Huawei Mate 50 Pro launches internationally with XMAGE variable aperture camera

Yordan, 26 September 2022

Huawei Mate 50 Pro debuted in China earlier this month and today it makes its international debut. The phone brings a big notched display, 50MP main camera with XMAGE imaging technology and a variable aperture.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro launches internationally with XMAGE camera and 10-stop aperture

The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, but has its 5G capabilities disabled due to US sanctions. For the very same reason, there is no Gorilla Glass - Huawei used a Kunlun Glass on top of the 6.74” OLED.

The Mate 50 Pro features satellite connectivity in China, but that won’t be available on the global model as it is using the Beidou Satellite Message 3 protocol. Another difference between global and local units is the user interface being EMUI 13, instead of Harmony OS 3.0.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro launches internationally with XMAGE camera and 10-stop aperture

The international markets will get Huawei Mate 50 Pro in Silver or Black with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for €1,299. There is also a Leather Orange option with 8/512 GB memory and a €1,399 price tag. Availability will be market-dependent.

In a conference call with media, a Huawei representative confirmed there are no plans currently for the international availability of the vanilla Mate 50, while the Mate 50E and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design are definitely not escaping China.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 03 Oct 2022
  • thg

1. MAYBE in China, as far as I know, they are banned globally. 2. They are already struggling selling smartphones in China. The Chinese no longer want them and even IF they sell millions of smartphones, it never even reaches 1% of their populati...

It is easy to access GMS apps while using Gspace app(you can get it from AppGallery). Really easy to get all the apps working.

  • Saguy
  • 02 Oct 2022
  • UcP

Probably because 1) Huawei is still the number 1 telecommunications company in the world. Building most of the world's 5G networks. 2) they can sell millions of phones in China just fine. Maybe you forgot they have a market of 1.4 Billion ...

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