It was reported that Huawei Mate 50 will be the first Mate series device that will not meet its launch date this year, due to different reasons that are related to Huawei’s current supply chain and components stock.
If so, it will be the first time when Huawei will skip the Mate device launch in the second half since 2013, the establishment year of the Mate series.
In midst of this report, a well-known Weibo tipster – PictureFan has some new information on this matter. The tipster says that Huawei has enough time to introduce the Mate 50 this year because there is still some gap following the launch of the Huawei P50.
In other words, there’s still a chance for Huawei to unveil the Mate 50 series and the tipster elaborates that the company has not made any internal decisions to postpone this flagship device. The decision on the launch of the Mate 50 is still looming because of the confusion, yet the Chinese tech maker still thinking that “as long as it can release, the product would definitely meet the consumers”.
Everyone is worried about the launch delay but Huawei will do try hard to get the Huawei Mate 50 this year and there’s no temporary stoppage on this discussion at the moment, noted the tipster.
Shortage of components:
Huawei has been placed under the U.S. Entity List in 2019, since then the company is facing hurdles in acquiring the required components to build new products. In the last rounds of U.S. sanctions, Huawei had to stop making new Kirin chipsets, which affected greatly on smartphone business, as the company can no longer build flagship chipsets for its flagship smartphones.
Yet, Huawei P50 is already confirmed for the launch but there’s no launch date decided on this matter. On the other hand, Huawei is still working to improve its supply chain links and reestablish them for future products.
(Source – Weibo)
After Huawei and Apple, Honor to bring Satellite Communication unlike Samsung
Samsung has decided to remain behind the line and announced its failure to install the Satellite Communication feature in the recently released Galaxy S23 but Honor doesn’t seem to repeat this mistake, as it has now a certificate to use capability in its smartphones.
According to the information, China National Intellectual Property Administration AKA CNIPA has published an application filed by Honor. It is now authorized and revealed the company’s approval for “an electric device with integrated Beidou short message feature”.
This confirms that Honor is ready to debut this satellite communication in smartphones. However, an exact date or model has not been disclosed at the moment. Honor Magic 5 series will launch on February 27 at MWC 2023 Barcelona and it’s suitable for such technology in Honor’s campaign.
The satellite communication technology allows you to send short text messages with China’s Beiduo satellite. However, Apple is using Globalstar satellite services in the U.S. If required, the phone will let you send a short message when you don’t have a mobile network at all. This feature comes into play in any emergency use case.
Huawei was the first to launch satellite communication in the industry and the company has already planned to launch the second generation feature to this satellite-connected smartphone feature.
(source – Weibo)
Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3 and P60 to run Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+
According to the inputs coming from Weibo tipster, Wangzai, Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3, and Huawei P60 will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. That suggests the 8+ Gen 1 will be popular this year.
Snapdragon 8+ is produced with TSMC’s 4nm process. The frequency of the CPU and GPU is 10% higher than that of the previous generation’s flagship Snapdragon platform, and the power consumption is reduced by 30%.
So, we come down to the conclusion that this processor will use frequency change in all of these three devices. Input suggests that Huawei Nova 20 Pro uses a low-frequency version of Snapdragon 8+, while the main core is set for 3.0 GHz and the standard frequency is 3.2GHz.
Compared to the flagship version, the mid-range or low-to-high-end version of Snapdragon 8+ brings advantages such as better battery life. For example, the Honor 80 series has controlled frequency and provide good performance.
No Gen 2 in the P60 series?
So, Huawei is not using Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 in the P60 series? The answer to this question is currently unconfirmed. As tipsters have confirmed that the is only P60, which may raise hope for a high-end Snapdragon chip.
Past information reveals that Huawei Nova 20 series will launch around May of this year and will have two models – Nova 20 and Nova 20 Pro. Looking past the generations, Huawei Nova 10 lineup featured Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core chip. It uses 4 × Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz architecture.
It’s possible that the Nova 20 Pro version is chosen for Snapdragon 8+ and the standard Nova 20 chose to remain on Snapdragon mid-range chipset. As for now, there are no additional details available about the Nova 20 series parameters. But there’s a lot to know and we’ll keep you posted.
(source – Weibo)
Huawei could launch new flagship oriented feature this year
Huawei is preparing a new feature for the upcoming flagship devices that could launch soon. According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Pengpeng, Huawei is testing a new feature called “fault type rolling” for flagship models, it’s mentioned as a next-generation technology.
However, the tipster didn’t reveal specific details about this feature and we never heard of it before. Since it seems like a brand-new tech, we will look forward to the unveiling.
Over the past years, Huawei continue to innovate new technologies for consumers. These innovations contribute big to improve the user experience.
Huawei has three major launches for this year including Mate X3, P60 series, and Mate 60 series. But the tipster, while interacting with followers, suggests that Mate X3 could be the first recipient.
Huawei Mate X3:
Huawei Mate X3 is the next generation of foldable phones that will carry the right folding design of its predecessor. On the other hand, the phone will bring lightweight and an improved hinge system. It’s expected this foldable device will be the first to bring out the next generation of satellite connectivity. It will be the first smartphone to enter the launch stage.
Huawei P60 series:
Huawei P60 series is the next P series smartphone and it is loaded with a variety of new features but the main focus will return to the camera specifications, which include XMAGE imaging and variable aperture.
Huawei Mate 60:
According to past plans, Huawei could launch Mate 60 series in the second half of this year but there’s more confirmation needed on this subject.
(source – Weibo)