There are rumors that Huawei is preparing for a new version of the popular smartphone series Mate Mate 50. This is despite the fact that the latest P-series phones were released only after a widespread path.
However, we have collected the latest news and rumors about the Huawei Mate 50 series, including whether it is possible and when it will go on sale.
When will the Huawei p50 be released?
Huawei has seen some cuts in its presentation schedule in 2021 and 2022. The long-awaited P50 Pro was expected to be announced in the spring of last year, but after numerous delays, it did not go on sale in China until August 2021 and reached the international level. significantly later, in January 2022.
This led several news outlets to report that the Mate 50 could be completely dismantled, in part due to a global chip shortage, as well as an ongoing war between the Chinese company and the US government. Others said it was just too late and that it would come at some point in 2022.
A silver lining that believes in this theory (as noted by IThome) is that Huawei Consumer Business Group Vice President for Strategic Marketing Li Changzhou answered a fan who asked about the Mate 50 line. presentation of the company’s Spring Smart Office on February 27, 2022.
“Mate 50 is coming, but not now. There are many other good products worth paying attention to right now,” Li said, translating from Chinese. While this statement is not completely reset while we wait for the presentation of the Mate 50, we know that we can wait for at least one point.
Typically, the Mate series is introduced in September or a little later, with the last two generations debuting in the fall.
- Mate 40: November 2020
- Mate 30: September 2019
ITHome had previously suggested that Huawei could plan a release in the first quarter of 2022, but the days leading up to March are already shortening and there are no other signs of an imminent release; Many are speculating that the Mate 50 series will be the end of the year, with more H2 to come.
Like the P50 Pro, its first release is likely to be available only in China, or at least in China.
How much will the Huawei Mate 50 cost?
There is no official price yet, we will have to look at the last generation for some tips.
Huawei offers three versions of the Mate 40 series: 40, 40 Pro and 40 Pro +, but not all are available in all regions. Due to a US ban, you cannot buy Huawei phones in North America unless you import them yourself. Therefore, taxes, customs duties, etc. For some reason, prices can be difficult to predict.
The only mobile phone available in the UK, Europe and Australia is the Mate 40 Pro, which will give you back the following amount.
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro: £1,099/€1,199.99/AU$1,999
In China, as you would expect, the whole range is available at the following prices
- Huawei Mate 40: ¥4,999 (approx. £574/US$780/€675)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro: ¥5,899 (approx. £677/$920/€796)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+: ¥8,499 (approx. £975/$1,330/€1,147)
From this we can assume that the Huawei Mate 50 models can cost the following.
- Huawei Mate 50: £799/US$1099/€939
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro: £1,099/$1,500/€1199.99
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro+: £1,299/$1,775/€1,499
What new features will we see in Huawei Mate 50 devices?
There is not much to say at this point because the Mate 50 is essentially legendary. However, we were still able to find a few rumors from other reporters who had an idea of what you would see when the phones finally started.
GizmoChina says the Mate 50 series will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, but under US government sanctions, Huawei is expected to offer only 4G instead of 5G like Snapdragon. The 888 4G powers the P50 Pro in most markets. The Mate 40 Pro offers 5G because Huawei uses its own Kirin 9000 processors.
Of course, it is not clear whether it will switch to Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon for future generations. The company has already said it has set up its own plant to avoid relying on a third-party chip maker such as TSMC.
The bad news is that it will not be able to produce chips for phones for a while. According to an FT report, the company will begin production of 28 nm chips for IoT devices, indicating that it still has a long way to go before producing the 7 nm (and smaller) processors used in today’s phones.
GizmoChina also says that its Mate 50 devices will feature LTPO displays that will be compatible with other new phones that will adopt the technology in 2022, such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Realme’s GT 2 Pro. These panels are more energy efficient than existing panels, have potentially higher maximum brightness, and offer better variable refresh rates up to 120 Hz.
We’ve seen similar rumors from industry display veteran David Naranjo, who tweeted a list of phones expected to use LTPO panels in 2022.
Perhaps the strangest rumor from GizmoChina is that the Mate 50 will support text connection (SMS) for texts when normal mobile networks are not available. It sounds like a cracker to us, so you can take it with a big pinch of salt.
An interesting idea comes in the form of a concept video for the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, created by designer HoilNDI. He used various leaks and speculations about the upcoming model to bring together the excellent video, which features a triple camera section on the back of the new phone and two large circles that host an LED flash and a depth camera area.
It is not yet clear whether the Huawei Mate 50 will look like this, but we hope that it will not take long to learn.
One thing is for sure, until the Chinese company makes peace with the United States and regains access to the Google Play Store and all the apps there, it will be an excellent device that lags behind the lack of the best apps that most people use. (Outside China, ie).
Read our guide on the best smartphones to see what other devices the Huawei Mate 50 series should take.