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The Huawei P40 and its brother or sisters (the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro Plus) are in some ways among the best phones of 2020– they have exceptional cams, plenty of power, and excellent battery lives. But they’re all considerably held back when it comes to software, as they don’t have access to Google Mobile Provider
Unfortunately, that software application concern is one that probably will not be solved for the Huawei P50 range, however it may a minimum of be improved. It’s one of a number of things we’re wanting from the P50 range to make the upcoming phones even much better than the Huawei P40
You’ll find our full desire list for the variety even more down, but prior to that you’ll discover info on the possible release date and cost, along with reported specs and features. We have not heard much yet, but we’ll be contributing to this article as rumors roll in, so ensure to check back frequently.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The follower to the flagship Huawei P40
- When is it out? Most likely late March
- What will it cost? Likely upwards of ₤699/ AU$ 1,099(around $900)
Huawei P50 release date and price
There’s no news on when the Huawei P50 will be announced but we can take an excellent guess, as both the Huawei P40 and Huawei P30 were revealed on March 26 of their particular years, so March 26 of next year seems likely.
Undoubtedly, the Huawei P20 was revealed on March 27, however around that time of year is likely when we’ll see the P50 range. We ‘d expect the phones to then ship within two weeks of that date, if not quicker, based upon previous type, so you need to be able to have the Huawei P50 in your hands by early April.
As for the cost, that again is unknown at the time of writing, but the Huawei P40 introduced for ₤699/ AU$ 1,099(around $900), so the Huawei P50’s price might be comparable.
Obviously, that’s just the base model. The Huawei P40 Pro cost ₤899/ AU$ 1,599(around $1,100) and the P40 Pro Plus was ₤ 1,299(approximately $1,570/ AU$ 2,500), so anticipate costs to rise steeply for the Huawei P50 Pro and Huawei P50 Pro Plus. And just like the P40 variety, these phones probably will not land in the US.
News and rumors
At the time of writing we haven’t actually heard anything about the Huawei P50 yet, but based upon past form it’s probably going to utilize the same chipset as the Huawei Mate 40, which itself is rumored to have a brand-new top-end chipset from the business dubbed either the Kirin 1000 or Kirin 1020
This is reported to be the business’s very first 5nm chipset, a move which should cause an enhancement in performance, as you ‘d anticipate.
The Mate 40 is also rumored to have a ‘freeform’ electronic camera design, which could reduce distortion in wide-angle shots. If it does have this then we wouldn’t be amazed if the P50 does too.
Beyond that we can likewise state that unless things alter in Huawei’s relationship with the US, the Huawei P50 will not have access to Google apps and services.
What we wish to see
We don’t understand much about the Huawei P50 yet however we do know what we want from it. The following things top our list.
1. Google Mobile Solutions
However great Huawei’s hardware is, its software is always likely to be lacking unless, or until, it restores access to Google Mobile Services (and for that reason the Google Play Shop and Google’s apps). This is out of Huawei’s hands, and we’re not positive that it will happen in time for the Huawei P50’s launch, however it’s our biggest hope for the phone.
And if that’s not reasonable, then we ‘d a minimum of like to see some big improvements to Huawei’s alternative app shop. Presently it’s badly lacking compared to Google Play, and is even missing a number of big name apps, so we want to see Huawei make a genuine push to get more designers on board.
2. A 120 Hz revitalize rate on all designs
While some phones– such as the OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20— have 120 Hz revitalize rates, the most any handset in the Huawei P40 range handles is 90 Hz, and the base P40 has just a 60 Hz revitalize rate, which feels definitely lacking for a high-end handset.
So for the Huawei P50 range we desire the business to press the refresh rate as much as a minimum of 120 Hz, and we wish to see that provided throughout the variety. If it can handle an even greater refresh rate then all the much better.
3. A sharper screen
The Huawei P40 has just a FHD+ 1080 x 2340 screen, and while the Huawei P40 Pro and Pro Plus much better it with 1200 x 2640 screens, that’s still not striking the QHD+ level found on phones like the 1440 x 3200 Samsung Galaxy S20
Given that these are high-end and in many case top-end handsets, we ‘d expect a competitive resolution, so we want to see that enhanced for the Huawei P50 variety.
There’s no need to overdo it– at a particular point additional pixels won’t do much unless your eyes are pressed up against the screen, but matching Samsung here would be a good start. And given that even the basic Galaxy S20 has a high resolution, we ‘d like even the standard P50 to do so.
4. Appropriate water resistance on the base P50
With the P40 variety, Huawei has restricted good water resistance to the P40 Pro and Pro Plus. They’re both IP68 certified, which remains in line with the likes of the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and means they can withstand submersion in water. The basic Huawei P40 though has simply an IP53 ranking, which means it needs to have the ability to endure a splash, but not much more.
For the Huawei P50 range we want IP68 accreditation used throughout the range, and if Huawei desires its costlier designs to stand apart, then how about even better water resistance for them? There aren’t numerous phones that you can safely take diving for example, so perhaps the Huawei P50 Pro could stand out because method.
5. Wireless charging on all models
Wireless charging is ending up being ever more typical, but while it’s used by the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro Plus, you will not find it on the standard Huawei P40
So with it ending up being more common amongst high-end handsets, we ‘d like the standard Huawei P50 to use it, as by the time that phone launches it will definitely seem a significant omission if it’s not present.
- We’re also expecting the Samsung Galaxy S30 in early 2021