On January 26, Huawei has hosted a grant product launch event and welcomed two flagship smartphones – Huawei P50 Pro and Huawei P50 Pocket in the Middle East. Since the initial unveiling, Huawei fans in the Middle East region was waiting for these premium models and finally, the moment has arrived.
As per the information, Huawei P50 Pro’s pre-order has started on January 26th and the first sale will begin on February 3, 2022, in Saudi Arabia (Middle East). Meanwhile, the Huawei P50 Pocket pre-booking will be open from February 3, 2022.
On the other hand, Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket have also debuted in Europe on January 26. Speaking about Huawei P50 Pocket, it is the company’s first flip-style stylish foldable smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G.
Pricing and Availability:
Huawei P50 Pro:
- Huawei P50 Pro is available at a price of AED 3999 [Link]
- Pre-order start between January 26, 2022, and February 3, 2022
- Book now and get free gifts worth AED 1359 (Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro + 1-year warranty, VIP services, and more)
Huawei P50 Pocket:
- Huawei P50 Pocket is available at a price of AED 5099 [Link]
- Pre-order start from February 3, 2022
- With pre-order, you can get free gifts worth AED 1959 (Huawei Watch 3 + 1-year warranty, VIP services, and more)
Now, let’s have a look at the full specification of the premium Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket in Saudi Arabia.
Huawei P50 Pro:
Huawei P50 Pro sports a 6.6 inch OLED display with 2700 x 1228p resolutions, 120 Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, measures 158.8mm x 72.8mm x 8.5mm (Height x width x depth), and weighs around 195g approx.
This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor and comes pre-installed with EMUI 12. It packs 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 4360mAh battery that supports 66W super-fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
In terms of camera, the P50 Pro features 50MP quad-camera system with LED flash and a 13MP selfie camera with autofocus mode. Further, the connectivity options include a 4G network, WLAN, Bluetooth 5.2, and more.
Huawei P50 Pocket:
Huawei P50 Pocket launched with a 6.9-inch mains display that folds inwards and a 1.04-inch display screen is placed on the rear side. This foldable phone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor, EMUI 12 operating system, 8GB/12GB of RAM, and 256GB/512GB of internal storage.
It comes factory packed with a 4000mAh battery that supports a 40W Super fast charger. On the rear side, the P50 Pocket has a 40MP triple-camera system with LED flash. While the front side has a 10.7-megapixel front camera. The color option includes Premium Gold and White.
It took 4 years to develop Huawei Kunlun glass
Huawei Mate 50 series is the first flagship to pack with Kunlun Glass, a new type of protected display that brings powerful durability and Huawei revealed that it took 4 years of research and development to make this come true.
China’s CCTV broadcasting has published a new documentary on Huawei, which reveals how Huawei forge Kunlun glass along with insights from Huawei Smartphone product Line vice president – Bruce Lee.
Huawei Mate 50 series with Kunlun Glass is unbreakable and Bruce Lee said that Kunlun Glass has been developed for 4 years. At this time, the company has gone through various challenges and made its way through them.
According to Lee, Kunlun Glass found inspiration from the hard and durable reinforced concrete structure. After 24 hours of crystal growth, 108 processes, and a 1600-degree melting process, a piece of mobile phone panel glass contains hundreds of billions of high-strength nanocrystals, which are impact-resistant.
The process also prevents cracking, so that the crash resistance of the whole machine equipped with Kunlun glass is increased by 10 times.
After the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series, Huawei also opened an upgrade service for old Huawei smartphones. These eligible devices could upgrade with Kunlun display including the P50 series and P40 series.
The forefront of such technology has allowed Huawei to provide something that’s not even available on other smartphones. In Huawei’s lab test, it is found that the glass has been dropped on the floor flat on display but it has remained without any damage.
Although, you may not drop the phone on a daily basis but Huawei has made it more secure if you drop it accidentally.
Huawei will bring a surprise chipset this year: Tipster
2023 brought in new opportunities for Huawei and the tech make is preparing to bring in a surprise in the chipset category, suggesting a well-known Huawei tipster, which seems really exciting.
Classmateguan said that Huawei will work hard to forge ahead in 2023 and the company will craft technologies to resolve issues. However, the company could also bring some small surprises in the chipset, which remains confidential from Huawei.
The tipster hints that the surprise could drop in the second half of this year and it is likely to be a good sign for the Chinese semiconductor industry. To be mentioned, there’s no specific signal about Kirin or HiSilicon. But we can expect a large number of votes going in favor of Huawei SoC.
Chipset Manufacturing Equipment Ban:
According to a Bloomberg report, the U.S. has secured a deal with Netherlands and Japan to tighten access of chipset manufacturing technologies for China. This new move is designed to limit China’s ability to come up with a breakthrough in chip production technology.
Amid this situation, firms such as Huawei are an example of U.S. chip control restrictions and the extent that the U.S. has gone to control Chinese tech makers’ progress in the global telecom market.
Since 2019, the U.S. is continuously imposing restrictions on Huawei. Thereafter, Huawei lost access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and the ability to print new Kirin chips via Taiwan’s TSMC.
The result of these actions caused a major drop in Huawei smartphone sales and the firm had to announce the ending of Kirin. Thus relying on Qualcomm is the sole option for the company and since 2021, Huawei is using Snapdragon semiconductors for all of its new devices.
It’s good to see what continues to rumble into the world of Huawei and we are eager to know what kind of chipset surprise the company has prepared for us.
(source – Weibo)
Honor 90 series could launch in May
Honor continues to launch new smartphones among consumers and the company could launch its next smartphone lineup, Honor 90 series around May.
According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Classmateguan, Honor 90 series could launch by the end of May. It’s expected that this lineup will be empowered over Honor 80 series, and the feedback from customers will help the company to achieve its aim.
The tipster reveals that Honor 90 devices will bring dual speakers and an Optical image stabilization anti-shake camera system. The smartphone lineup will be enhanced until the launch event and we could expect major improvements in video shooting.
It is anticipated that the Honor 90 series won’t disappoint customers and will lead the smartphone market further in a new direction. Meanwhile, Honor has not made an official announcement.
Honor 80 series:
Last year, Honor launched Honor 80 series featuring a beautiful desing that includes a brand new center, pill shape punch-hole display design, 120Hz high refresh rate, high-frequency PWM dimming, and a hyperbolic screen that supports 1.07 billion colors.
Honor 80 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and it’s supported by a 4800mAh battery that could recharge with a 66W super fast charger. The rear design of the Honor 80 Pro is attractive and comes in four different colors.