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Huawei Mate 50 is bringing the notch, which iPhone 14 about drop

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The leak and rumors have suggested strongly that Apple is about to drop the well-known notch with its upcoming iPhone 14 series, while the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 series is about to bring it back.

Obviously, Huawei is not using the notch for the first time, as it already has been used in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and to mention, and it has been the most popular Huawei Mate device so far.

Initially, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has been focused on face id or phone security. The module consists of an RGB camera, dot projector, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, and IR camera.

The latter came – Huawei Mate 30 Pro also brought in a notch but it focused on the selfie camera and hand gestures.

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The Huawei Mate 40 Pro device has completely ousted the notch with pill shape and center hole punch display design and went better for the portrait and gesture controls via the front cameras.

Notch in iPhones:

Yes, iPhones = notch originator, as it was first introduced with the iPhone X lineup and followed in the consequent models – iPhone 11, 12, and 13.

Apple’s concept and technologies behind this notch were to feature face id, it houses – an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, infrared camera, microphone, front camera, dot projector, and a speaker.

The technology has been pretty successful. In terms of design, and as compared to the previous model, iPhone 13 has shrunk for a better user experience.

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Yet, leaks and rumors have suggested strongly that the iPhone 14 Pro models will come with a pill and punch hole display design to contain all of the required face id sensors.

(image source – jonprosser)

Return and Exclusion:

On one end – Huawei is preparing to bring back the notch on Mate 50 devices, while on the other end, Apple is about to exclude with iPhone 14. Let’s see the outcome of this return and exclusion scenario, as both of these devices face each other in the first half of September.

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Huawei Mate X3 spy shot reveals Mate 50 like rear camera

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We’re busy covering the Huawei P60 series but there’s a new foldable phone soon making our way. Now, a spy shot of the upcoming Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone has appeared online.

A Weibo tipster shared a spy shot of the Huawei Mate X3 camera system, which reveals a quad camera arrangement, similar to what we’ve seen in the Mate 50 series but with a slightly different placement.

The periscope camera is now settled on the top right, while the other is likely to be a main camera, ultra-wide angle, and macro camera. It also has a wide LED flash.

To be mentioned, the device in the image is a testing model and resides under a protective cover. Therefore, we can’t see an exact look at the external design.

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Aside from the camera specifications, we can expect that the phone will come with an XMAGE imaging system and there will be new improvements to the photography section. From the appearance, we can confirm that it has a side opening and closing mechanism, which is exactly the same as the Mate X2.

Huawei Mate X3 spy shot

The tipster anticipates that this new foldable smartphone is coming soon and it will still be powered by Snapdragon 8+ GEN 1 chipset. The chipset has octa-core architecture including Octa-core, 1 × Cortex-X2 at 3.2 GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 at 2.75 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 at 2.0 GHz.

The past report reveals that Huawei Mate X3 will adopt a light design with a bigger battery capacity. There is also improvement planned for the hinge system to provide a better opening and closing experience for the customers.

Furthermore, Huawei has been confused about the launch of this foldable device, as it is already preparing for the unveiling of the P60 series. These two launches could clash with each other but it’s more likely that the phone maker to launch the Mate X3 ahead of the next P series flagship.

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Huawei P60 series camera sensors to generate powerful capabilities

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Huawei P60 series will come with a powerful camera system and it’ll lead throughout the smartphone division with brand-new camera sensors to enhance the mobile photography experience.

Weibot tipster DigitalChatStation reveals that the Huawei P60 series will come with Sony IMX888 main camera. While it’s expected to be the first among others to bring this new camera sensor to the market.

Past information reveals that the main camera will have the capability of variable aperture. So, there will be a second sensor in work, which is IMX789. It will provide a large f/1.4 aperture stop to bring in the highest possible light intake.

It will also have a 50-megapixel IMX 858 ultra wide-angle camera to capture all of your subjects into one photograph, so you won’t miss any of them. However, we are expecting slight improvements with the P60 series as compared to the P50 lineup.

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On the other hand, there’s an OV64B telephoto camera that supports 3.5x optical zoom. To be mentioned, an OV64B image sensor is used with a 64-megapixel (MP) camera. It has a 0.7-micron pixel size and a 1/2” optical format.

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Testing model:

The tipster revealed that the specifications from the Huawei P60 series testing model are the same as the final product. However, the pixel counts and image rendering could be different once the camera system is finalized.

Camera:

Similar to the past flagship devices, these features and camera specifications could post the P60 series above all. Looking at past leaks, the Huawei P60 series cover reveals a new camera design that is different from its predecessor.

It is a rectangular camera bump with a large circle in the center, it also has various openings for secondary lenses. From the appearance, the camera system of the Huawei P60 series is promising a powerful performance but we’ll have to wait to know more on this matter.

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For now, Huawei has not revealed official details about the launch date but a past report reveals that the Huawei P60 series could unveil in the first quarter of 2023, somewhere in March.

(source – Weibo)

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Huawei 88W charger will be used in flagship devices

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Huawei is preparing to change the outlook of chargers for premium devices with 88W chargers and it’s expected that Huawei will adopt this charging protocol in the mainstream for all of its upcoming flagships.

Other than the 88W charger, Huawei will also use a super fast 100W charger for smartphones. However, it’s primarily been used in the Nova series for the past two years.

Looking more into the matter, Huawei also has a 120W charger but there’s no information available about the release. More information reveals that Huawei uses moderate speed charging protocols to ensure safety for consumers and long battery life.

Still, 88W and 100W provide a faster phone charging experience than 66W packed with P50 series and Mate 60 series.

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88W charger:

Recently, Huawei certified a new 88W charger through Telecommunication Equipment’s Network Access Management (TENAA) with an 88W output. The listing reveals that the charger has a model number – HW-200440C00 with 4.4A/20VDC = 88W charging capacity.

The charger supports 10W, 40W, and 66W backward charging compatibility. It is manufactured by ASAP Technology (JIANGXI) co. Limited China. Below you can check more information about the charger.

HW-200440C00 supports input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2.4A. It outputs: USB-C: 5VDC, 3A or 9VDC, 3A or 10VDC, 4A or 11VDC, 6A MAX or 12VDC, 3A or 15VDC, 3A MAX or 20VDC, 4.4A MAX. If you use USB-A, then it’ll get you an output of 5VDC, 2A or 10VDC, 4A or 11VDC, 6A MAX or 20VDC, 4, 4 A MAX. The charger is only suitable for altitudes of 5000 meters.

Currently, we don’t have any information about its use case but we could assume it packs with Huawei P60 series.

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