After a series of setbacks, Huawei is all set to launch its next flagship phone- the Huawei P50 on the 29th of July. Huawei announced this via its official Weibo and Twitter handles. On his Weibo page, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer group, mentioned the launch to be the beginning of “a new era of mobile imaging.” This affirms the photography-focused nature of the Huawei P-series of smartphones, and the P50 might set a new pedestal for photography.
This time around, the launch took a little over a year. The US trade ban has surely hit Huawei hard, as Huawei couldn’t even produce its own Kirin chipsets, and furthermore. In a launch event last month where the design of the P50 was teased, Yu mentioned the sanctions indirectly as he said,” For reasons, you are all aware of, a launch date has not been set.”
Regardless, the big news is that the launch is finally happening, and even if US sanctions forbid Google’s apps to be pre-installed on their devices, the sheer fact that Huawei is resurrecting is joyous.