Next year (2022) Huawei will bring a big move for its mobile phone business. Information via a tipster reveals that the company could bring back an important flagship phone series that was discontinued years ago – the Huawei D series. This could be a major turning point and a new standing in the strategy part of the company.
Huawei D series:
At CES 2012, Huawei began its journey into the mainstream smartphone market and introduced Huawei Ascend P1. This first-gen P series phone, then followed by Huawei Ascend D1, was launched at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Huawei Ascend D1 unveiled with K3V2 quad-core processor, with 4.5-inch HD display, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 based operating system. The phone lineup was made available throughout the globe.
At CES 2013, Huawei Ascend D2 was made to the launch floor. In 2014, the lineup was converted into “Mate-series”. Yes, the current flagship lineup was first originated from Ascend D lineup.
Throughout its run, the company launched five models including:
- Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
- Huawei Ascend D1
- Huawei Ascend D1 Quad
- Huawei Ascend D2
- Huawei Ascend D3 (Mate 3)
Huawei’s Big Move:
This year, Huawei has been facing a lot of issues in terms of the component supply chain. Therefore, Huawei has to gather different resources and supply partners to assemble a mobile.
For instance, the latest Huawei P50 series took enough retakes and rescheduling to launch among consumers. Even after the current supply chain issues, the Chinese tech maker was able to pull off this move. Still, the device remained limited to the Chinese market and was likely to make a debut in limited foreign markets.
For your information, Huawei usually launches the P series flagship in the first quarter of each year but the Huawei P50 series has to push in late July, which is the third quarter of this year. The severity of component shortage is clearly visible.
Among other hardware, Huawei is mainly having issues with the Chipset for smartphones. Following the four rounds of sanction, the company cannot print new chipsets from TSMC or similar foundry makers. Moreover, it cannot purchase them either.
However, Qualcomm has the permission to feed Huawei with 4G chipsets and Huawei has officially stepped into this partnership by launching a new tablet and P50 series.
After the launch of the Huawei P50 series, rumors began to spread that Huawei Mate 50, the next Mate series flagship, won’t launch. Yet, a report reveals that Huawei will definitely unveil the next Mate phone but actually, it won’t happen this year.
Furthermore, Gu Ping, Huawei’s current Rotating Chairman also said that the company will not give up on its smartphone business.
(Huawei Mate 50 Pro concept render, source – Hoiindi)
From this statement, we can expect that the Chinese phone maker will try to survive and continue to launch new smartphones and maintain its launch cycles. Rather than expanding it further.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate series, Huawei is planning to boost the use of Snapdragon chipset in its smartphones. Thereafter, the return of the D series could only be possible with the support of the Snapdragon chipset.
It’s also suggested that Huawei will have sufficient Snapdragon chips stock from December, which will further enhance Huawei’s smartphone manufacturing capability in even scenarios.
Go where it all began:
Huawei’s supply chain is completely destroyed by the U.S. sanctions and its mobile business has seen the worst drop in years. Therefore, it’s could be no harm if, this Chinese tech giant began a new adventure, that could have no harm to try.
But does it means, Huawei will shift from Mate to D-series?
We don’t know the answer to this question but the Mate series has its own user base. The lineup is full of top-notch smartphones that made a special contribution to Huawei’s smartphone world dominance over the past years.
However, we don’t have any inputs on whether Huawei has finalized this plan, or it’s just a plan on paper. Still, the launch will happen next year, there’s is plenty of time left in the making. So, if anything else appears, we’ll keep you posted.
Huawei P50 will launch next year in the global markets
During a briefing at the sidelines of the Huawei Nova 9, Huawei confirmed that the Huawei P50 series will launch in the global market. This is quite amazing news that is coming from the tech maker and it’s surely exciting even if it’s a bit late.
According to TechRadar, Huawei hasn’t announced any specific dates of the Huawei P50 launch date for the overseas market. However, the Chinese tech maker has taken this step in the process to overcome from current smartphone market share downfall.
On July 29, 2021, Huawei unveiled the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro smartphones. These devices pack an amazing dual ring camera system and are powered by the Kirin and Snapdragon chipset solutions. Therefore, the Huawei P50 global launch will likely bring the Snapdragon version to the forefront for overseas consumers.
The previous report suggests that Huawei has been facing trouble in gathering component supplies for new products including cameras as well as other crucial smartphone components. However, it has resolved them and brought us the Huawei P50 Pro first, then the company launched standard Huawei P50. Both of these models are currently only available in the Chinese market and haven’t been received by overseas consumers.
