Huawei might stick to Snapdragon 888 4G for Mate 50

Yordan, 15 August 2022

The Huawei Mate 50 series is coming next month if we can trust various leaksters. Latest rumors claim the vanilla Huawei Mate 50 will have a Snapdragon 888 chipset, limited to LTE, instead of a yet unannounced Kirin 9000S platform that is likely reserved for the Mate 50 Pro.

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The user TechyPreacher posted a specs sheet on their Weibo page, revealing the display will an OLED by BOE with Full HD+ resolution and no more than 6.38” in diagonal. It will also have a 120 Hz refresh rate.

The Mate series is supposed to be the best Huawei can offer, and this vanilla smartphone will have a triple 50 MP camera on the back. RAM is listed as 8 GB, while storage is 128 GB or 256 GB. The OS will be the latest Harmony OS 3.

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Other rumors claim Huawei will introduce its own photo division called X Mage which is supposed to replace Leica in providing know-how on all photo capabilities. The company is remaining silent on an eventual launch, and while all these specs sound like wishful thinking, the influx of leaks is suggesting an event is near.

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Reader comments

yeah the sd 8+ gen 1 comes close to sd 865' but still a bit inferior to sd 865's power efficiency due to the 8+ gen 1's cortex x2 which is more power hungry

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Aug 2022
  • X9e

This is just not true. All available evidence shows that the SD 865 is more energy efficient than the 888 and the 8 Get 1, and only the new 8 gen plus 1 gets close.

snapdragon 8+ gen 1 has better perf/watt than sd 865 or even the sd 845. Ofc every year the chips consuming more and more power consumption but offers better perf/watt(except the samsung made sd 888, 888+ and 8gen1). An example of better perf/watt is...

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