Huawei P50 Pro and GT Runner to get UK release in March
The latest flagship from Huawei is coming this way, along with a new wearable aimed at runners.
The Huawei P50 Pro will retail at £1099.99, available from Huawei’s online store, and from its retail outlet at Westfield, Stratford. It goes on sale March 22nd. You can opt for Cocoa Gold or Golden Black.
The P50 Pro features:
- 6.6-inch True-Chroma Display with 120Hz
- Dual stereo speakers
- 50-megapixel primary camera (OIS)
40-megapixel mono camera
13-megapixel ultra-wide camera
64-megapixel telephoto camera (OIS)
- 4K video recording
- Harmony OS 2 (based on Android, but not with Google Mobile Services support)
- Snapdragon 888 (4G) with 8+256GB RAM/storage
- IP68 Certification
- 4,360mAh battery with 66W wired and 50W wireless charging
- Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2
The Watch GT Runner goes on sale the same day, at a retail price of £259. You have the choice of black or grey (as pictured).
HUAWEI P50 PRO: A NEW ERA OF PHOTOGRAPHY THAT BREAKS THE BOUNDARIES OF PHYSICS
London, UK – 26th January – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) has announced the new HUAWEI P50 Pro, the latest addition to its iconic P Series product line. Each instalment of the P Series continues the legendary story of Huawei photography and each generation represents the pinnacle of technological aesthetics and smart photography. A legend reborn, the new HUAWEI P50 Pro returns to the philosophies that sit at the heart of high-end photography, with its True to Life camera ethos, revolutionary HUAWEI XD Optics and revamped camera experience.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro continues to push forward the Huawei photography brand, ushering in a new era of HUAWEI Image. With the highly advanced HUAWEI XD Optics and XD Fusion Pro Image Engine incorporated into the Dual-Matrix Camera system, users can enjoy True-Chroma Shot, perfect image clarity, high dynamic range and improved smart snapshot capabilities. The instant-classic camera design combines form and function into an iconic double ring emblem. Powered by EMUI 12, the HUAWEI P50 Pro’s software brings a new, user-centric mode of interaction.
Pure and Elegant Design Philosophy
The HUAWEI P Series has always delivered the perfect combination of aesthetics and photography. Now, the HUAWEI P50 Pro introduces an all-new Dual-Matrix Camera design. Its double ring structure is an instant classic, symbolising the infinite possibilities of the smartphone’s camera.
Huawei has long been the industry leader in design and manufacturing, with every generation of the HUAWEI P Series debuting a unique signature colourway. The HUAWEI P50 Pro is available in two – Cocoa Gold and Golden Black.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro comes with a bigger screen and battery, while remaining lighter and slimmer. Designed to fit comfortably in the hand, the contours are easy to grip. The HUAWEI P50 Pro has a 3D curved glass display, with a single unobtrusive punch hole camera in the middle of the display ensuring an immersive experience. It also supports the full P3 wide colour gamut to deliver accurate and true to life colours. Up to 1.07 billion colours are supported, offering true HDR. With up to 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate, users can also enjoy a smooth and responsive experience. The HUAWEI P50 Pro is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, and both phones have dual stereo speakers.
A New Era of Huawei Photography
The HUAWEI P Series has always helped users capture the beauty of life through photography. The HUAWEI P9 Series’ multi-camera setup was followed by the HUAWEI P10 Series’ portrait camera, and the HUAWEI P20 Series’ pioneering AI photography. The HUAWEI P30 Series delivered a revolutionary periscope zoom experience, before the HUAWEI P40 Series began the era of Huawei computational photography. Now, the new HUAWEI P50 Pro is set to revolutionise smartphone photography once more.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro’s Dual-Matrix Camera system delivers true to life imagery with extreme clarity and high dynamic range. Balancing the capabilities of multiple lenses, 10-channel multi-spectrum sensor, HUAWEI XD Optics, XD Fusion Pro Image Engine and other innovations, the Dual-Matrix Camera system offers incredible photography capabilities in lightweight form.