To be noted, the company may only launch the Pro model for the consumer markets instead of releasing both but there’s no confirmation on that available.
Huawei P50 and P50 Pro:
Huawei P50 Pro features a 6.6-inch display and the standard P50 has a 6.5-inch along with 120Hz and 90Hz refresh rates with high touch sampling rates.
The standard Huawei P50 comes with a triple camera system –
- 50 MP True-Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture)
- 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture)
- 12 MP Telephoto Camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS), support AF
The P50 Pro has a quad camera system:
- 50 MP True-Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture, OIS)
- 40 MP True-Chroma Camera (MONO, f/1.6 aperture)
- 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture)
- 64 MP Telephoto Camera (f/3.5 aperture, OIS), support AF
Huawei Enjoy 20e officially listed on JD.com, starting at 949 Yuan
The latest Huawei Enjoy 20e is available to pre-order on the Chines e-commerce store- JD.com. This smartphone has made a silent debut directly in stores but wasn’t available for purchase till yesterday.
Although its design is quite similar to the previous Enjoy 10e, it has new software capabilities enhanced by the HarmonyOS operating system. In addition, the new phone is available with a first release discount besides its reasonable pricing.
According to the info, Huawei Enjoy 20e has rated 999 Yuan for the 4GB+64GB version with a limited discount of 50 Yuan on JD.com. Meanwhile, the 4GB+128GB version is rated as 1,199 Yuan with the first release price of 1,149 Yuan.
Now, lets’ jump to the specifications of the smartphone-
Huawei Enjoy 20e Specifications:
Display and Design:
Huawei Enjoy 20e features a 6.3 inches display containing a teardrop notch to place an 8MP selfie shooter. Furthermore, it provides an HD plus resolution to deliver an enjoyable and clearer visual experience. Meanwhile, the body composes a double-sided 2.5D glass to retain its glossy look.
In addition, its rear embodies an S-shaped holographic texture and has a circular fingerprint scanner. The smartphone comes with three color offerings that include the following-
- Forest Green
- Night Balck
The HarmonyOS 2 system software provides smart widgets, a new control center, various communication functions, and more. Moving further to the camera capabilities- the smartphone consists of a dual camera arranged on a vertical camera module. It includes a 13-megapixel high-definition main camera and a 2-megapixel depth-of-field blur lens.
Additionally, the sound system is powered by Huawei SuperSound audio solution to deliver an effective sound effect. It provides a maximum volume of 86dB to make your gaming or movie more enjoyable with the surging sound waves.
Power and Battery:
At present, the MediaTek Helio P35 chip (MTK6765) with EMUI 10.1 software is available for purchase. However, the info shows that there is also a high-end version featuring the HiSilicon Kirin 710A chip and runs Harmony OS but that is yet to be available.
Furthermore, it packs a 5000mAh battery supporting a super power-saving mode. It also supports reverse charging and works as a power bank to charge other devices.
The interested buyers can visit JD.com and place a pre-order there for Huawei Enjoy 20e. However, the buyers have to pay the full amount at once and wait for the product to be shipped. Furthermore, the expected delivery will take a while but the smartphone will come with the company’s official services and warranty.
- 949 Yuan for the 4+64GB memory variant of Huawei Enjoy 20e
- 1,149 Yuan for the 4+128GB memory variant of Huawei Enjoy 20e
Huawei Enjoy 20e launched with 5000mAh battery and 6.3-inch display
Huawei has silently launched a new smartphone – Huawei Enjoy 20e on the official Chinese online store this day. Despite its listing, the phone is not available to purchase and only the appearance of the device has been revealed.
According to the information, the Huawei Enjoy 20e comes with a 5000mAh battery, 6.3-inch HD display, 128GB of internal storage. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the rear side and there are two colors to choose from.
The appearance is quite similar to the Huawei Enjoy 10e but there are several ways this phone could be better than the last-gen product. The Huawei Enjoy 10e comes with a big 5000mAh capacity battery, 6.3-inch waterdrop notch display, EMUI 10 (Android 10), and more.
Huawei Enjoy 10e Specifications:
- Display: 6.3 inch HD+ display (1600×720)
- Processor: Mediatek MT6765
- RAM/Storage: 4 RAM + 64GB Storage (expandable upto 512GB)
- Rear Camera: 13MP Main Camera (f/1.8) + 2MP Depth Camera (f/2.4)
- Front Camera: 8MP selfie (f/2.0)
- Battery: 5000mAh (10W Wired)
- Software: EMUI 10 (Android 10)
- Dimensions: 159.07mm x 74.06mm x 9.04mm (185g)
- Others: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS