Less than a week after the presentation, Huawei confirms the super camera of P50 and announces the marketing all over the world, including Europe and Italy.
It was a long-awaited news, but finally it's here: the Huawei P50 will be sold in Europe. It was not at all obvious that the next Huawei flagships would arrive in our parts: the Mate 40 arrived with the dropper, so the company would have been able to put on the scales the costs to be incurred for the distribution in Europe with the revenues from sales.
Evidently it came out a positive balance, despite the absence of Google services and apps from Huawei smartphones presented after the famous diatribe with the United States has weighed heavily on the numbers outside the domestic market. Huawei has lost a lot from the affair, as evidenced by the positions lost in the ranking of manufacturers based on sales. But this won't hinder the European adventure of Huawei P50, P50 Pro and P50 Pro+, even if we don't know if all or only some of them will reach the Old Continent. A lot will depend on the availability of the necessary components to realize them, on which weigh on one side the uncertainties that concern all the producers linked to the global crisis of the chips, and on the other side the availability of the same ones following the limitations imposed by the USA.
Huawei P50 and the uncertainties linked to the chips
In short, Huawei moves among several uncertainties. One concerns, as anticipated, the chips: the company would not have available large quantities of Kirin 9000, the processor developed in house that equipped the Mate 40 and that should "motorize" also the Huawei P50.
This is a not insignificant problem: it's the only chip that will ensure the compatibility of the P50 with 5G networks, so having limited stocks puts Huawei in the position of having to choose which markets to target the P50s with Kirin 9000 and consequently capable of hooking up to the network infrastructure of the future.
The remaining part of the production that will not be able to have the Kirin 9000 chip is rumored to have a Snapdragon 888 but lacking support for 5G. Qualcomm's chip is very powerful and has a great reputation worldwide, but the lack of 5G to fall within the stakes set by the U.S. will be an absence difficult to accept for the top of the range that presumably will also have very high prices.
Huawei P50 in Europe with a super camera
But in Europe will come. To make it official was a representative of the company in Finland: "The Huawei P50 will be launched globally," he would have said. It's not long before the official announcement and therefore the moment when we'll find the tangle of the skein: the Huawei P50 range will in fact be presented on July 29, so Thursday of next week.
In the meantime, the company has confirmed via a teaser video that the P50 range will still have Leica branding on the back and that at least one model will have a 125mm periscope telephoto lens with f/3.4 aperture.
For the rest, there are doubts that the Huawei P50s will arrive in Europe with the same software equipment as the Huawei post-bans, so with Huawei's EMUI user interface built on Android AOSP, i.e. without Google services and apps but with Huawei Mobile Services.
It's still early for the European landing of HarmonyOS, which for the moment is destined for the Chinese market: some say it will arrive in the fall, but the reality is that we are waiting for communications from Huawei.