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- Huawei has announced that the Mate 50 series will launch on September 6.
- This will be Huawei’s first flagship line after the end of its partnership with Leica.
Huawei has had a tough time since US trade sanctions were imposed against it in 2019. The company’s phone no longer has Google integration, while the restrictions also mean that it is unable to offer a state-of-the-art Kirin processor. That hasn’t stopped the brand from releasing new flagship phones, and the next high-end series is coming soon.
Huawei announced Weibo That it will launch the Mate 50 series on September 6. It specifically mentions that this will be a series, so we are guessing that a standard Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro will be on offer at least. Check out the event poster below.
Either way, this will be Huawei’s first Mate flagship since the Mate 40 series of 2020. The company abandoned the Mate release last year due to issues related to the US trade embargo.
We don’t know much about the Mate 50 family, but this will be the first Huawei flagship line without the Leica branding since 2015’s P8 and Mate 8 series. Instead, the company will use an in-house imaging brand called Xmage.
Huawei has also switched to 4G versions of the flagship Snapdragon chipset due to its inability to produce flagship silicon in-house, with the P50 series using the Snapdragon 888 4G SoC. So we are speculating that the Mate 50 series will once again be powered by a 4G Snapdragon processor.
We’ve asked Huawei about global availability and the company has confirmed that the phones will hit international markets shortly after the Chinese launch.