Huawei P50 Pro camera specs officially revealed for the first time

Huawei P50
(Image credit: Huawei)

While the Huawei P50 series doesn't exactly have a boatload of 'buzz' around it - it feels like most phone fans have forgotten all about the once-great company - new information keeps popping up ahead of the July 29 China launch.

Case in point: on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Huawei posted a teaser video for the P50 Pro. While lots of the visuals are just moving versions of pictures we've already seen, a few new ones are used, and savvy watchers have spotted a few hidden details in them.

You see, most premium phones have some of the snappers' specs listed by the lenses, mainly for the purposes of bragging: '100x zoom', '108MP', and so on. As spotted by the video watchers, the Huawei P50 Pro video shows 'VARIO-SUMMILUX-H1:1.8-3.4/18-125ASPH'.

No idea what this means? Well, Vario-Summilux is a type of lens, made by Leica. The reference to 1.8-3.4/18-125 is a reference to the aperture and lens size, so we know the various cameras will have apertures between f/1.8 and f/3.4, and sizes between 18mm (likely an ultra-wide camera) and 125mm (likely a periscope camera). 

Finally, ASPH refers to an aspherical lens, which, when used for wider apertures, takes sharper images and reduces visual issues.

So that gives us a good look at the Huawei P50 Pro's camera array, and it seems the snappers will be well-specced. The 125mm camera will likely hit 5x optical zoom, a distance which some leakers are backing up, and the aspherical lens could really improve snaps for the cameras it's attached to (though there could be more than one - P50 renders show a boatload of cameras).

There's no solid specs written on the phone, and that suggests Huawei may have tapped out of the 'specs race' to use unnecessarily high-resolution cameras, in favor of hardware that actually does the job well.

With a Huawei P50 series launch on July 29, we don't have long to wait to see what the new phones are like. That July 29 event is set for a China-only reveal, so we will have to wait longer to see when the phones will be released in the UK and other countries.

Via ITHome

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. He also currently works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.