The top-of-the-range phone from the Chinese company is about to land in Western lands. That is why today we review its technical characteristics. Is this smartphone worth it outside of China?
Ever since Huawei has struggled to use Google services, the company has had to innovate and divest itself of highly prized assets. For example, he had to let go of Honor Already leicawhile their smartphones stopped carrying Android as operating system.
But if something characterizes Huawei, it is its resilience, and proof of this is the new Huawei Mate 50 that after being presented in China at the beginning of the month, has now become official that it will also reach the West. And it has its weapons to compete face to face with the competition.
The Huawei Mate 50 family consists of two models, the normal and the Pro, being only the second model the one that reaches the West. Who knows if the Huawei Mate 50 will arrive in our stores later.
Without a photographic section on the part of Leica and carrying HarmonyOS instead of Android, Huawei has managed to develop a smartphone that has very little to envy the rest of the high-end smartphones on the current market.
|Huawei Mate 50||Huawei Mate 50 Pro|
|Screen||6.7″ OLED panel | 2,700 x 1,224 pixel resolution | 90 Hz refresh rate||6.74″ OLED panel | 2,616 x 1,212 pixel resolution | 120 Hz refresh rate|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+Gen 1 (4G)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+Gen 1 (4G)|
|Storage||128GB | 256GB | 512GB||256GB | 512GB|
|main chambers||Main 50 Mpx f/1.4 – f/4 | 13 Mpx f/2.2 wide angle | 12 Mpx telephoto f / 3.4 optical zoom x5||Main 50 Mpx f/1.4 – f/4 | 13 Mpx f/2.2 wide angle | 64 Mpx telephoto f / 3.4 optical zoom x3.5|
|Frontal camera||13MP f/2.4||13MP f/2.4 ToF|
|Drums||4,460mAh | Fast charge 66W | 50W wireless fast charging | Reverse wireless charging||4,700mAh | Fast charge 66W | 50W wireless fast charging | Reverse wireless charging|
|Operating system||Harmony OS 3.0||Harmony OS 3.0|
|Dimensions and weight||161.5 x 76.1 x 7.98mm | 202 grams||162.5 x 75.5 x 8.5mm | 205 grams|
The new Huawei Mate 50 Pro arrives in Spain and we know its price
After much rumor and much assumption, Huawei has made it official that its 2022 flagship phone will reach the European market with some small changes, just enough to avoid the veto they have suffered since 2019 by the United States.
This means that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor will arrive without 5G connectivity (despite the fact that a SoC focused on these networks) and that it will not carry the successful Android 12 inside it either, but rather HarmonyOS 3.0 (Huawei’s exclusive operating system). Despite everything, they are 1,299 euros of official price.
In this way, Huawei puts back on Western land a top-of-the-range phone that can compete with anyone… if we ignore the obvious limitations.
This new Mate 50 Pro is, without a doubt, a smartphone to follow. The question is whether it will convince costing 1,299 euros and sticking with terminals that come with 5G and Android 12.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism