Updated: May 3, 2021
Huawei isn’t stopping from developing a new powerful flagship model, known as p50 series
Dummy units of the upcoming Huawei P50 that were shared on Weibo and spotted by Slashleaks shows us the updated Rear design originally shared as renders last month by Steve Hemmerstoffer.
Huawei has reportedly fitted the smartphone with a beautiful 6.3-inch OLED display and an in-screen fingerprint scanner as Usual.
We can see in the hands on photos, very slim bezels and a centered punch hole for the selfie camera is coming. It looks Really good by the way.
Speaking of good things, the back of the Huawei P50 is home to a huge fat pill shaped module, which itself is also home to two circular bumps.
Well, The camera specs isn’t known as of now, but the dummy units seen above suggest there’ll be a total of four sensors. Pretty cool design by the way, tell me in the comments how you feel about the camera design.
But it’s safe to say that there’ll likely be a main camera, an ultra-wide, and a telephoto zoom shooter. The fourth camera could be depth sensor, or maybe Time-of-Flight sensor (maybe a periscope zoom for Both Pro models)
The Huawei P50 series is expected to be announced as soon as June. The range will consist of three models, the premium Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pro+ and p50.
The big question
What will it Run on HarmonyOS or Android?
Due to a lack of Google Mobile Service (GMS) support, it’s very much rumoured/Possible that these devices will also be the first to ship with the latest version of HarmonyOS straight out of the box.
If you see closely, the sticker on one of the dummy units, says ‘powered by HarmonyOS’ .
That’s one of the biggest things to be excited to be honest.
Now Here’s the thing, at least outside of China, it’s literally impossible to survive for Huawei even if it has great hardwares.
Talking about survival, Huawei’s European smartphone business has been in freefall ever since it stopped releasing any new devices with GMS support thanks to US trade Bans. Now, the latest market data shows that in China it’s not having any good time either.
Sadly, Huawei is no longer the biggest smartphone brand in China
Manufacturers shipped a combined 90.7 million smartphones in China between January and March 2021. That’s a year-on-year increase of 36% for the period.
And Huawei used to be the leader in the smartphone business in China but it’s kinda over now. Last quarter, Huawei’s smartphone market share in china was 16%, down from over 30% in Q2 2020.
If you can’t remember In that same quarter last year, Huawei became the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, overtaking Samsung. But it was a very sweet & short lived journey.
The most recent US trade sanctions, introduced in mid-September, seem to be the reason for Huawei’s free fall in China.
So what happened is, The company hasn’t been able to receive chips from TSMC or any other suppliers since the sanctions came into force, so Huawei is now struggling to manufacture devices.
If something doesn’t change in the Rules, Huawei could soon be forced to stop smartphone shipments entirely.And Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi will absorb Huawei’s share, which they already are doing.
Vivo is now the market leader in China, with 24% market share in Q1 2021.According to Counterpoint Research’s report,
ZEISS partnership with vivo boosted its image in China, HMD crying in the corner.Oppo followed closely behind Vivo with a 23% market share.
Huawei is still the third-largest brand by volume but going down everyday, whereas Xiaomi is right behind in fourth place with a decent 15% share.
Apple is in the fifth position with 13% market share, up from 9% last year. Mostly because of the Upgrade cycles of iPhones and the launch of iPhone 12 series, which has been hugely successful in most regions.