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[Update: New Leak] Huawei P50 internally testing HarmonyOS: Tipster

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March 21, 2021: New Leak

According to a source from Weibo, the Huawei P50 launch has been delayed to May and the company has decided to pre-install HarmonyOS in this phone. However, the phone likely to launch it only for Chinese consumers, while global users may get it with EMUI.

March 7, 2021: HarmonyOS pre-installed

Huawei has announced that the HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) for smartphones will launch in April and the company has also confirmed that old smartphones will also receive this latest operating system via a software update.

As we’re moving towards the launch date of the upcoming P flagship, P50, more and more indications appearing, suggesting that this phone will pre-equip HarmonyOS software.

And now, a tipster from China reveals that Huawei P50 has successfully completed the adaptation of HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta and entered the next phase of testing of Beta 3. Furthermore, the tipster also suggested that Huawei P50 may not be the first device to launch Hongmeng OS but it’ll be the first Huawei phone to come pre-equip with Hongmeng OS.

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A report suggests that Huawei P50 will launch on April 17 in China and it’s expected that the global press conference of this P flagship will happen in March. So, we can assume that the global versions will be pre-installed with EMUI 11 and the Chinese versions will get Hongmeng OS. However, an official announcement is still awaited.

Last month, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone, which comes with two display systems and a new folding mechanism. During the event, he also announced that this foldable phone will be in the first batch to install the Hongmeng OS on board in April.

Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Software Department, said that Huawei will install the Hongmeng OS in over 200 million smartphones in 2021. Alongside the phones, the company will also install them on other consumer products as well as third-party devices, which will grow the overall HarmonyOS device ecosystem to over 300 million devices this year.

HUAWEI P50 SPECIFICATION (LEAKED):

The Huawei P50 series will come in three variants including P50, P50 Pro, and P50 Pro+ with a display size of 6.1/6.2 inch, 6.6.inch, and 6.8inch respectively. In terms of processor, the standard version equipped with Kirin 9000E, and the rest models with Kirin 9000 processor.

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From the design side, the device’s appearance may much different from previous generation’s models. Renders show that this lineup adopts a center-perforated design, continue the four curved design as well as less screen body ratio.

The P50 lineup is likely to follow the P40’s arrangement, the main camera system still placed in the upper left corner with a square shape camera module.

Additionally, the P50 basic variant expected to feature a 90Hz screen refresh rate, and P50 Pro, P50 Pro+ high-end smartphones may offer a 120Hz refresh rate. It was reported that Chinese variants could come pre-installed with HarmonyOS while the global editions packed with EMUI 11.1.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Mate 50 series gets December 2022 patch

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Huawei is rolling out December 2022 software patch for Mate 50 series smartphones in China. However, it’s just a small patch that correlates with some important optimizations for Mate 50 devices.

According to the changelog, the December 2022 patch for the Huawei Mate 50 series brings system stability optimizations with new improvements to bring better performance.

It’s further revealed that the patch is distributed with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.179patch02 for – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. Since it’s a patch, the OTA will size only 16.26MB. On the other hand, it’s available only for the HarmonyOS 3 version of the Mate 50 lineup.

After upgrading to the latest software patch, a Huawei Mate 50 standard user reported a camera telephoto bug. The user reports that the 10X telephoto zoom lost clarity over the past version.

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The user also posted a video describing this issue. It felt like the camera failed to focus on the subject, similar to Huawei P30 Pro.

A number of users replied this to bug. Saying that it could be an issue with the day and nighttime light arrangements. While some suggest that this could be fixed with the next upgrade.

Huawei Mate 50 December 2022 Software Patch

Performance update:

Last month, Huawei sent a performance improvement update for Mate 50 series devices. According to our report, the phone received a substantial boost in GPU performance with HarmonyOS 3.0.0.168.

A test on the Genshin Impact game revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro delivers frame rate improvements along with the stability of the smartphone.

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To download this software update, Huawei Mate 50 owners can look into the My Huawei app and then tap on the updates section to get the latest firmware version. However, users are recommended to make a backup of important files as a safety precaution.

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Huawei rolling out a SuperHub feature patch

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Huawei is sending an important patch for smartphones in China that comes with improvements for the SuperHub feature. This patch is enabled for smartphones that received HarmonyOS 3.0.0.163 and above.

According to the information, Huawei has not tagged any specific version number with this release. It’s because of its package size, which is 60 MB.

The changelog of the patch brings improvements to the user experience with SuperHub feature for Huawei smartphones. The patch also optimizes pop-up messages in certain scenarios.

The latest software patch for Huawei smartphones will not erase your personal data but we suggest you back up any important data before you proceed to upgrade.

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Post-installation your smartphone will automatically delete the software package. Also, we suggest you charge up your smartphone to support a speedy installation.

SuperHub feature allows you to drag text and images from different apps to SuperHub, where they are temporarily stored, and then drag items to an editing screen with just a tap.

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To use SuperHub:

With SuperHub you can select text, images, or files within an app, touch and hold down on the content until it starts floating, and drag the content to the SuperHub floating window displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Open an editing screen (for example, a note in Notepad ), touch and hold the SuperHub floating window, and drag all content out. (If the floating window is hidden at the edge of the screen, swipe inward on the screen to bring up the floating window.)
  • Touch the SuperHub floating window to expand it. You can also touch and hold a single item and drag it out.

Past information reveals that this software feature is rolling out in batches and will cover all Huawei smartphones gradually.

How to check for updates:

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You can check for the latest software update via Settings > Software & updates and then tap on Software updates followed by CHECK FOR UPDATES. Once fetched, you need to Download and install the new firmware.

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Youbo launches new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor

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Youbo Technology cooperation has launched a new OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor. The chipset is mainly developed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and smart devices.

According to the latest information, the OpenHarmony-based UB-RK3566 processor supports powerful functioning and brilliant performance on the surface. Besides, it is also eligible for high-end display engines and other technologies.

Further, the latest Youbo chipset is uprooted on an A55 process structure. It holds an ARM G52 2EE GPU and also supports a dual-screen display. Alongside tech-pack elements, the chip also uses a self-developed JPEG decoding microprocessor.

In terms of functions, the UB-RK3566 processor is capable of showcasing 1080 at 60 fps resolution, H0264, and H.265 format encoding, supports dynamic rate, frame rate, resolution adjustment, and many other display-related features.

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On the other hand, the processor can efficiently work in dual-camera scenarios. Ultimately, operators can have a crystal clear image with effective lighting due to the UB-RK3566 chipset.

You can check the major functions, below:

  • High computing power with less consumption: The processor installs a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A55 unit and can easily support up to 0.8T computing power. Besides, it improves the battery life of devices
  • Seld-developed display chips: The processor already holds finer display chips to reduce the excessive cost of display components. These chips can bear 2200 x 1650 resolution
  • High-definition display: Since the processor has high-quality display chips, it offers an immersive virtual experience. It also supports HDMI 4K resolution at 60Hz, 1080P resolution at 60Hz, and more
  • Complete display interface: the latest processor supports HDMI2.0 interface, supports dual-channel MIPI DSI,  and can drive a 2.5K LCD screen. It also holds Eink, and can directly drive the ink screen.
  • Rick Interface expansion facilities and Strong network wireless connection.

These functions make the processor compatible with high-end IoT applications and work conveniently without creating any hindrances in performance or functioning.

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