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!
Check Huawei P60 Pro test device in clear view
Aside from all things, the Huawei P60 Pro test machine has a rectangular camera bump and dual ring camera system similar to what we’ve seen in the P50 Pro but with a finishing touch of silver ring around.
The camera has a pure white finish, the upper ring houses two cameras, and the bottom ring includes a periscope camera with an LED flash. The camera bump also consists of a fourth camera. The cameras are outlined by silver rings around them, which is looking unique on their own. The cherry on top is added by the XMAGE camera system.
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The concept creator imagined this smartphone in ceramic white color. On the other front side, it has a curved edge display and center hole punch design to house a selfie camera. This is a real clear view of the Huawei P60 Pro test device and we like it.
According to past information, the Huawei P60 series will boast a new camera system. However, past input suggests that this may not be the final camera, as it will be formed in a brand new way but nothing is certain at the moment.
Huawei P60 series will launch in the first quarter of 2023 and it will be an interesting unveiling on sight. You can check more information below.
Huawei tests Nova 20 with flagship Snapdragon 8 and 108MP/50MP cameras
According to the input coming from a Weibo tipster, Digitalchatstation, Huawei is testing the Nova series with a high-frequency flagship Snapdragon 8 series chipset, although, the tipster has not revealed the name of the device but it’s likely to be the Nova 20 lineup.
Huawei Nova series represents somewhere above the mid-range tier but the Chinese tech maker launches these devices with top-notch specs such as superfast 100W charging technology. Aside from the testing, a past report reveals that Huawei Nova 20 Pro could use a low-frequency Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipset.
The tipster further suggests that the phone models also tested with 108MP high-quality cameras and 50MP main cameras. These are quite amazing unveilings as Huawei is using a 108MP camera in the Nova SE models, while the 50MP camera is used in the mainstream devices.
Other than these, there’s no additional information available about the specifications or the design of the Huawei Nova 20 series.
Looking back into the past releases, Huawei Nova 10 and 10 Pro are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G octa-core chipset (Octa-core, 4 × Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz).
The Huawei Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro also used the same processor. However, this time, the tech maker could ramp up efforts and include a new processor.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro features a triple camera system of 50 MP Ultra Vision Photography (f/1.8 aperture), 8 MP Ultra-Wide Marco Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 2 MP Portrait Depth Camera (f/2.4 aperture).
While it uses a 60 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Autofocus Camera (f/2.4 aperture) + 8 MP Portrait Close-up Camera Camera (f/2.2 aperture) on the front side. Huawei Nova 10 series comes with a cylindrical design.
(source – Weibo)
Huawei P60 and Honor Magic 5 to fight in March in China
According to the information coming from Weibo tipster DigitalChatstation, Honor will launch the Magic 5 series Chinese version in March similar to the Huawei P60 series. It will make the phones come in head-to-head competition on the homeground.
Honor will boast the Magic 5 series with its best camera as the past renders reveal a new triangle camera arrangement featuring 100X periscope zoom on the top. On the other hand, the camera has its largest sensor and aperture to provide better light intake in photographs.
It will adapt new charging and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chipset, this Honor device will also run new MagicOS 7 software.
Looking into the camera system, Huawei P60 Pro will get you the current biggest sensor to provide the best nighttime and daylight photograph experience.
Huawei will also ship a fast 88W charger with this new flagship and prepare a brand-new camera design for a better user experience. For now, both Huawei nor Honor has not confirmed the Chinese launch of these flagship devices but it’ll come very soon.
(source – Weibo)