Next year (2022) Huawei will bring a big move for its mobile phone business. Information via a tipster reveals that the company could bring back an important flagship phone series that was discontinued years ago – the Huawei D series. This could be a major turning point and a new standing in the strategy part of the company.
Huawei D series:
At CES 2012, Huawei began its journey into the mainstream smartphone market and introduced Huawei Ascend P1. This first-gen P series phone, then followed by Huawei Ascend D1, was launched at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Huawei Ascend D1 unveiled with K3V2 quad-core processor, with 4.5-inch HD display, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 based operating system. The phone lineup was made available throughout the globe.
At CES 2013, Huawei Ascend D2 was made to the launch floor. In 2014, the lineup was converted into “Mate-series”. Yes, the current flagship lineup was first originated from Ascend D lineup.
Throughout its run, the company launched five models including:
- Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
- Huawei Ascend D1
- Huawei Ascend D1 Quad
- Huawei Ascend D2
- Huawei Ascend D3 (Mate 3)
Huawei’s Big Move:
This year, Huawei has been facing a lot of issues in terms of the component supply chain. Therefore, Huawei has to gather different resources and supply partners to assemble a mobile.
For instance, the latest Huawei P50 series took enough retakes and rescheduling to launch among consumers. Even after the current supply chain issues, the Chinese tech maker was able to pull off this move. Still, the device remained limited to the Chinese market and was likely to make a debut in limited foreign markets.
For your information, Huawei usually launches the P series flagship in the first quarter of each year but the Huawei P50 series has to push in late July, which is the third quarter of this year. The severity of component shortage is clearly visible.
Among other hardware, Huawei is mainly having issues with the Chipset for smartphones. Following the four rounds of sanction, the company cannot print new chipsets from TSMC or similar foundry makers. Moreover, it cannot purchase them either.
However, Qualcomm has the permission to feed Huawei with 4G chipsets and Huawei has officially stepped into this partnership by launching a new tablet and P50 series.
After the launch of the Huawei P50 series, rumors began to spread that Huawei Mate 50, the next Mate series flagship, won’t launch. Yet, a report reveals that Huawei will definitely unveil the next Mate phone but actually, it won’t happen this year.
Furthermore, Gu Ping, Huawei’s current Rotating Chairman also said that the company will not give up on its smartphone business.
(Huawei Mate 50 Pro concept render, source – Hoiindi)
From this statement, we can expect that the Chinese phone maker will try to survive and continue to launch new smartphones and maintain its launch cycles. Rather than expanding it further.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate series, Huawei is planning to boost the use of Snapdragon chipset in its smartphones. Thereafter, the return of the D series could only be possible with the support of the Snapdragon chipset.
It’s also suggested that Huawei will have sufficient Snapdragon chips stock from December, which will further enhance Huawei’s smartphone manufacturing capability in even scenarios.
Go where it all began:
Huawei’s supply chain is completely destroyed by the U.S. sanctions and its mobile business has seen the worst drop in years. Therefore, it’s could be no harm if, this Chinese tech giant began a new adventure, that could have no harm to try.
But does it means, Huawei will shift from Mate to D-series?
We don’t know the answer to this question but the Mate series has its own user base. The lineup is full of top-notch smartphones that made a special contribution to Huawei’s smartphone world dominance over the past years.
However, we don’t have any inputs on whether Huawei has finalized this plan, or it’s just a plan on paper. Still, the launch will happen next year, there’s is plenty of time left in the making. So, if anything else appears, we’ll keep you posted.
This could be Nova 10 SE, not the Huawei Mate 50
Recently, a number of certificates have been flown over the Chinese TENAA certification center including the models – BNE-AL00, DCO-AL00, and CET-AL00. These are expected to be Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. However, a recent observation reveals that the first model may belong to the relaunched Nova 10 SE.
Model BNE-AL00 is likely to be the upcoming Huawei Nova 10 SE, which was speculated to be the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 standard version. A tipster from Weibo has revealed that the model – BNE-AL00 has the codename bonnie and it could be the upcoming Nova 10 SE powered by Snapdragon 680 chipset.
On the other hand, the BNE-AL00 has also been certified on 3C (China Compulsory Certificate) with 66W charging output and LTE 4G connectivity.
According to the information, it is possible that the standard Mate 50 model has not been moved to the inspection website. While the company may wait for later on to get it on board.
Aside from these inputs, Huawei has not announced any given details via the official channels and we can wait until the phone arrives on the launch shelves.
Speaking of which, Huawei has already launched Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro smartphones and a new SE device will be a good addition to the device lineup.
Prior to Nova 10 SE, Huawei is also preparing to launch the Huawei Mate 50 series, which reportedly consists of three models – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. However, there’s still no sign of the Mate 50 X model.
Huawei Mate 50 with 90Hz and Mate 50 Pro/RS with 120Hz refresh rate: Tipster
Huawei Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro along with RS will come with a high refresh rate display, as revealed by a tipster from Weibo. The standard version will bring a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS Porche Design will have a 120Hz refresh rate.
According to the information, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro will come with a 1212 x 2616 pixels resolution, which is different than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 1440 x 3120 pixels. With these specs, Huawei surely wants to create a mesmerizing viewing experience for consumers.
Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 50 RS Porche Design will have an octagon camera design along with a black and white rear ceramic design with subtle changes as compared to the Mate 40 RS.
Previous reports reveal that the Huawei Mate 50 (standard) sports a flat panel with a center top hole punch to house the front-facing camera. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro/RS Porsche Design will share the same notch design with curved edges on the left and right sides.
Huawei P50 and Mate 50 series:
Aside from Mate 50 series, Huawei P50 Pro was the first Huawei flagship to equip with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the P50 brought in a 90Hz refresh rate. On the other side, the Huawei Mate 40 series provides a 90Hz refresh rate.
Huawei Mate 50 series:
Huawei Mate 50 series is equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series processor and it’ll have new camera XMAGE imaging technologies to improve the photography user experience. Currently, Huawei has not confirmed a launch date for this flagship but it’s expected to unveil on September 7.
Here are some new Huawei Mate 50 series display inputs
Huawei is yet to release the new Mate 50 series flagship but the phone maker has still not announced the launch date. Meanwhile, some new information has arrived to reveal the specs of the Huawei Mate 50 series display.
According to a well-known Weibo tipster, the standard Huawei Mate 50 has a center hole punch display design and a flat surface. The information also suggests that the Mate 50 Pro has a curved edge screen and a notch on the head. However, the tipster reveals that the Pro model doesn’t consist of a waterfall screen type with large curvature.
Aside from these, the tipster doesn’t reveal much information about other specs of the Huawei Mate 50 series.
Previous reports reveal that the series comes in three models – Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design. While there’s confirmation regarding the Huawei Mate 50 X.
More on this reveals that the Huawei Mate 50 series will be powered by the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series high-performance processor. Still, the network connectivity is likely to remain locked on 4G.
Huawei has previously released XMage camera imaging technology and it’s also reported that the Mate 50 series will be the first to equip it. As far as the inputs say, the Huawei Mate 50 lineup will consist of a large round shape camera bump.
That’s not it, the phone will be the first one to come with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system with lots of new software features.
Additionally, there could be a mid-range Mate 50 device named – Mate 50e, which could also unveil along with this anticipated device.
There’s a lot more to know about the Huawei Mate 50 series, as the phone could come forth with us on September 7.
(source – Weibo)