Huawei reportedly working on a case that allows the 4G P50 series to access 5G networks
Huawei’s U.S. bans have prevented it from offering 5G capable phones
It is true that Huawei was found guilty of stealing T-Mobile’s intellectual property for a phone testing robot, and it is considered to be a national security threat to the U.S. As a result, Huawei is on the entity list which prevents it from accessing its U.S. supply chain including Google. In addition, Huawei has been cut off from receiving cutting-edge chips from foundries that use American technology to build chips.
Huawei P50 Pro at left next to a case that will reportedly allow the phone to access 5G signals
Render of the 5G Mobile Case
Huawei announces a new low-priced P50E model
Huawei also held its Spring Launch Conference today and added a low-priced model to the P50 line. The P50E sports a mid-range Snapdragon 778G chipset and comes in two different configurations. The model with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage is priced at 4,088 yuan ($644), while the model with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage will run you 4,488 yuan ($707).
Huawei’s lower-priced P50E
The P50E will be available in White, Black, Cocoa Gold, and Galaxy Blue. The phone carries a 6.5-inch flat display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 1224 x 2700 resolution. It is still a camera-first handset with a triple-camera setup in the back that includes a 50MP camera sensor, a 13MP camera sensor in back of an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a telephoto camera driven by a 12MP sensor. A 13MP sensor is behind the front-facing selfie snapper.
- 8GB memory +128GB storage-5488 yuan ($864).
- 8GB memory +256GB storage-5988 yuan ($943).
- 8GB memory +512GB storage-6988 yuan ($1,100).
Pricing for the P50 Pro in Yunjin White, and Danxia Orange is:
- 8GB memory +256GB storage-6488 yuan ($1,022).
- 8GB memory +512GB storage-7488 yuan ($1,179).
The White and Orange colors use a leather body, a nano-glass ceramic screen which has five times the ability to survive drops compared to older models. The Galaxy Blue has an anti-fingerprint coating that eliminates most fingerprints.