Recently, popular Weibo leakster @DCS revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 series with Qualcomm’s new flagship chip will arrive in Q1 next year. We already know that this processor will be the Snapdragon 898 SoC. Following this latest information, it means that the Huawei Mate 50 series will launch between January and March next year. Huawei has been coping with the U.S. ban for a couple of years. This is significantly affecting the company’s smartphone business. The Huawei P50 series was supposed to be released in the first half of this year. However, due to the ban, this smartphone arrived in the second half of this year and it only supports 4G network. The company has since fallen out of the top five manufacturers in China. The likes of Honor, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo now occupy most of Huawei’s market share in China.
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Huawei Mate 50 series speculations
According to the speculations so far, the Huawei Mate 50 series will use the same LTPO display as the iPhone 13 Pro series. Furthermore, this display will support the adaptive refresh rate which does not only achieves a 120Hz high refresh rate but also saves power.
In addition to the 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC, this device may also have the Kirin 9000 version. The Snapdragon 898 is a flagship processor that uses Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process. This chip uses a 1 + 3 + 4 architecture. It has one 3.0GHz Cortex X2 large core, three 2.5GHz Cortex A78 large core, and four 1.79GHz Cortex A55 small cores. On AnTuTu, this chip will most likely exceed one million for the first time. According to previous reports, the Snapdragon 898 chip will debut at the end of this year (expected in December). As of now, there is no specific launch date for the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 series.
There are side reports that the company will cancel the Mate 50 series. This is probably not true considering the latest report. According to popular Weibo leakster, @DCS, Huawei is currently testing the Huawei Mate 50 series. He also claims that this device will use the model sm8425. This suggests that the company may use the latest Snapdragon 898 on the Mate 50 series. Obviously, this chip will be the 4G version just like with the P50 series. The blogger did not directly say that he is referring to the Huawei Mate 50 series in his latest report. However, he called this smartphone a “business flagship”. Considering that Huawei does not release many flagships presently, he is most likely referring to the Huawei Mate 50 series.