In the first quarter of next year, Huawei is expected to announce the flagship P50 series smartphones. The unofficial renders of one of the representatives of the named family were at the disposal of network sources.
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The illustrations allegedly show the Huawei P50 Pro. The device will receive a bezel-less display that folds onto the sides of the case. In the upper left corner of the screen, you can see the perforation: there will be a two-component front camera.
At the back, a camera will be installed with four optical elements lined up horizontally. They will be complemented by a flash and some kind of auxiliary sensor. All components will be enclosed in a rectangular area with rounded corners. The resolution of only one sensor is called – 48 million pixels.
Users will be able to interact with a smartphone using a special digital S-Pen included in the package like the recently launched the powerful Galaxy Note 20 family. Physical control buttons can be seen in the side parts.
Of course, Huawei P50 Pro smartphones will be able to work in 5G cellular networks. Their official presentation, according to available data, will take place in March 2021.
On the other hand, Huawei is facing a serious shortage of platforms for its smartphones: due to the spring US sanctions, the production of its own Kirin single-chip systems on equipment with American technologies will be banned from mid-September.
The sanctions are unlikely to be lifted, Kirin SoC reserves will last for some time, and then … Then Huawei will have to buy third-party SoCs. First of all – from MediaTek.
According to a source citing Taiwanese media outlets, Huawei has ordered no less than 120 million single-chip systems from MediaTek. They will be used in a wide variety of models, from budget to top-end.
According to rumors, Huawei P50 will be one of the first smartphones on the flagship 5-nanometer SoC MediaTek Dimensity 2000, and with it, the Taiwanese company will enter the smartphone segment for the first time at a price of $ 1000 and above.
Even more interesting, Huawei is rumored to be buying another 60 million SoCs from Qualcomm. This is interesting because American companies are prohibited from working with Huawei: this is why the Chinese company has not had Google services in its smartphones for over a year.
But Qualcomm applied for permission to work with Huawei, and it is possible that it will be considered positively (Americans are not enemies to themselves and their economy). In this case, the Chinese can really cover part of the required SoC at the expense of Qualcomm.
According to Counterpoint Technology, Market Research estimates, in May Huawei ranked first in terms of smartphone shipments in the global market: the company’s share was 19.7%. This Chinese giant also led the way in April. Thus, Huawei may be at the top of the ranking of the leading manufacturers in the entire second quarter.