Unofficial details on Huawei’s Mate 50 series: at least three models with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor

Huawei has confirmed the existence of the Mate 50 series and put the launch of these models exactly one day ahead of Apple’s iPhone 14. It looks like Huawei’s new flagship will be even better equipped than initially thought, as it has already been listed in the 3C database, where it appears with a new processor that we haven’t seen on the Chinese company’s devices before. On this occasion, we also learn some other interesting information about the new Mate 50 models.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on Mate 50 phones will be in a non-5G variant

The 3C listing mentions three separate models for the Huawei Mate 50. We’re talking about a standard model, a Mate 50 Pro and a Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. There are also rumors of a Mate 50E model, in the upper mid-range range, but that might be a little late as it’s not in the initial listing.

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All three models benefit from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, in the only version of this processor that doesn’t use a 5G-compatible modem. US restrictions on Huawei remain active, and that means they’ll only be limited to 4G technologies. The 3C listing does mention charging speeds though, with a maximum of 66W, the same as previous models, so we don’t see upgrades to 100W power or more as with other competitors.

Other special features would be that the Mate 50 Pro and RS Porsche Design models will ship with notch screens on top, while the Mate 50 will have a perforated screen with a standard forntal camera. All variants, however, have screens with curved edges, not straight ones. It’s also rumoured that on the main camera, Huawei would integrate a variable aperture system, as we saw on Samsung’s Galaxy S9 four years ago.

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All information about the Huawei Mate 50 series will come out officially on September 6.

source: GSM Arena, MyDrivers

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