The Huawei Mate 50 series of smartphones is scheduled to go official on Sept. 6 in China. Digital Chat Station, a reliable source of information, says that the Mate 50 line will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G chipset.
Last year in December, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, and it was followed up with its enhanced version, called the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Both chipsets that have SM8450 and SM8475 model numbers carry support for 5G connectivity.
Due to US sanctions, Huawei is barred from procuring the 5G-enabled Qualcomm chip. This is the reason why it has launched Snapdragon 888 4G-powered flagship phones in the past. According to DCS, the Mate 50 lineup will be equipped with a new Snapdragon 8425 chipset, which indicates that it could be the 4G edition of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Reports have revealed that the Mate 50 series will have four devices, namely, the Mate 50e, the Mate 50, the Mate 50 Pro, and the Mate 50 RS Edition. It appears that the latter three will come equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Previous reports have claimed that the Snapdragon 778G 4G will be present under the hood of the Mate 50e.
The Mate 50 series models have reportedly passed 3C certification before the official announcement. It appears that the high-end and standard models in the Mate 50 lineup may carry support for 66W fast charging. The high-end Mate 50 series models are expected to feature a display notch, which will house complex sensors for 3D facial recognition. Shown above is a leaked photo of the Mate 50/Mate Pro’s rear camera setup. According to tipster WHY LAB, it has a triple camera unit featuring a variable aperture main camera at the upper right corner, an ultra-wide lens at the upper-left corner, a periscope zoom lens in the bottom right corner, and a portrait camera in the bottom left corner.