Huawei today announced the official launch date of its next flagship smartphone. Huawei Mate 50 series will be launched on September 6th in China, and according to rumors, we will see at least four phones – the Mate 50E, the vanilla Mate 50, Huawei Mate 50 Pro, and the premiere Mate 50 Porsche Design RS.
They shared a launch poster showing a large, textured metal ring set against a mountain sunset scene. Perhaps this could be a teaser for the design of the camera unit. It certainly matches what recent leaks have suggested. The previous Mate series – specifically Huawei Mate 40 Pro – also featured the iconic single large ring on the back that housed the cameras.
While it continues to struggle in the smartphone market, despite losing access to a number of key smartphone partners – notably Google – the company still produces devices with unquestionable hardware qualities. We would expect the phones to have very powerful cameras and displays as usual.
Leaked specs suggest we’ll see a 50-megapixel primary camera with dual-aperture switching. Similar to what Samsung has done in the past. A telezoom and an ultra-wide-angle camera are said to be added to it. It is also claimed that we will see large displays capable of an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Mate 50 Models
Early rumors suggested the Mate 50 Pro would have a large battery. But the above leak suggests we’ll see a fairly standard 4500 mAh and 4400 mAh capacity on the Pro and regular Mate 50 models, respectively. It is also rumored that we will see 66W wired charging and wireless charging support.
The Huawei Mate 50 series are rumored to launch alongside the Porsche Design “RS” model. With a ceramic back, as well as the more affordable Mate 50E. Whether we will see any of these phones outside of China remains to be seen. Huawei mobiles – like many Chinese smartphone makers recently – tends to launch products in its home country first before expanding to other global markets.