Soon after Huawei confirmed the Mate 50 series will launch on September 6, more Mate 50 news arrives including charging speeds, a camera feature, and the expected chipset.
The certification lists three unique Mate 50 models, purported to be the Huawei Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. They are listed to support charging speeds of up to 66W (11V @ 6A) as well as 10W (5V @ 2A) and 40W (10V @ 4A).
In another report from Digital Chat Station via Weibo, there’s word of a fourth Huawei Mate 50E model that is to be powered by the Snapdragon 778G. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro are said to employ the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. As per My Drivers’ supply chain sources, the Mate 50 series will use 4G-only solutions. The Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS are said to use notched displays.
In the camera department, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is expected to use a variable aperture assembly on its main camera. We’ve seen a similar implementation with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S10 series where the camera could choose either a f.1.7 aperture or adjust to f/2.4. Samsung would only implement variable aperture on two generations of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships. The optimal aperture is selected depending on the shooting conditions.
Earlier this week, Huawei announced that it will hold a launch event for the Mate 50 series on September 6. We will also see Huawei’s own XMage imaging engine set to replace the camera’s Leica branding since the two’s partnership ended. Huawei may also unveil a 12.4-inch MatePad Pro at the event.