Today, Huawei held a product launch event that covered a breadth of announcements of HarmonyOS devices. However, one of those devices seemed to be missing until the last stretch of the presentation - the Huawei P50. Huawei's spring flagship lineup has yet to receive its annual iteration for 2021, and the company still isn't ready to share much.
During the presentation, we got to a look at the back of the Huawei P50, with its dual-camera bump featuring four sensors in total. Huawei also called the phone a "sheer beauty" and touted an ultra-thin and light design. However, none of that came with any numbers or specs we can look forward to.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu said that for the reasons we already know of - those being the sanctions imposed by the U.S. - it can't give us a date for the product at this time. Yu went on to say that Huawei is constantly working to deliver better products for its users and improve customer satisfaction, often reiterating the challenges imposed by external forces.
It's been increasingly difficult for Huawei to sustain its business, having been forced to sell off the Honor sub-brand. Even the P and Mate brands were reported to be up for sale at one point, but it seems that Huawei is still trying to get back on its feet. Last year, the company said it would no longer be making its Kirin chipsets after the Mate 40, so it's likely that it's looking for alternatives to power the P50. We may have to wait a while longer for progress to be made, however.
For now, the focus seems to be on software, with HarmonyOS serving as the hub that connects a wide range of smart devices to offer seamless experiences across all of them.