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Huawei P50 release date, price, news and rumors

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The Huawei P50 is likely to land soon. Here’s everything we’ve heard about it so far.
The Huawei P40 and its siblings (the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro Plus) are in some ways among the best phones of 2020 – they have superb cameras, plenty of power, and excellent battery lives. But they’re all significantly held back when it comes to software, as they don’t have access to Google Mobile Services. Unfortunately, that software issue is one that probably won’t be solved for the Huawei P50 range, but it might at least be improved. It’s one of a number of things we’re wishing for from the P50 range to make the upcoming phones even better than the Huawei P40. You’ll find our full wish list for the range further down, but before that, you’ll find information on the possible release date and price, along with rumored specs and features. We haven’t heard much information yet, but we’ll be adding to this article as rumors roll in, so make sure to check back often. The main release date rumor we had heard about the Huawei P50 was that it would land “around” March 26-28. Both the Huawei P40 and Huawei P30 were announced on March 26 of their respective years, and so March 26 seemed like the most likely date at the time. Having said that, March 26 passed without news of the P50’s arrival. We then heard that the phone wouldn’t land until May due to OS-related delays, before further delays – this time due to supply chain issues – implied an even later June launch. That’s something subsequent leaks have backed up. More generally, we’d also heard that the Huawei P50 range will arrive in the first half of 2021. That’s both vague and expected, but is in line with the leaks above, at least. In any case, we’d expect the phones to ship within two weeks of their announcement date, if not sooner, based on past form. As for the price, that, again, is unknown at the time of writing, but the Huawei P40 launched for £699 / AU$1,099 (around $900), so the Huawei P50’s price might be similar. Of course, that’s just the base model. The Huawei P40 Pro cost £899 / AU$1,599 (around $1,100) and the P40 Pro Plus was £1,299 (roughly $1,570 / AU$2,500), so expect prices to rise steeply for the Huawei P50 Pro and Huawei P50 Pro Plus. And as with the P40 range, these phones almost certainly won’t land in the US. We’ve now had a close look at the likely design of both the Huawei P50 and the Huawei P50 Pro, courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer (a leaker with a good track record). The images, some of which you can see below, show a huge camera block on both phones, with what looks to be two enormous lenses – though it’s possible that they house more than that. Additionally, both phones apparently have a glass back and a metal frame, but the frame is seemingly curvier on the P50 Pro. The Huawei P50 Pro is also shown with smaller bezels and a 6.6-inch curved screen, while the standard Huawei P50 has a 6.3-inch flat display. The same source also shared dimensions, with the Huawei P50 apparently being 156.7 x 74 x 8.3mm (or 10.6mm at the rear camera bump), and the Huawei P50 Pro said to be 159 x 73 x 8.6mm (or 10.3mm at the rear camera bump). Both phones also apparently have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Prior to these images, we’d seen the render below, which supposedly shows the Huawei P50 Pro and comes from the same source.

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