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Huawei P50 Series To Power on Snapdragon 888 LTE-Only Version; Can Launch Soon

- Updated: 24th Jun 2021, 11:39 IST
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    Huawei P50 series to feature Snapdragon 888-LTE chipset?

Qualcomm is reportedly planning to launch an LTE-only version of its flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. Apparently, it will be a new platform with a model number SM8450 (the current 888 is SM8350). However, this is only available right now in 5G. Although this new platform will be aiming at manufacturers who prefer to sell in markets where next-gen networks haven’t been developed. Moreover, they are not to use American 5G chipsets. It looks like this new chipset will feature on the Huawei P50 series, according to leaks.

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Huawei P50 series to feature Snapdragon 888-LTE chipset?

According to some leaksters, the Huawei P50 series can launch in late July, will be powered by this new Qualcomm chipset. As we know, this Chinese company cannot trade with US companies on any 5G-related matter. However, we have confirmation from company executives that LTE is still fair game – the limitations are patent-based. The company is struggling to source enough components in order to make enough phones. Moreover, they have for now put the Mate series on the backseat and are focussing on the P50 series.

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Considering the situation, Huawei will be launching the Huawei P50 series flagship smartphone with everything but 5G connectivity. Snapdragon 888 is a fairly commendable SoC in terms of performance, the Huawei P50 is bound to be a competent smartphone if the rumor mills turn out to be accurate. However, without 5G and Google services, the prospect of the device selling in global markets is slim, to be optimistic.

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Huawei P50 series unveil could be on July 29, as per a Weibo rumor. Another source from China claims that due to the Pandemic’s effect on the supply, Huawei could unveil a mostly 4G-ready fleet of P50 devices. A third rumor has pointed to the series using a new 1/1.18-inch sensor for the ultrawide angle camera. That would be among the largest sensors in a phone and certainly the largest sensor in an ultrawide camera among any phone.