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Huawei's Upcoming P50 Series Boasts Dual-Matrix Camera System, HarmonyOS 2 Software

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Huawei just unveiled its upcoming P50 series, consisting of a lineup of phones featuring the Dual-Matrix Camera System. In other words, the devices will have two camera bumps on their backs.

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With this technology, the company enumerated the benefits mobile photography enthusiasts can get out of the to-be-released phones. Specifically, they will be able to take high-quality pictures with True-Chroma Shot, HUAWEI XD Optics and XD Fusion Pro Image Engine.

As the phones will be optimised for high dynamic range snapshots, they will work best for shooting moving images.

Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Business Group's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, attested to the camera capabilities of the P50 series.

"The new HUAWEI P50 series is a legend reborn, representing a new chapter in Huawei's history of camera excellence, as well as a paradigm shift in mobile photography, aesthetic design and all-scenario experiences. Incorporating HUAWEI XD Optics into a smartphone for the first time, we are continuing to make the impossible possible while kicking off a new era of smartphone photography," said Yu.

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The P50 series will have HarmonyOS 2, Huawei’s own operating system that comes with features that facilitate cross-device interaction. With HarmonyOS 2, you can select which nearby trusted devices you would like to connect to. Afterwards, all you need to do is drop its icon onto your device icon to enable a connection between them.

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HarmonyOS 2 also allows for plenty of customisation as you can set a Service Widget that lets you access app information and manage key functions without needing to open the app itself. You can select different sizes as well as formats for the widget and place them anywhere on your home screen as well.

People who are interested in getting their hands on a P50 series phone can choose from three models: the Huawei P50 Pro (Special Edition), the Huawei P50 Pro and the Huawei P50. The Huawei P50 Pro (Special Edition) will be powered by the Kirin 9000. On the other hand, users will be able to purchase a Huawei P50 Pro that houses either the Snapdragon 888 4G or the Kirin 9000 system-on-chip. Meanwhile, the Huawei P50 will use the Snapdragon 888 4G chipset.

RAM and storage options start from 8GB+128GB and go all the way up to 12GB+512GB.

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The devices' prices range from CN¥4488 (approximately S$940.39) to CN¥8488 (approximately S$1778.53).

The Huawei P50 Pro will be released in China on 12 August 2021, while the Huawei P50 will hit shelves in September 2021. Global availability for the P50 series has not been announced yet.


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