Huawei announced their new Mate 50 series in China two years after they released the mate 40. The Huawei Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro are powered by the 4G variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Recall that the brand has been banned in the US and it seems they are about to return and compete with their latest phones. The phones have complete flagship specs and they are already available in China where they focus more. It is set to compete with the iPhone 14 Pro max and Samsung Galaxy S22 and others.
The Huawei Mate 50 base model comes with a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate with a punch hole. It has 8GB RAM with up to 512GB storage space. The base Mate 50 has a 50MP Sony IMX766 as its primary camera, we also have two 12MP lenses for telephoto lens and ultra-wide angle lens. The 12MP ultra-wide lens is a Sony IMX688 lens and both the main lens and zoom lens have OIS.
Now the Mate 50 Pro also has a 6.74-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, but it has a notch for advanced face unlocking features. They both share the same set of cameras but the Mate 50 Pro has a 3.5x periscope lens and a 64 MOV64B sensor. The Mate 50 Pro has up to 200x zoom while the Huawei Mate 50 max out at 100x. Surprisingly, on paper the Mate 50 has a better zoom lens, but it maxes out at 100z zoom. They both have a 13MP selfie camera up front.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 Price and Availability
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro starts at $980 for the base model with 256GB storage, with the 512GB model costing $1120. You have to spend $720 for the base model of the Mate 50 with 128GB storage, with the 256GB and 512GB models costing $790 and 935 respectively.
Both phones support 66Watts wired fast charging and 50Watts wireless charging. The Matte 50 has a 4460mAh battery while the pro has a 4700mAh battery and they both support 7.5Watts reverse wireless charging and Bluetooth 5.2.
They both run on Harmony OS 3 and have NFC support.