After making it’s official debut in the Chinese market earlier this month, the much anticipated Huawei Mate 50 Pro finally made it’s way to the global market starting with the European regions. Interestingly, this will be the only Mate 50 series model that will be available in the global market as the company has confirmed it’ll not be launching the vanilla Mate 50 and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design outside of China.
Among the upgrades include the all-new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which promises unparalleled performance for entertainment, multi-tasking and even content creation. The only catch here is the lack of an integrated 5G modem due to the ongoing trade ban.
Nonetheless, the Mate 50 Pro makes up for that with new satellite communications capabilities which allow users to send short messages and location using the BeiDou navigation satellite system. This can be done even if the phone isn’t connected to any active cellular network.
Moving on to what matters most, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro features a versatile triple-camera system lead by a 50 megapixels main camera with OIS stabilization as well as a six-blade variable aperture that ranges between f/1.4 to f/4.0. As for the other two cameras, it include a 64 megapixels telephoto camera with OIS and 3.5x optical zoom, as well as a 13 megapixels ultra-wide unit for landscape photography.
Over on the front side, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a 6.74” OLED display with 10-bit color depth, 1212 x 2616 pixels screen resolution and a fast 120Hz refresh rate. Here, the phone adopts a physical notch to house a 13 megapixels selfie camera along with a 3D ToF sensing unit.
To keep it’s lights on, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is backed by a respectable 5,000mAh which carries support for 66W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Software-wise, the phone will be covered by Huawei’s latest HarmonyOS 3.0 out of the box.
In case you’re interested, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is available in three color options such as Orange, Silver and Black. Pricing for the phone kicks off from 1,299 Euros for the 8GB+256GB model and goes up to 1,399 Euros for the maxed out model with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage.