Huawei P50 Series is Coming Next Week; Official HarmonyOS Invites Already Out

Faisal Rasool

After months of speculation and leaks, the upcoming Huawei P50 Pro, pro plus, and the standard P50 are finally ready for launch. Huawei sent out invites for a HarmonyOS event slated for June 2, 2021. We expect the first HarmonyOS-powered P-series to debut there. 

If you’ve been following the story leading up to this teaser, you’ll find the two chrome shapes interesting. They’re meant to hint at the stove-top design that the Huawei P50 camera island features. From hands-on photos and leaked press renders, we learned that this photography-focused flagship will debut with a massive 1” sensor, the Sony IMX800, to be specific.

Camera plates are getting more elaborate with every passing year. At least four cameras are housed in two separate rings that morph into an egg shape, rounded off by an LED flash and a color temperature sensor. The main wide camera in this array would have used the world’s first 1” sensor had Sharp not already gone to the market with Aquos R6. That said, Huawei might still surprise us.

Speculation has it that the telephoto camera on the new Huawei mobile, encased in its separate bump, could use liquid lens technology for up to 3x of variable zooming. No periscope-style camera to be seen in the official-looking press renders, but Huawei has likely reserved it for the higher-end Pro editions.

Apple isn’t the only one coming out with a compact flagship this year. The standard P50 also has a flat-screen that stretches 6.3” across with a hole punched through its center. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.


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