Huawei is still preparing to launch the P50 series smartphone models, but the company’s plans seem to have been pushed for later than we normally expected. The P series of the past were launched sometime between February and March, but this year we might have to wait until May to see the new flagships of the Chinese company. In the meantime, however, we are still receiving images with the possible design of the phones, and the newest ones seem to be almost “final”, based on the official plans.
Huawei P50 uses an unusual design for the cameras
The source of these images is Waqar Khan, who posted them on his YouTube channel and on Twitter. The images are based on the same shots we’ve seen in the past. In fact, the new images do not present the Huawei P50 model in a very different way from what we have already seen, but these are now the most detailed images with the phone so far.
We are talking about the “standard” model of Huawei P50, equipped with a flat screen and a four-camera system, arranged in two separate modules. It seems that Huawei is adopting the dual-lift camera, as we have seen lately from manufacturers such as Apple or OnePlus. Each camera module includes two lenses and two sensors, probably a module equipped with the three “standard” cameras, wide, ultrawide and zoom, along with a secondary module currently unknown (depth or macro?).
More advanced cameras are expected for the P50 Pro, such as a periscopic zoom and a 3D TOF sensor, as we have seen on Pro models in the past.
This could be Huawei’s latest high-end series
Rumor has it that the Huawei P50 Pro will also be equipped with the proprietary Kirin 9000 chipset, which was the basis of the Mate 40 and Mate X2 models. It was rumored in the fall, before TSMC stopped deliveries of chips to Huawei, that there was a stock of less than 20 million such chips in Huawei’s warehouses. Given that two generations of Kirin 9000 phones have already been produced, the stock of components for the Huawei P50 series may be limited.
For this reason, the Huawei P50 could be the company’s latest high-end smartphone, until it manages to produce top processors without American technologies or until the situation with the US is resolved.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.