The Huawei P50 series is expected to drop on July 29. Initially, the lineup will likely consist of a vanilla P50, a P50 Pro and a P50 Pro+. As far as we currently know, most of the units in the P50 family will still be LTE-only – a story further corroborated by the fact that the Chinese company is currently only allowed to use 4G chips from Qualcomm and the latter is said to already be working on a 4G variant of the Snapdragon 888 part.
This is likely the setup on the Huawei JAD-AL50, which was spotted on the Chinese 3C Certification authority’s website. It is probably the vanilla Huawei P50, or perhaps the 4G model of the P50 Pro. Of course, there is no solid proof of that and the JAD-AL50 could also be the Nova 9 handset, Huawei is also likely working on. However, the 3C entry does mention 66W charging support – the same as on the Mate 40 line, with 10W (5V, 2A), 40W (10V, 4A) and 66W (11V, 6A) outputs and probably a bit too ambitious for the Nova 9.
The JAD-AL50 was also recently spotted on the TENAA website, alongside mentions of Huawei’s new HarmonyOS. Hardly a major surprise, given that the P50 series was officially teases at the last HarmonyOS event.
To be clear, despite the ongoing US/Huawei situation and this new 4G Snapdragon workaround, we still fully expect there to be 5G variants in the P50 family. Most likely the P50 Pro+ and probably some P50 Pro units. The Kirin 9000 5G chip will probably be powering these instead.
As for other details about the Huawei P50 family, we already know that it’s design will be very similar to the Honor 50 line and include the recognizable big dual circular camera islands on the back. The bottom windows will probably house a periscope telephoto camera, while the top has a trio of snappers. Rumors have hinted at a 1-inch Sony IMX800 for the main cam on the P50 Pro and Pro+, as well as potentially one of the biggest ultrawides around, using a new 1/1.18-inch sensor.