Last month, Huawei announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 50 series. The handset was originally announced for the China market, but the good news is that if you don’t live in China and want to get your hands on the device, you will soon be able to as Huawei will be launching it in international markets soon.
For our readers in the US, don’t get your hopes up just yet because as far as we can tell, Huawei is still placed on the US Entity List which effectively prevents the company from doing business in the US. This launch is more for other markets like Europe and other parts of Asia where the phone will be priced starting at €1,299.
For those who missed the original announcement, the Mate 50 will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset under the hood with 8GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage options. It also features a 6.7-inch OLED display with what Huawei is calling Kunlun Glass instead of the usual Gorilla Glass we find on most other smartphones.
The phone will also feature a 50MP main camera with XMAGE imaging technology, a 13MP ultrawide, and a 64MP telephoto camera. It will also be accompanied by a 4,700mAh battery with 66W SuperCharge wired charging support. Keep in mind that as a consequence of being on the Entity List, despite the fact that the phone uses the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, there will not be 5G support, so that’s something you will definitely want to consider if you’re thinking about buying the phone.