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HUAWEI P50E is the latest IP68 waterproof smartphone in town with periscope camera

Huawei P50E

At its Spring Press Conference held earlier today in China, HUAWEI also launched the P50E alongside the new Nova smartphone that was posted earlier. This has a 6.5-inch OLED screen with FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, but it does not support DC dimming.

The display have 1.07 billion colors (10-bit color) and a high 300Hz touch sampling rate, which gives its an edge when it comes to color rendering, sharpness, and contrast. The screen is flat, and above it is a tiny punch-hole that houses a 13MP selfie camera.

At the back are also triple cameras for photography. The primary has a 50MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, while the secondary is a 13MP ultra-wide lens and the tertiary a 12MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom capability. 4k video recording is supported, and some of the lenses have optical image stabilization.

The HUAWEI P50E packed a Snapdragon 778G processor, but it does not support 5G. Moreover, it runs HarmonyOS 2 that does not guarantee Google Play Services support. Notably, it is water and dust-proof certified with IP68 rating, which is rather surprising because HUAWEI rarely include this feature on its phones.

Biometric security is conducted by an in-display fingerprint sensor. Stereo speakers are not excluded either.

HUAWEI P50E Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2700x12224) OLED, 90Hz refresh rate, P3 color gamut, 10-bit color, 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 6nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR4x)
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP True Chroma, f/1.8 aperture, dual LED flash; 13MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture; 12MP periscope telephoto camera with f/3.4 aperture, 5x optical zoom, 80x digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.4 aperture
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers, USB-C Audio
  • Water Protection: IP68
  • Operating System: HarmonyOS 2
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS dual band (L1+L5), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
  • Battery: 4,100mAh with 66W fast charging
  • Dimensions: 156.5×73.8×7.92mm
  • Weight: 181 grams

It will be available in Obsidian Black, Snow White, Galaxy Blue, and Cocoa Gold colors when it go on sale on March 24th in China. The 128GB storage version is priced at CN¥4088 (US$643), and the 256GB storage version at CN¥4488 (US$706). Pre-orders begin today.

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