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(Pocket-lint) - Huawei has announced the Huawei P50 series

It was anticipated that Huawei would announce its new flagship phone series in spring, as it usually would, but this year has been a little different. 

When was the launch? 

Huawei confirmed that the launch would take place on 29 July 2021, including the Huawei P50 series of smartphones. The time was given as 19:30 on the Chinese website, here are the global times:

  • San Francisco - 04:40
  • New York - 07:30
  • London - 12:30
  • Berlin - 13:30
  • New Delhi - 17:00
  • Tokyo - 20:30
  • Sydney - 21:30

How can I watch it? 

The launch event is available on YouTube on the Huawei Mobile channel and we have embedded it above. This is the original Chinese version, but with English subtitles and translation.

What was launched? 

The Huawei P50 series was announced, comprised of the Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro. The phone are similar, but with the Pro getting a superior design, larger display and different camera array. 

The Huawei P50 Pro has a 6.6-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and curves towards the edges. The Huawei P50 has a 6.5-inch display with 90Hz refresh and a flat finish. 

The P50 Pro will be available with the Kirin 9000, while a Snapdragon 888 version is available too. The P50 is also Snapdragon 888. Various RAM and storage options are available, but 8GB RAM is the standard for both.

The P50 Pro has a 50-megapixel main camera, with 40-megapixel monochrome camera supporting it. It's joined by a 64-megapixel zoom camera, 3.5x optical and 100x digital, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. There's also a 13-megapixel front camera. 

The P50 has a 50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel telephoto with 5x optical and 50x digital zoom, and the 13-megapixel ultrawide camera. Both are IP68 rated and run HarmonyOS 2. 

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Writing by Dan Grabham and Cam Bunton. Editing by Chris Hall. Originally published on 21 October 2020.