased battery capacity compared to the P40 Pro, but this increase did not lead to an increase in thickness, and by 8.5 mm, it decreased by almost 0.45 mm. The pinnacle of design engineering in this model is to be found in its weight, which, despite the larger screen and battery capacity, has been reduced by 14 grams to 195 grams.
Both of these phones meet IP68 resistance standard to prevent dust penetration and immersion in They use clear water (with a certain depth and time).
As mentioned, Huawei has used a larger screen for the regular version of the device this time around, and while the P40 was only 6.1 inches last year, the P50 used a much larger 6.5-inch panel. Has been; Increasing the dimensions, of course, is not the only change in this display, and its 10-bit size will mean support for 1 billion colors. The resolution of this OLED panel has also increased from 1080 2340 pixels to 1224 2700 pixels. The refresh rate is not exempt from this change and has reached 90 Hz. The touch-up speed of the P50 display reaches an impressive 300 Hz, and the manufacturer speaks of a frequency above 1,440Hz for dimming with PWM technology.
In the P50 Pro the screen size is 6.6 inches but still with the same 10-bit panel with a resolution of 1228 2700 Pixel, 300 Hz touch capture rate and 1,440 Hz frequency reduction PWM light. A major change in this mode is the display's 120Hz refresh rate, which has only been replicated once again on Huawei's nova 8 Pro and appears for the first time in a P-series flagship. The screen edges on the P50 Pro are curved like the P40 Pro, which has a positive effect on its appearance.
In introducing these two models, Huawei did not mention the type of glass coating on their screens, but considering the position and category of P50 and P50 Pro, one can expect the presence of glass with It had quality in this part. Main Cameras
But the most important attraction of Huawei's P flagships has been in their cameras for several years now, and the P50 series, with the continued presence of the Leica brand, is certainly no exception; The main camera of both phones is 50 megapixels with the possibility of combining 4 pixels in one pixel and high quality image capture with a default resolution of 12.5 megapixels. The camera sees a f/1.8 aperture in front of it, which is wider than f/1.9 last year. The only difference between the two main 50-megapixel cameras (at least on paper) is the presence of OIS on the Pro model and its absence from the regular version; Which probably didn't go unnoticed in the P50 Pro as the number one new list of top mobile cameras on the DXOMark website. The P50 Pro achieves this title by overtaking the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
The second common camera between the two phones is a 13-megapixel ultraviolet with f/2.2, which has a focal length of 13 mm and apparently lacks autofocus. The path of the P50 and P50 Pro differs from here, and the visual superiority of the Pro version is well evident. The third camera in the P50 Pro is a 64-megapixel telephoto model with a 90mm periscope lens, which offers about 3.9x optical zoom compared to the main camera's 23mm focal length. The aperture of the lens in front of this camera is f/3.5 and it also has autofocus and OIS.
The P50 does not neglect the telephoto periscope camera and even supports a zoom range of more than 5x with a focal length of 125 mm. The only downside compared to the P50 Pro is the resolution of this camera, which goes from 64 megapixels in the Pro version to only 12 megapixels. The front lens has an aperture of f/3.4 and naturally supports OIS and autofocus. The list of cameras in the P50 ends here, but the P50 Pro has another star in the sleeve.
The fourth and final camera used in the P50 Pro is a 40-megapixel black and white (monochrome) camera with a 26mm f/1.6 lens. It was last used in this family in P20 Pro in 2018. The camera's monochrome sensor enhances the main camera's ability to capture small image details and reduces noise, especially in low light environments. Other functions of this sensor include depth field detection, which will be effective in creating a bokeh effect.
The maximum video resolution of the main camera of both phones is still 4K at 30 or 60 frames per second, and again, they are not 8K. In the structure of both models, there is an image fusion system called XD FusionPro, which, according to Huawei, doubles the amount of light received compared to the P40 Pro, leading to a 28% increase in dynamic range. Selfie Camera
The structure of both phones uses a single 13-megapixel selfie camera, which at a glance shows a slight decline compared to the 32-megapixel camera in the P40 family. This is especially true for the P50 selfie camera, as the resolution of this camera has been reduced from 32 megapixels f/2.0 to 13 megapixels f/2.4, and the ToF sensor has no place next to it. This camera also does not have autofocus like the P40. In the P50 Pro, however, the conditions are slightly better, and while still reducing sharpness and removing ToF are important points, at least autofocus has not been removed from the set. The camera's aperture is, of course, completely closed (f/2.4 vs. f/2.2), and while it supports 4K video capture, it apparently has no place at 60 frames per second, unlike the P40 Pro P. The field of view of this camera is 100 degrees.
processor and memory
P50 Pro Plus The Snapdragon 888 also comes with the Kirin 9000 processor in some areas, and interestingly, even this chipset lacks 5G connectivity, unlike the regular version. The P50 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of internal storage. The P50 Pro has 8GB of RAM in either 128GB or 256GB, but another version with 512GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM is also available. The list of specifications of these two phones does not mention external memory and apparently there is no memory slot in them. Battery and Charger The battery capacity of both handsets has been increased from 3,800mAh in last year's P40 to 4,100mAh in the P50 and from 4,200mAh in the P40 Pro to 4,360mAh The P50 Pro has arrived. Although these changes are interesting compared to the previous counterparts of these two models, but at a glance, their screen size is not so great and they are in a lower position than competitors who have exceeded the limit of 5 million ampere in this field.
In terms of charging speed, of course, it offers much better conditions, and while the P40 and P40 Pro last year only supported 22.5 and 40 watts of charging power, respectively, in both the P50 and P50 Pro models we find a powerful 66-watt wired charger. Wireless charging still has no place in the P50, but the P50 Pro upgraded last year's 27-watt wireless charging power to 50 watts. Another ambiguous point is that there is no mention of reverse wireless charging on the P50 Pro specs screen, which was one of the attractive features of the P40 Pro for charging other wireless charging devices by placing them on the back of the phone.
as a weirder point He mentioned the list of items in the P50 content box, which, according to Huawei's official website, and unlike the P50 Pro, does not include a charger! Communication options
Color - Price - Time to market
The Huawei P50 is available in three colors Black (Golden), Gold (Cocoa Gold) and Pearl White (P50 Pro) in addition to these three colors It also allows users to choose a pink version (Charm Pink). Both phones, as mentioned, are equipped with the HarmonyOS platform by default, but as a very interesting point, the operating system column or Operating System is not in the list of specifications of these two phones on the Huawei website, and the Harmony platform is not mentioned (at least so far). ! Both the P50 and P50 Pro will be available in global markets, but the release date and price details are not yet known.
in the Chinese market, but detailed information and time of presence in the market are available and can be pre-ordered. The Huawei P50 will be available in China in September, and the 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB versions are priced at 4,488 and 4,988 yuan (at current exchange rates of $ 694 and $ 771, respectively).
P50 Pro It is available for pre-order from today and its first presence in the market will be on August 12 (August 21, 1400). The cheapest configuration with the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at 5,988 yuan ($ 926) and the two versions 8GB/256GB and 8GB/512GB with Kirin 9000 or Snapdragon 888 processors are priced at 6.488 and 7.48, respectively. $ 1,003 and $ 1,158).
Finally, the special edition P50 Pro with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory is also priced at 7,988 and 8,488 yuan ($ 1,235 and $ 1,313) in cloud blue, airy and black (apparently matte), respectively!/p>