Huawei usually announces its P-series flagship during the month of March but this year, thanks to the ongoing US ban starting to bite, the smartphone maker has delayed launching the P50 range. Until now, that is because Huawei is finally set to unveil its new P50 series during an event in China on July 29th.
Rumored to sport Sony’s IMX800 camera module that has a 1-inch sensor, the P50 series is claimed by Huawei’s Richard Yu on Weibo to feature a ‘new mobile imaging technology’. Other rumors point to the regular P50 being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor but sans 5G connectivity due to the vagaries of the license issued by the US government.
Since the US sanctions are still in effect, it’s likely that we won’t see the P50 series on sale in western markets in any great numbers which is sad news if you are a smartphone enthusiast. The P50 range will likely have at least one model running on Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2.0 software that was announced earlier this year.
July 29th is when Huawei’s P50 series is finally being unveiled and for the moment at least, there are no details available on when we might expect to see the next Mate flagship series announced.