Let’s go digital Recently shared new renderings and a video showing the possible design of Huawei’s next flagship series and the successor to the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus devices – the P50 Pro.
Rumor has it that Huawei will introduce the new series in March or April 2021. The new flagship series is said to rival the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
Huawei P50 series: here’s what we know
As reported by Let’s go digital, the P50 may have a slightly rounded screen. The Pro model could have a “waterfall” screen while the Pro Plus could sport a “curved quad screen”.
The series could also include a budget P50 Lite. It is likely that the P40 lite was the first of the 2020 flagship series to release in South Africa.
Based on the information available, Jermaine Smit (aka Concept Creator) has partnered with Let’s go digital to create the renderings used in this article. Note that all creative elements are used with express permission.
Smit was inspired by the current P40 range. The Lite model is the only device in the series with a single punch hole camera. In other devices, the punch-hole selfie camera is located in the upper left corner.
“So it’s not inconceivable that Huawei would also choose to use the upper left corner for the selfie camera with the P50 Pro. Since it is a curved screen, it is aesthetically just as beautiful to place the selfie camera in the middle ”.
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Watch: the Huawei P50 Pro concept
Rumored camera specs
We don’t know much else about the P50 series cameras at this point. In addition, the P40 Pro has a 50MP wide-angle camera, a 40MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom.
It also sports a 50x digital zoom and a 3D ToF camera. Only time will tell how Huawei improves on an already winning formula. That said, experts suggest we might expect additional sensors.
Huawei P50 Pro processing power
The new series would probably be equipped with the HiSillicon Kirin 9000 chipset; similar to that of the Mate 40 series. The Kirin 9000 has been designed to compete with Samsung’s Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100.
This chipset is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. This could prove problematic for American consumers, however, as the new chips are yet to be approved for sale, thanks to Trump’s trade ban.
Battery capacity is also a guess at this point, however, this should be an improvement over previous flagships. It would probably also use the Huawei 135W charger, but we’ll have to wait for confirmation from Huawei.
Disclaimer: The renderings and video used in this article were created as part of a collaboration between Jermaine Smit (Concept Creator) and the Let’s Go Digital team. This product is not officially announced by Huawei.