It has been more than a year since the Huawei Mate 40 series was released on October 22, 2020. Due to well-known reasons, the 5G version of the Huawei Mate 40 series is hard to find. Currently, on the official website of Huawei Mall, the Huawei Mate 40 series is not available. Will this continue? The answer is no, because the successor to the Huawei Mate 40 series, the Huawei Mate 50 series, is coming.
Over the past few weeks, there have been several reports regarding the Huawei Mate 50 series. According to speculations, the Huawei Mate 50 series uses a 14nm production line of a radio frequency chip, completely getting rid of the blockade restrictions. The smartphone will still use the Kirin 9000 but this is the last generation. It will also continue the Kirin + Qualcomm dual version. While the Chinese self-developed 5G RF chip will support 5G, the Qualcomm version of the Huawei Mate 50 series will not.
Furthermore, there are speculations regarding the appearance and launch time for the Huawei Mate 50 series. The rumors claim that the rear of the Mate 50 series remains similar to the Huawei Mate 40 series. The initial speculation claims that this smartphone has both the Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen1 versions.
Huawei Mate 50 series will arrive this year
Derek Yu, president of Huawei’s consumer business in Europe and Canada, previously revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 series will be unveiled in 2022. He also reveals that this smartphone will arrive at a global conference, and will come with the HarmonyOS out of the box.
When talking about how flagship mobile phones will develop in the European market in the future, Derek Yu also said that Huawei will continue to invest in flagship mobile phones, especially foldable screens, and of course Mate and P series. He revealed that the Shanghai R&D Center is working on 5G chip solutions. The Chinese manufacturer is hopeful that its flagship mobile phone’s support for 5G will return one day.
In November last year, Tencent Shenwang reported that Huawei has not given up on the mobile phone business. Yu Chengdong said at the consumer business internal conference that Huawei’s mobile phones will continue and “the king will return in 2023”.
There are also speculations that the Mate 50 series will officially arrive in February. Nevertheless, @菊厂影业Fans believes that this report is outrageous. He claims that the Mate 50 series still has some problems that the company needs to solve. Thus, February is very early for a launch.