Huawei’s P50, P50 Pro is powered by HarmonyOS 2
Huawei has revealed that the P50 and P50 Pro lineup, the first flagship phones to be powered by HarmonyOS 2 from the start. The operating system was rolled out to existing devices in early June.
Due to the US sanctions that have hit Huawei, along with slowing production and hindering the company’s ability to source components with US technology, the HarmonyOS switch has been partially made.
The sanctions led Google to disable Huawei from official Android updates, forcing the company to switch to an open-source version and also preventing it from using Google apps and services on its most recent phones.
There have been suggestions that HarmonyOS is actually a fork of open-source Android. The sanctions also appear to have influenced Huawei’s choice of the processor in its latest handsets. The P50 and one of the P50 Pro variants feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 4G chipset with Adreno 660 graphics.
Qualcomm was given permission in November to sell some chips to Huawei. The other models use Huawei’s own Kirin 9000 processor, but there is no mention of 5G support for any of the devices.
Targeting the Chinese market, the P50 and P50 Pro feature 6.5-inch and 6.6-inch screens, with 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates respectively. Both devices use the same 13-megapixel front camera.
The P50 Pro comes with a rear camera array with 50 MP color and 40 MP mono True-Chroma lenses, a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12 MP telephoto lens. The device is laced with water and dust resistance.Huawei P50 series tisser
The P50 has a 4100 mAh battery, while the P50 Pro has a 4360 mAh battery, both of which confirm 66W super-fast wired charging, and the P50 Pro offers 50W wireless charging.
Huawei has not made it clear if or when it will sell the devices outside of China. The P50 will be available in September, while the P50 Pro will be generally available in August.