The all-new physics-defying HUAWEI XD Optics allow consumers to capture detailed images. For the first time, the optical imaging system is granted computational capabilities, creating the industry’s first inclusive image signal restoration system that can apply computations to rectify optical errors and reproduce fine details. This surpasses the limits of optical design to restore as much as 25 percent of the image signal.
Huawei debuted the XD Fusion Image Engine with the HUAWEI P40 Series, delivering a super definition photography experience. This time, the HUAWEI P50 Pro launches with XD Fusion Pro, an improved solution that incorporates a new Super Colour Filter System, True-Chroma Image Engine and Super HDR technology to significantly improve detail, colour and dynamic range.
True to Life Camera Experience
The HUAWEI P50 Pro delivers a new photography experience for users, creating outstanding images and videos with ease. The HUAWEI P50 Pro supports an unprecedented 200 times zoom range, helping users capture any object, regardless of distance. Close-up shots are detailed, while zoomed shots up to 100 times are incredibly clear. The ultra-wide angle lens has an equivalent focal length of 13mm for wide shots, and supports macro photography as close as 2.5cm from the lens.
The True-Chroma Image Engine delivers the highest possible colour accuracy, creating images that reflect what is seen by the human eye. The ambient light sensing system uses a 10-channel multi-spectrum sensor. This is coupled with colour calibration of more than 2,000 colours across the P3 wide colour gamut, to improve its ability to detect ambient light and average colour hue accuracy by 50 percent and 20 percent respectively. The colours are more varied than ever, accurately reproducing the true colours of real life.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro has an all-new Super Colour Filter System, with the True-Chroma Camera (Colour) and True-Chroma Camera (Monochrome) improving the main camera light intake by 103 percent for better image clarity. In low-light scenarios, pictures come out brighter and more detailed. In group photos, users can zoom in on individual subjects and still see sharp details and textures on every person. The Super HDR technology captures 28 percent more of the dynamic range for better backlit performance, while light and shadows are optimised, creating richer textures and more pronounced layers.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro supports 4K video recording across the full focal range. The all-new AIS Pro image stabilisation solution helps users easily capture stable handheld videos, even when zoomed in. 4K time lapse mode allows users to distil the beauty of time, while AI cinemagraph is great for creative shots that showcase minor movements. For editing, users can import videos to PetalClip simply by tapping “Edit” in Gallery. The app features a flat UI design and offers a wealth of templates, filters and special effects, all of which can be instrumental in creating a cinematographic masterpiece.
EMUI 12 Breathes New Life into the Smart User Experience
The HUAWEI P50 Pro is powered by EMUI 12. Adhering to the principles of minimalism and realism, EMUI 12 produces an innovative UI look that brings the digital world to life. The meticulously calibrated gradient creates a real sense of depth on the display. The UI uses simple blacks, whites and blues as its primary colours, giving it a clean look. The realistic gravity and magnetic motion design is inspired by the movement of celestial objects, allowing users to intuitively ‘feel’ the magnitude of the animation. EMUI 12 supports step-less font-weight adjustment. With this feature, users are free to adjust the font size to their preferences.
EMUI 12 comes with an improved Control Panel, offering users an easier and more intuitive way to connect multiple devices together. On the HUAWEI P50 Pro, users can open the Control Panel by swiping downwards from the top right corner. This action does not interfere with the active tasks, and allows users to access music controls as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings. The Device+ tab in Control Panel enables users to easily control or set up multi-device collaboration with other devices.
For smart features, HUAWEI P50 Pro taps into Huawei’s unique technology, which lets users transform the smartphone into a flash drive for PCs. Using the HUAWEI P50 Pro, users can transfer their MeeTime calls onto the smart TV and conduct the call by taking advantage of the larger display, camera and speakers. The Multi-Party MeeTime Calls further support HD voice and video calls with up to 12 parties.
EMUI 12 is powerful and secure, with improved performance compared to earlier versions. Taps, scrolls and other more complex operations all provide highly responsive feedback. The HUAWEI P50 Pro will maintain its read-write speed even when there’s little storage left and after 36 months of use. The distributed security features enable passwords and facial recognition across multiple devices. This ensures that only the right person on the right device gets access to the data.
