Huawei P50 series finally sees the light of the day after multiple delays

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After multiple rumors and delays, the Huawei P50 series has finally made it to the smartphone market in China. This time, the flagship series consists of only two phones – P50 and P50 Pro. Here, we will be discussing the key specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro in Nepal.

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Huawei P50, P50 Pro Overview:

Since Huawei P40 Pro was launched in Nepal, we expect at least one of the two entries in the P50 series to make its way to the country as well. With that out of the way, let’s check out what the Huawei P50 and P50 pro are packing.

Design and Display

Huawei P50 Pro features a curved 6.6-inch OLED panel with a center-placed punch-hole cutout. This 10-bit panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate.

The vanilla P50 has a smaller 6.5-inch OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate.

Like Xiaomi and Samsung, Huawei has also redesigned the camera bump for its latest flagship series. The new Dual-Matrix camera module is one of the most striking features of the series.

Performance and Memory

Huawei has found a unique way to bypass the US-imposed ban. Currently, the US has made it difficult for the company to get access to any chipset made by or using American technology. However, few companies like Qualcomm are allowed to supply 4G chips to Huawei.

As a result, the P50 series gets the 4G version of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is the same silicon as in other Android flagships of 2021, but with the 5G modem swapped for a 4G one instead. On the other hand, P50 Pro is also available with Huawei’s in-house Kirin 9000. Sadly, it also lacks a 5G modem.

Software

Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are the first smartphones to ship with HarmonyOS 2 out-of-the-box. It is the latest version of the cross-platform operating system that Huawei is working on.

Camera

At the back, both the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro feature the same primary camera. The 50MP sensor has an f/1.8 aperture lens. However, only the one on the Pro model has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Similarly, a 40MP monochrome sensor is exclusive to the Pro variant too. P50 Pro also has a 64MP telephoto lens. The regular P50, on the other hand, has a 12MP telephoto lens—while both of them boast OIS. Finally, the P50 and P50 Pro share a 13MP ultrawide camera.

Rest of the specs

Fueling the Huawei P50 is a 4,100mAh battery. The Pro model gets a slightly larger 4,360mAh cell. Still, both phones are capable of 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Other features include stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, in-display fingerprint sensor, to name a few.

Huawei P50, P50 Pro Specifications:

P50 P50 Pro
Body (H x W x D) 156.5 x 73.8 x 7.92-mm, 181g 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5-mm, 195g
Display 6.5-inch AMOLED, 10-bit, 90Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate 6.6-inch curved AMOLED, 10-bit, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate
Resolution 2700 x 1224 pixels 2700 x 1228 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 888 (4G) Snapdragon 888 (4G) / Kirin 9000 (4G)
Memory 8GB RAM, 128/256GB internal storage 8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB internal storage
Software & UI HarmonyOS 2.0
Rear Camera 50MP primary, 13MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with OIS 50MP primary with OIS, 40MP monochrome, 13MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto with OIS
Front Camera 13MP sensor (punch-hole)
Security In-display fingerprint scanner
Audio Stereo speakers
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (AGPS / GLONASS /BeiDou / GALILEO / QZSS / NavIC), NFC
Battery 4100mAh 4360mAh
Charging 66W wired, 50W wireless charging

Huawei P50 and P50 Pro Price in Nepal

The price of Huawei P50 and P50 Pro starts at CNY 4,488 and CNY 5,988, respectively. P50 Pro will begin shipping from August 12, while its 12/512GB configuration will be available from September—just like Huawei P50. We expect the price of Huawei P50, P50 Pro in Nepal to start at NPR 90,000, NPR 120,000, respectively if they launch here.

Smartphone Model Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
P50 8/128GB CNY 4,488 NPR 90,000
8/256GB CNY 4,988 NPR 100,000
P50 Pro 8/128GB CNY 5,988 NPR 120,000
8/256GB CNY 6,488 NPR 135,000
8/512GB CNY 7,488 NPR 150,000
12/512GB CNY 7,988 NPR 160,000
P50 Pro (Collector’s Edition) 12/512GB CNY 8,488 NPR 175,000
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