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Why only 4G Huawei P50 and P50 Pro launched? Here’s the answer



Huawei P50 render

On July 29, Huawei ushered in its latest flagship Huawei P50 series. This lineup offers one of the best mobile camera features and photograph quality ever built to a smartphone.

However, both – Huawei P50 and P50 Pro come with only 4G connectivity and some of the people raised the question, why Huawei only launched 4G Huawei P50 and P50 Pro? That’s a reasonable question and here’s the answer.

While introducing the Huawei P50 series, Yu Chengdong (Richard Yu) said that under the four rounds of U.S. sanctions, Huawei’s 5G chip access has been greatly affected. The chip is 5G but some of the required components to activate the 5G access aren’t available, which results as Huawei P50 and P50 Pro 4G.

However, the Consumer Business head said that Huawei’s 4G+ WiFi 5 solution in these devices will bring a good user experience for the consumers and won’t disappoint them.

Background story:

In May 2019, the U.S. imposed sanctions on Huawei, which prohibits the company from purchasing U.S. company-made goods or technologies. The company then has to face severe outages of required components to build new products.

However, the first round of the sanctions didn’t work well because Huawei’s chip access remained as usual. However, in 2020, the U.S. increased the sanctions and restricted the Chinese tech maker from manufacturing new chipsets through chipmakers such as TSMC.

Following this entire scenario, Huawei has to give up on making new flagship processors and had to announce the chip Kirin chip outage. Not only that, the company has to establish a new supply chain to find alternative components.

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.