After months of a wait as expected, the Huawei P50 has a launch date finally. Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, revealed that the July 29 date is set to show up along with some other devices.
Through a post on Weibo, the head of Huawei’s consumer business group, Richard Yu, revealed that the P50 series would mark the beginning of mobile imaging’s new era. Latest mobile imaging technology will be released with their launch, said Richard Yu.
Something that’s not clear now is if Huawei’s P50 series is going to be limited to a China-only launch or whether key markets like Europe and the UK will be broader international rollout.
For now, we have the confirmation of the China-only launch, so we have to wait to know if the series will be released for another market as well. However, you can expect another event if July 29 will confirm this availability.
After biting US sanctions added to the erosion of Huawei’s worldwide smartphone market share, it’s trying to make a comeback.
The Trump administration has slapped a tough sanctions series on the Chinese company over the last few years, directly affecting its previous best-selling smartphones shipping without Google’s popular apps and software, among different results.
Restricting Huawei from purchasing US-made components simply means the company is required to stop developing chipsets of its own-brand Kirin for powering its mobile phones.
Huawei revealed HarmonyOS in June at a launch event. HarmonyOS is its own mobile operating system designed so Google Mobile Services can be easily replaced on its mobile phones and consumer device’s array.
To tease the P50 series, Huawei also used the event last month, though it didn’t share anything at the release date.
According to some inside sources, the device powering that could be a Huawei-made Kirin 9000 chipset has chances to modify into the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It explained that since the US sanctions restrict 5G component supplies to Huawei, the Snapdragon chipset could power the mobile phone, and it’s expected to be a 4G-only one.