Access to a huge range of apps and services with AppGallery and Huawei Mobile Services
With AppGallery, HUAWEI P50 Pocket users can access their favourite apps and games in one place all whilst looking after their privacy with the smartphone’s four-layer detection mechanism. Simply head over to AppGallery to access a wide variety of global and local apps across 20 categories. Users can get even more from their devices with Huawei Mobile Services’ range of innovative services – from Petal Search – the AI-powered mobile search engine offering access to shopping, travel, news, images and more; to Petal Maps fantastic navigating capabilities, and a huge range of available Themes to download, it’s easy to personalise your P50 to suit your needs.
HUAWEI WATCH GT RUNNER: HUAWEI’S FIRST PROFESSIONAL RUNNING WATCH, DESIGNED FOR SCIENTIFIC TRAINING
26 January 2022, London, UK – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced the company’s first professional running watch, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner. The latest smartwatch is not only the wearer’s smart assistant, but also their personal running coach. Through recording environmental and health data, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner can formulate scientific and effective personalised training plans, providing users with a comprehensive and professional fitness experience.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner features the new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ heart rate monitoring technology, offering accurate dynamic heart rate and SpO2 monitoring to accompany every step of the runner. The industry’s first suspended hidden antenna and Dual-Band Five-System GNSS positioning accurately monitor the running trajectory and support accurate positioning.
Aside from the powerful hardware and accurate monitoring, the Running Ability Index (RAI) and Professional Running Programme are the most anticipated features. The HUAWEI TruSport professional running training system provides users with in-depth analysis, giving them an overall view of data such as training intensity, training volume, recovery time, etc. The new running ability measurement system, Running Ability Index (RAI), enables users to evaluate their running ability objectively. By using the RAI and training load as the core of the Professional Running Programme, every runner can achieve their personal best.
Sir Mo Farah, four-time Olympic Gold Medallist and HUAWEI wearables ambassador said: “The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is the perfect companion for high performance runners looking to get the most from every training session. I’ve found the HUAWEI Watch GT Runner to be incredibly accurate which means I’m consistently being provided with data that I can rely on to analyse and perfect my performance. In a sport where every second, every metre and every gram could mean the difference between winning or losing; its lightweight design tops off why it’s become my go to device for training.’’
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner supports the connection of heart rate belts to obtain richer and more professional running data. Moreover, the running data can be shared with third-party apps through the HUAWEI Health App, enabling data exchange, convenient data viewing experience, and efficient workout.
Aerodynamics design inspired by a supercar’s air intake grille
The watch is optimised for runners and provides insights into everything a runner wants to know about their performance using the easy-to-follow runner circles. While ensuring the watch body is light and wear-resistant, it also gives the watch an artistic design. Drawing inspiration from the air intake grille of a supercar, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner delivers a stylish design that represents speed and passion. Moreover, the hollowed-out watch lug increases the contact area with the air when running, so that it is sweat resistant and breathable, which results in a more comfortable wearing experience and accurate data capture.
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner adopts lightweight materials such as the high-strength polymer fibre body, which is light and comfortable. Also, it is matched with a ceramic ultra-light bezel and aerospace-grade titanium-alloy watch crown. The weight of the entire watch body is as light as 38.5g, which means runners barely notice it as they run. The antibacterial silicone watch strap that comes with the smartwatch has good water-resistance, so runners don’t need to worry about sweat and dirt contacting the strap during training. The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner comes with an exclusive data watch face that shows data including training load, RAI, recovery time and weather, customisable according to each user’s needs.
Achieve a personal best with professional running training
For most runners, quantifying their running performance is a complicated process. Based on HUAWEI TruSport, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner provides Running Ability Index (RAI) to evaluate user’s running performance. Even if the user did not reach their limit, the system can calculate the running performance based on historical heart rate, pace, distance, frequency and other multi-dimensional data, and measure the RAI to accurately classify the runners’ ability. In addition, professional data such as fatigue level, training index, aerobic/anaerobic training pressure are also showed to help runners analyse their own status and make reasonable plan adjustments to improve their results.
