The new series includes the P50 and P50 Pro, which will launch with HarmonyOS 2, Huawei’s own proprietary operating system (OS). The phones come with a feature that allows users to connect to other devices by dragging their corresponding icons to the middle of the display.
The P50 comes with a triple lens rear camera, while the P50 Pro comes with a quad lens rear camera, although they both have a 50-megapixel main sensor. New to Huawei phone cameras is XD Optics that, according to the company, can “rectify optical errors and reproduce fine details.” Huawei claims the feature can restore up to 25% of the original image.
Despite being flagship phones, neither device will support 5G. Instead, both will be 4G. The P50 series comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chipset installed. This is due in part to the semiconductor shortage impacting numerous industries, as well as the US sanctions against Huawei. These sanctions mean the P50 series will not offer Google services.