The new HUAWEI P50 and P50 Pro are powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 and Kirin 9000 processors, but none of the smartphones support fifth-generation networks. A top manager at HUAWEI explained the reason for this strange decision.
It turns out that everything is quite simple. According to Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer division, the lack of 5G support in the new flagships is due to nothing more than US sanctions against the company. The Chinese manufacturer was simply denied access to this technology.
Richard Yu noted that the HUAWEI P50 and P50 Pro still support 4G and WiFi 6+, which should be sufficient for most of the use cases of these smartphones. It is not yet clear if the company will be able to ship 5G devices in the future.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro will go on sale in China on August 12 at a price of $ 927, while the regular P50 will only be released in September. Before the presentation, there were rumors on the network about a third model – P50 Pro +, but there was not a word about this device at the event.