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Huawei Mate 50 series joins HarmonyOS beta update batch



Huawei Mate 50 series HarmonyOS beta

Huawei continues to release new HarmonyOS 4.2 beta builds for its top-end models and the Mate 50 series is no exception to this theory, which now gets version. This software offers a variety of features over the previous upgrade.

The changelog reveals that the Huawei Mate 50 series picks the latest HarmonyOS beta with a package size of 8GB. Hence it is better to opt for a standard Wi-Fi connection over the regular mobile data pack for downloading the firmware.

New HarmonyOS beta update is baked with impressive themes and display features. At the same time, the company has added the April 2024 security patch to shield your device from harmful malware and privacy exposures, protecting data.

Before you proceed with the installation, ensure that your Mate 50 model is running on the baseline version Check the compatible models and changelog below.

  • Huawei Mate 50
  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 50E
Huawei Mate 50 series HarmonyOS beta

Huawei Mate 50 series receives new HarmonyOS 4.2 beta (Image Credits: Huawei Central)

Changelog: New Features & Optimizations


  • Added a new geometry fun theme that lets you select different triangular shapes to create a group thus, beginning the party by following the click gesture to scroll above or below the lock screen.
  • Added a new geometric sticker theme which can pile up different triangular shapes or colorful stickers, creating a personalized theme. Moreover, users can interact with these stickers via the click gesture on the lock screen.
  • Added a new mood fun theme where you can choose from various cute expressions freely as well as combine them to form an enriched theme via several layout methods.
  • Added a new mood sticker theme which uses a rich collection of popular emoticons and 1500+ mood emoticons to form an ever-changing interactive theme hence, making the lock screen more fun.


  • Optimizes the interface display effect of some applications.


  • Integrated the April 2024 security patch to enhance the system security.

Note that the update is currently arriving for the first 2000 users who took part in the HarmonyOS 4.2 beta testing program. However, the tech giant mentioned that other Mate 50 handset owners can pay attention to upcoming announcements for subsequent updates.

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