Huawei just introduced its 2021 flagship, the Huawei P50, but don’t get your hopes up because there’s no telling when this striking device might actually launch.
Why? Basically, because politics.
This is pretty much the reason given by Huawei Mobile’s CEO Richard Yu.
“For reasons you are all aware of, a launch date has not been set but we are trying to figure out how to make this great product available to you”, he said in an announcement livestream.
And, at first glance, the Huawei P50 does look great.
Huawei worked with Leica on this device, just like on previous models, and used a double-circle rear design for the back camera.
Right now, there’s no word on what those sensors in the camera might do or how many MPs you should expect…but you know there’s going to be plenty! During the stream, Huawei promised to “lift mobile photography to a new level” and based on their history, we’d be inclined to believe them.
Huawei has always gone for super-high resolution sensors, wide-angle cameras and super zooms, plus AI enhanced night mode and portrait mode.
As SlashGear points out, one of those sensors might be a depth camera, since the newly-revealed MatePad Pro 12.6-inch tablet has one in its setup.
We also don’t know much about the hardware in the Huawei P50 in general – not even if it uses HarmonyOS 2.0, the new OS Huawei just launched and on which they plan to build their whole ecosystem on, from phones to smartwatches, tablets and appliances.
Some YouTubers have posted the Huawei P50 teaser trailer but, unless you like looking at glowing circles and auroras, don’t expect much from it.