HUAWEI introduced the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Professional in October, 2020. Since then, the corporate hasn’t unveiled any Mate-branded machine, and it appeared like HUAWEI has fully given up on the lineup. Because it seems, HUAWEI hasn’t given up on the Mate collection of gadgets, and it has simply introduced the brand-new Mate 50 collection, consisting of the HUAWEI Mate 50, and the Mate 50 Professional flagships.
The brand new HUAWEI Mate 50 collection marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the primary Mate smartphones. The brand new flagships pack a greater, brighter show and are powered by the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 4G chipsets, supporting 66W quick wired charging and 50W quick wi-fi charging. There are numerous enhancements internally, however the exterior design remains to be undeniably HUAWEI. The Mate 50 Professional borrows lots from the Mate 40 Professional, but it surely additionally has just a few tweaks to make it look recent and fashionable, and we welcome these modifications.
Pricing & Availability
HUAWEI hasn’t shared a lot details about the usual Mate 50, but it surely shared that the higher-end Mate 50 Professional (8/256GB) shall be out there in Black and Silver colours beginning at €1,299. The Leather-based Orange coloration shall be distinctive for the 8/512GB Mate 50 Professional, retailing for €1,399 in Europe.
In a typical HUAWEI style, there are only some small variations between the HUAWEI Mate 50 and the Mate 50 Professional. Nonetheless, it’s sufficient to make individuals contemplate spending a bit of additional cash on the upper mannequin.
For starters, the Mate 50 comes with a 6.7-inch OLED show with 90Hz refresh price and 300Hz contact sampling price. The Mate 50 Professional sports activities a 6.74-inch OLED show with 120Hz refresh price, and the identical 300Hz contact sampling price. Each panels assist the P3 Broad Colour Gamut, and may show greater than a billion colours.
It’s price noting that the show is barely curved on the entrance of the Mate 50 Professional, and it’s protected by the Kunlun Glass. HUAWEI says that the glass panel has been verified by the five-star glass drop resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS. We don’t have any details about the scratch resistance ranges, but it surely ought to be aggressive with different applied sciences in the marketplace.
The 2 gadgets are additionally IP68 licensed, which implies they will stand up to water and mud. The Mate 50 Professional is barely narrower than the usual Mate 50 however barely taller and thicker. It additionally weighs a mere 3 grams greater than the vanilla Mate 50.
Beneath the hood, the 2 gadgets are geared up with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 4G chipset, which implies that these gadgets are nonetheless unable to make the most of any 5G speeds. Each fashions have 8GB of RAM and 256/512GB of expandable storage. The worldwide models will even run EMUI 13, as an alternative of the brand new Concord OS 3.0 software program.
Each gadgets characteristic a 50MP f/1.4-f/4.0 main sensor with PDAF, Laser autofocus, and Optical Picture Stabilization. There’s additionally a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. The one distinction lies within the periscope sensor. The HUAWEI Mate 50 includes a 12MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto sensor able to 5x optical zoom, and it additionally sports activities OIS. However, the HUAWEI Mate 50 Professional comes geared up with a bigger 64MP f/3.5 periscope telephoto sensor.
Additionally they share the identical 13MP f/2.4 selfie digicam on the entrance with a gesture sensor, however solely the Mate 50 Professional advantages from the extra 3D ToF digicam that lets customers safely unlock the machine. There’s additionally an under-display optical fingerprint sensor on the 2 gadgets.
Battery & Charging
The HUAWEI Mate 50 packs a 4,460 mAh battery, whereas the Mate 50 Professional packs a extra distinguished, 4,700 mAh cell inside. HUAWEI has at all times been a market chief in the case of offering quick charging for its gadgets, and each the Mate 50 and Mate 50 Professional assist 66W quick wired charging, 50W quick wi-fi charging, and even 5W reverse wi-fi charging.
It’s been some time since we noticed the Mate collection in the marketplace, and we’re glad to see them on this refresh. Whereas HUAWEI has gone by just a few tough phases prior to now few years, it’s nonetheless nice to see that the corporate remains to be maintaining with its gadgets, supporting current ones, and releasing new smartphones.
Whereas the brand new HUAWEI Mate 50 Professional won’t be stuffed with cutting-edge new applied sciences, it sports activities the newest and strongest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and has a good quantity of storage and reminiscence, to not point out a phenomenal 6.74-inch OLED show. We look ahead to getting our palms on one of many models, testing the cameras out within the wild, and hoping to see some enhanced picture and video high quality.
HUAWEI Mate 50 Professional
The brand new HUAWEI Mate 50 Professional returns to the market after a 2-year break. It sports activities a big 6.74-inch, 120Hz, OLED show, a quad-camera setup on the again, and it is powered by the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. It is available in lovely Black, Silver, and Leather-based Orange coloration mixtures.