Several details of the design and specs of Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the P50 Pro, have surfaced online in a leaked render by reputed tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer.
The phone from the Chinese manufacturer appears to share a lot of design similarities with the P40 Pro, including curved edges running along its display’s flanks, according to a post published on Friday by Hemmerstoffer, better known as OnLeaks.
According to the leak, the P50 Pro will have a 6.6-inch display in a 159 x 73mm wide (6.26 x 2.87in) chassis. Instead of the P40 Pro’s selfie arrangement of a dual-camera cutout, it is likely to have a centrally-mounted punch-hole on the phone’s display for a single camera.
Hemmerstoffer also claims that the magnetic earpiece speaker system found on the P40 Series has been removed and will be replaced by a conventional setup. Other details including chipset, camera specs and battery remain a mystery at this point.
According to a Sina Tech report, the Huawei P50 series will be “officially equipped” with Harmony OS, the company’s homegrown operating system, and the device is expected to launch in Q1 2021.
This year, more than 40 mainstream brands and 100 million devices will provide new application scenarios for the Harmony OS system, vice president of Huawei consumer businesses software department Haisong Yang said at an event in Shanghai on Dec. 30.
Huawei has been working hard to sustain its smartphone business amid US sanctions, and rose to become the world’s top smartphone vendor in Q2 2020.
According to tech market analysts Canalys, Counterpoint and IDC, Huawei shipped 55.8 million units from April to June, slightly more than second-place Samsung, which shipped 53.7 million units. The South Korean electronics giant reclaimed its place at the top in the third quarter.