January 5, 2022: Official Statement
Huawei has responded to us on the Mate 50 HarmonyOS 2022 global launch and emailed us an official statement.
“Currently, there is no plan for smartphones outside China to upgrade to HarmonyOS, but consumers can enjoy HarmonyOS 2 and its ground-breaking user experience on the recently launched Huawei tablets, Huawei Vision, and smartwatches.” Huawei
January 3, 2022: Original Story
Huawei Mate 50 series is the next annual flagship of Huawei that was delayed for a time due to the supply chain issue. Recently, Derek Yu, President of Huawei CBG in Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, and Canada revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 series will launch globally in 2022.
In addition, Yu also mentioned that the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 will come pre-installed with the HarmonyOS operating system and be released at Global Press Conference 2022. This new information is shared by the well-known Weibo tipster – Chrysanthemum Fans. In addition to this, the tipster mentioned that this is the official confession to smash the previous rumors that someone maliciously did not send Mate 50 to P60?
Previous information suggests that the Huawei Mate 50 series will arrive with powerful hardware and software technology. It was reported that this smartphone will use Kirin 990 chipset in the testing model and the final phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 processor / Gen1 chipset.
Huawei smartphone business:
A few months ago, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO – Richard Yu in his internal speech said that Huawei will not give up on mobile phones and it will continue to be made and that the king will return in 2023.
Moreover, Derek Yu also earlier mentioned that Huawei will continue to invest in flagship mobile phones mainly in foldable screens including the flagship Mate and P series. At that time he said that the Shanghai R&D Center is studying about 5G chip solutions, and Huawei’s flagship mobile phone’s support for 5G will return one day.
Huawei Mate 50:
According to the previous information, the Huawei Mate 50 series will feature a large-size screen, and the camera system design is likely to be the combination of last year’s P and Mate series flagships – P50 and Mate 40.
But in terms of capabilities, the Mate 50 series camera will be equipped with more capabilities to provide a powerful and improved photography experience to users. Talking about the software, the company could deliver it with HarmonyOS 3.0 software system because stable HarmonyOS 3.0 is also to unveil this year.
Also, we could expect that Huawei will resume and may also increase the use of 12GB RAM in smartphones. So, the Huawei Mate 50 series could also use this memory version in the top variant. More information is yet to come. Until then, stay tuned!