Last February, Huawei debuted its next-generation foldable device, Mate X2. After this, the company started working to launch another flagship smartphone in the high-end P-series, P50. Before the launch, continuous leaks, rumors, and renders are coming out of the upcoming flagship.
Since Huawei blacklisted by the U.S government, the company is facing a lot of issues and difficulties from purchasing core components to manufacturing new devices.
Recently, a Weibo tipster – Courage Digital King reveals that Huawei’s P50 series have a sufficient supply of Kirin 9000 processor. It means that the upcoming flagship smartphone lineup will be powered by a powerful Kirin 9000 chipset.
According to the previous information, an unknown Huawei insider discloses that the company has already reserved a big amount of Kirin 9000 chipset for the upcoming flagships, Huawei P50 and Mate 50.
The Kirin 9000 is the most full-featured 5G chipset that has the capability to handle multi-tasking operations and provide improved performance. It comes with three-level and with eight-core including 3.13 GHz Cortex A77 large core and three medium core 2.54GHz A77 and four small core 2.05GHz, 24 -core Mali-G78, Kirin Gaming+3.0, and more.
Aside from this, it was reported that the Huawei P50 series is likely to arrive in May 2021. Huawei P50 and P50 Pro sports a 6.3-inch and 6.6-inch display respectively. The vanilla P50 will be equipped with Kirin 9000E while P50 Pro powered by Kirin 9000 processor.
(Source – Weibo)
Samsung failed in satellite communication but Huawei and Apple won
On February 1, Samsung launched its latest flagship, Galaxy S23. Still, it doesn’t bring a trendy and futuristic feature called satellite communication AKA SOS satellite emergency message, on this front, Samsung failed, while it’s a win for Huawei and Apple.
Before we pick a shovel and dig deep into this matter, let’s take a brief look at satellite communication. The feature let you send a text message (one way) to a receiver via satellite. The feature could be used in an emergency when the mobile network is not available at all. However, its availability is limited.
Now back to TM Roh, yep, Samsung’s President and Head of Mobile Experience Business said that the company remains limited because it needs to be matured.
While speaking to CNET, Roh said “When there is the right timing, infrastructure, and the technology [is] ready, then of course for Samsung Galaxy, for our mobile division, we would also actively consider adopting this feature as well,”
He mentioned that satellite communication is one to make the phone better but Samsung is making its own efforts to improve the user experience such as better 5G connectivity.
“I do not believe that is the end-all or be-all of the solutions to ensure peace of mind among users,” he said.
There was a time when Samsung used to rush on the lane to win the race for new features. However, this time, even Apple won over the South Korean company to install satellite communication in iPhone 14 series.
We may agree that the technological innovation level of satellite communication is at the initial stage but Samsung’s top brass saying that “it’s not yet ready”, kind of sounds like a “failure”.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro:
Samsung failed but Huawei continues to innovate technologies such as satellite communication even with grave difficulties originated by the U.S. sanctions. In the face of challenges, Huawei is bringing new features that make a true difference among smartphone consumers.
Moving from the first initial version, Huawei has already planned to install a new satellite communication with the new Mate X3 foldable phone or P60 series. Read more about that in the article below.
Huawei P60 Pro test device appears in pure white color
Huawei P60 series is preparing to unveil and a tipster has now released a live image of the P60 Pro test device, which has identical statics to the past flagship.
According to the image shared by a Weibo tipster, the Huawei P60 Pro test device contains a large rectangular camera bump with dual ring cameras. The camera bump and the rear panel have pure white colors.
However, there are no other details visible at the moment. But the rear design looks different from the past leaks and rumors. It’s the fact that this is a testing model and covers up design aesthetics, so don’t reveal it ahead of the official launch.
The tipster reveals that the lens has quite a different arrangement than the previous flagship devices.
To bring new enthusiasm to the smartphone world, the Huawei P60 series will bring a powerful camera system. It includes a large main camera sensor to provide you bright, high-quality, and night photography user experience.
The Pro version also has better ultra-wide angle and periscope zoom cameras. These will be 50MP and 64Mp cameras respectively. A cover leak revealed that Huawei P60 Pro will get you a new camera design that consists of a large camera in the middle. In terms of software, it will use HarmonyOS 3.1.
Furthermore, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which may not be an issue in terms of inventory for this smartphone. Furthermore, the Huawei P60 series will be the first Huawei flagship to debut 88W super fast charger, if it’s not included in the Mate X3 first.
Huawei P60 lineup is expected to launch in March this year but an official timeline is yet to arrive.
(source – Weibo)
Despite no 5G, Huawei increased foldable phones sale in Chinese market in 2022
Despite having no access to a 5G chipset, Huawei phones are rumbling over China’s foldable device segment and maintained its lead throughout 2022.
According to the data released by China’s CINNO research, Huawei shipped approx 1.44 million units of foldable display devices. The Chinese tech maker completed this task with a sales growth rate of 132% year over year. However, its market share decreased by 2.8 percent, while still covering over 50% of the overall Chinese market.
This sale count is contributed by the strong sales of the P50 Pocket and Mate X2 Collector’s Edition. Since its launch in December 2021, the Huawei P50 Pocket has been the single-season sales champion of China’s foldable phones market for three consecutive quarters in Q1, Q2, and Q3 of 2022. While the Pocket S jumped to the top sales in the fourth quarter.
Samsung comes second with a market share of 22.8%, a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percentage points, Samsung has the largest decline within a year.
OPPO ranked third with a 7.7% market share, up 4.3 percent year over year. Coming to the last three Xiaomi, Vivo, and Honor with a market share of 6.6%, 5.8%, and 5% respectively.
Overall sales of foldable smartphones in China have increased by 144% year over year (YoY) with 2.83 million units shipment throughout the year. This is a massive growth among customers and it continues to rise over quarters.
(via – mydrivers)