Based on the professional fitness analysis data provided by the HUAWEI TruSport, Huawei developed the Professional Running Programme. According to the user’s personal physical data and running history, combined with training goals and targets, users can customise running plans on the HUAWEI Health App. HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner records and analyses user’s workout data, and intelligently identifies the basic period, lifting period, consolidation period, and reduction period according to the user’s current athletic ability level and goals, then adjusts the training intensity and gradually increases training volume to improve the user’s running ability. Through the humanised adjustment, users will be able to enjoy their training more.
Innovative Suspended Hidden Antenna design for more accurate positioning
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has great performance in a small watch body and features five major satellite systems: GPS + Beidou + GLONASS + Galileo + QZSS. Also, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has a built-in Dual-Band Five-System GNSS positioning chip with a suspended hidden antenna, that hides the positioning antenna in the lugs made of polymer fibre material. This reduces the interference of positioning signal caused by metal material. The innovative design improves the performance of the GPS antenna by 135% compared with the traditional design, which solves the pain points of balancing positioning accuracy and compact design, and further realises marathon track-level precise positioning without trajectory drift.
New HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ brings four major breakthroughs
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner supports all-new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+, bringing a newly upgraded heart rate module, 8 PDs in a circular arrangement, enhanced dynamic heart rate monitoring, more signal input, and an overall improved heart rate monitoring accuracy. HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner adopts an ergonomically designed 2.5D rear watch case, with carefully polished curved glass, which fits the characteristics of the wrist bone.
The design is not only comfortable to wear, but also not easy to shake, effectively reducing the interference of external light and improving the quality of the heart rate signal. Between the PD, LED, and the bottom glass, is a shield of Fresnel film, which not only improves the aesthetics, but also provides a better condensing effect, so that more light will enter the dermis and obtain signals from the capillaries during the process, reducing the interference of light signals in the superficial layers of the epidermis.
Huawei designed a new multi-channel signal selection and fusion enhancement algorithm, enhancing the deep AI learning noise reduction algorithm. When the user is in motion, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner can better obtain the optimal signal from the multi-channel of signals.
In the development process of the new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+, Huawei is dedicated to offering a more accurate heart rate monitoring experience. Thanks to the new PPG 5.0 module, the accuracy of heart rate monitoring is greatly improved compared to the previous generation. The deviation of 10 bpm in most scenarios can reach more than 97%, which is as accurate as a heart rate belt. The HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+’s powerful anti-interference and noise reduction design can better cope with the motion noise caused by irregular movement, and improves the accuracy of heart rate measurement when working out, including during HIIT, yoga, aerobics, skipping rope, etc.
More Than a Runner – Smart life assistant for all-day usage
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner inherits the powerful battery life of Huawei’s wearable family, delivering 14-day battery life in smart mode under typical usage scenarios and offers 8-days of long battery life in heavy usage scenario. Together with the smart and humanised features, as well as health monitoring, it is every runner’s smart assistant on the wrist.
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is not only a runner’s personal coach, but also an always-on fitness and health assistant on the wrist. It offers 100+ sports modes, all-day SpO2 monitoring, sleep and stress monitoring, and Healthy Living reminders like drinking water, deep breathing, early bedtime and even a daily smile through the HUAWEI Health app feature.
HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has a built-in altitude barometer, supporting the compass feature to ensure their safety in the journey. It also provides music playback with earphones or speakers and comes with a large amount of storage space which can store up to 500 songs. Furthermore, the smartwatch supports all-day health monitoring, including heart rate monitoring and abnormal heart rate reminder. To further expand the usage scenario, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is powered by HarmonyOS 2.1, supporting rich application ecosystem, covering travel, gaming, lifestyle, entertainment, and work.
Achieve your training goals with HUAWEI Health and Huawei Mobile Services
For a seamless digital fitness experience, HUAWEI has continued to diversify premium app content integrated in the HUAWEI Mobile Service (HMS) ecosystem. With the WATCH GT Runner, users have access to many available apps via the HUAWEI Health helping them to set personal training goals and build their fitness lifestyle. Popular apps such as Runtastic and Komoot are just a few available for download to help fitness enthusiasts create tailored workouts and connect with communities to keep their running journey on track. Users can also personalise their HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner with thousands of stylish watch faces available to choose from the HUAWEI Health App.
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