Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket are now official

This Wednesday, January 26th, Huawei introduced three new products. The Huawei P50 Pro is its most recent flagship, while the Huawei P50 Pocket is its brand-new foldable smartphone. The Huawei Watch GT Runner is a new smartwatch from a Chinese company. We go over all of the announcements and summarise the facts about these new items.

Huawei P50 Pro

The Huawei P50 Pro will be available in a single model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The brand-new P series representative concentrates mainly on photography. The smartphone also has what Huawei calls the True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera, which consists of two circular islands, the famous matrices.

The first matrix (top) comprises two primary True-Chroma lenses with 50 and 40 MP resolutions, respectively, one of which is dedicated to colors and the other to monochrome sensors. 

Both are designed to capture more light and thus produce more detailed images. There is also a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture in this main array. However, there is no information on the FOV. This lens can also take macro photographs up to 2.5 cm away from the subject.

The second matrix of the photo module is used for zooming. A specialized 64 MP telephoto lens with an f/3.5 aperture and optical stabilization is included (OIS). Huawei claims that its camera module can zoom in up to 200x but does not identify the different visual and digital/hybrid zoom levels.

Huawei P50 Pro
Huawei P50 Pro

As for the rest of the specs, the Huawei P50 Pro has a 6.6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2700 x 1228 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It also has a touch sampling rate of 300 Hz, which means you can touch the screen very quickly. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 888 SoC, but it doesn’t have a built-in 5G modem. Battery: The Huawei P50 Pro has a 4,360-mAh battery that charges wirelessly and through wires. It can be charged wirelessly with 50-watt power and wirelessly with 66-watt power.

Because of the presence of the Snapdragon 888 chip, you may have thought you knew more than you did. That’s not true, either. The Huawei P50 Pro doesn’t come with Google mobile services either. The EMUI 12 skin doesn’t have the apps you’re used to using on Android, so you’ll have to play around with APKs and PWAs to get a “normal” user experience.

The price for the P50 Pro starts at 1,199 euros, which is about $1,353. It’s a shame, but the device won’t be available in the United States.

The Huawei P50 Pro in its Golden Black color scheme / © Huawei
The Huawei P50 Pro in its Golden Black color scheme / © Huawei

Huawei P50 Pocket: P for foldable

The Huawei P50 Pocket is a foldable phone, so its screen would be the most important thing when looking at its specs. 6.9-inch OLED flexible screen with a 21:9 ratio, 2790×1188 pixel resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, and 300 Hz touch sampling rate is the main screen. The screen is 6.9 inches wide and can be bent into any shape.

When it comes to the cameras, the Huawei P50 Pro has the same 40 MP True-Chroma primary lens and 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens on the back as the Huawei P50 Pro. But there is also a third 32 MP Ultra Spectrum Camera lens, which has a 10-channel multispectral sensor that should get more detail. In the selfie camera, there is a 10.7 MP wide-angle lens. You can also use the primary camera and the screen on the back of the phone to take your selfies.

As for the rest of the specs, the Huawei P50 Pocket has a Snapdragon 888 processor that doesn’t have a 5G modem. It also has a 4,000 mAh battery that can be charged at 40 watts through a wire. You don’t have to use wireless charging in this place.

We can’t get the pretty Huawei P50 Pocket in the US. But if you want to know how much the P50 Pocket costs, it costs 1,299 euros (about $1,466).

The Huawei P50 Pocket with its circular camera module and backside display. / © Huawei
The Huawei P50 Pocket with its a circular camera module and backside display. / © Huawei

Huawei Watch GT Runner

As well as two new phones, Huawei has released a connected watch called the Watch GT Runner that can be worn while you run. Huawei’s smartwatches are still very popular, and this new model from the GT line is for professional runners. For $338, you can buy the Huawei Watch GT Runner. The device may be sold in the US later this year through third-party stores.

In order to get accurate geolocation and record every run, the manufacturer relies on a sleek design made of lightweight materials, an easy-to-wear strap, accurate dynamic heart rate, SpO2 tracking based on HUAWEI TruSeenTM 5.0+, and Dual-Band Five-System GNSS, as well as lightweight materials.

Makes the Huawei Watch GT Runner more durable and more accurate GPS readings. It also has a silicon nitride ceramic bezel and a titanium alloy crown. All in all, the connected smartwatch weighs 38.5 grams, which is about the same as a pound. The case comes in only one size: 46 mm.

The Huawei Watch comes in two colors: gray and black. / © Huawei
The Huawei Watch comes in two colors: gray and black. / © Huawei

Huawei also talks about its “runners ability index” (RAI). This is a way to figure out how long a runner can keep going and how efficient their technique is. As for how important that is in real-world performance, we don’t know yet.

For example, after each workout, even if the user hasn’t gone over their limit, the system can figure out the RAI based on how long they’ve been running and how fast they were going. This is because the system looks at their heart rate, rhythm, speed, speed of the run, and time of day. Runners’ abilities are ranked in real-time by measuring their pace and distance and how often they run. This helps the RAI be very accurate.

As long as you use it in “smart” mode, Huawei says its new Watch GT Runner battery can last for 14 days with a typical use scenario. It has a 451 mAh power source. For “heavy” use, the run time is eight days. The smartwatch can be charged with a wired or wireless connection, and it can also be set with a smartphone in the same place.

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