The new Huawei Mate 50 series revived after 2 years, now with SatNav-esque features

It’s about 2 years after Huawei released another smartphone under the Mate series– and it’s a high end one, after the past Mate 40 in late 2020.

Let’s discuss the Huawei Mate 50 first, it’s a high-end (but no words from them regarding if this is their flagship one), it has an IP68 rating meaning it’s resistive to water and dust. It has a large 6.7 inch OLED display with a decent 90Hz refresh rate with 300Hz touch sampling rate. The Mate 50 has a 1224 x 2700 FHD+ resolution with P3 wide color gamut, in-display fingerprint reader, and a punch hole for its ultra-wide angle front camera setup.

The Mate 50 Pro is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor (the 4G variant) that can go up to 3.2 GHz clock speed plus a “new-generation GPU”. It is paired with either 8GB, 128, 256, or 512GB expandable internal storage via NM card slot up to 256GB, and equipped with a 4,460mAh battery with USB-C 66W SuperCharge technology.

Huawei Mate 50

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is equipped with a new 50MP super optical camera with f/1.4 to f/4.0 variable aperture with OIS. It is also packed with a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera, 12MP f/3.4 5x periscope camera with OIS, and an LED flash.

The Mate 50 Pro also have dual stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, 4G LTE capability, NFC, and it runs of Huawei’s proprietary HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system. It weighs 184 grams and available in Streamer Purple, Obsidian Black, and Frost Silver. However, the Kunlun Dawn or Kunlun Xiaguang edition weighs 4 grams more.

Let’s now talk about the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is the more improved version with an IP68-rated build, and a much more larger 6.74 inch OLED display panel that’s also curved. It also boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate with 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimmiung. It has a 1212 x 2616 FHD+ resolution, has the same P3 wide color gamut as the base version, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro

When it comes to the Mate 50 Pro‘s camera, it has a 50MP f/1.4 to f/4.0 aperture with OIS, 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle cine camera, and a 64MP f/3.5 with 3.5x optical zoom (up to 10x digital zoom, with OIS, and LED flash). The selfie on the other hand has a 13MP f/2.4 with 3D facial recognition and more stuff you can do with it.

The Mate 50 Pro however gets the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 for its processor. The RAM and internal storage options are the same from what the base version is offering.

The battery of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro however, has a bigger battery than it’s vanilla cousin at 4,700mAh, and are equipped with 66W SuperCharge, and 50W Wireless SuperCharge integration. It also has the original HUAWEI reverse charging function also.

It also have stereo speakers, runs via Huawei’s HarmonyOS 3.0— and the cool part about it is both smartphones are equipped with a satellite messaging function that lets you send and receive message without the reliance on network coverage: pretty useful for emergencies or on hard to reach areas.

The Mate 50 Pro weighs 205 grams if you’re leaning towards the glass version, and four grams more if you opt for the faux-leather one. If you’re living in the US however, the 5G capabilities of both phones will not work due to the country’s strict restrictions.

Name/ModelChina PricePH Converted Price
Huawei Mate 50 8GB/128GBCNY 4,999Php 41,000.00 (estimate*)
Huawei Mate 50 8GB/256GBCNY 5,499Php 45,000.00*
Huawei Mate 50 8GB/256GB (faux-leather)CNY 5,699Php 46,800.00*
Huawei Mate 50 8GB/512GBCNY 6,499Php 53,400.00*
Huawei Mate 50 8/512GB (faux-leather)CNY 6,699Php 55,000.00*
Huawei Mate 50 Pro 8GB/256GB CNY 6,799Php 55,800.00*
Huawei Mate 50 Pro 8GB/256GB (faux-leather)CNY 6,999Php 57,500.00*
Huawei Mate 50 Pro 8GB/512GB CNY 7,799Php 64,100.00*
Huawei Mate 50 Pro 8GB/512GB (faux-leather)CNY 7,999Php 65,700.00*
It’s available for pre-order right now in China, however–
there’s no additional information about international availability as of this moment.

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