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Huawei Mate 50 to launch with Kirin 990 and Snapdragon 898 chipsets

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Huawei Mate 50 series is the next flagship phone that will be unveiled by the Chinese tech maker. Despite its unconfirmed launch date, consumers are still waiting to get more information on its existence. Meanwhile, new insights have appeared that show us more about the chipsets that are planned to use in the Mate 50 series.

A recent report from Chinese media (via ithome) reveals that Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO – Yu Chengdong has recently given an internal speech on consumer business that Huawei will not give up on mobile phones and it will continue to be made and that the king will return in 2023.

This year, Huawei has delayed its yearly flagship from the Mate series. Although, the Chinese tech maker has introduced the Huawei P50 series on the Chinese ground but still, the slot for the Huawei Mate 50 series left opened and it’s reported that the lineup won’t launch this year. Instead, Huawei will unveil the Mate 50 series by early 2022.

The report also reveals that Huawei will release the new Mate 50 series next year and the flagship lineup will consist of Kirin 990 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipsets while remaining on 4G connectivity.

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Huawei Mate 50 Kirin 990

Kirin 990?

Huawei unveiled the Kirin 990 chipsets in 2019 during the IFA show, the chipset line is made with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm FinFET Plus EUV technology combined with a new and powerful Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for the next level of Artificial Intelligence performance.

Kirin 990 integrates 10.3 billion transistors compared to Kirin 980 with 6.9 billion transistors. The Kirin 990 embed two big Cortex-A76 based cores at 2.86Ghz + two middle Cortex-A76 cores at 2.36Ghz + four small A55 cores at 1.95Ghz.

Kirin 990

This decision could be made after the company is running out of Kirin 9000 chipsets (5nm processed) in the face of U.S. sanctions.

On the other hand, the Snapdragon 898 chipset is likely to be made with a 4nm process but the Huawei version of this chip will only support 4G connectivity. Hereafter, using Snapdragon 898 in the Huawei Mate 50 series makes sense along with Kirin 990.

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Huawei Mate 50 supply issues:

Compared to the P50 series, Huawei now has to work on various aspects of the supply chain to overcome its current issues regarding required parts to build new smartphones. Related to this, a report from the past month shows that the Chinese tech maker has made some progress and is likely to get a substantial amount of SoC’s to feature on the Huawei Mate 50 series to satisfy consumers’ demand.

However, there’s more lead that is required on this matter and we’ll keep you posted.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei P60 series to bring Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

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Huawei P60 and P60 Pro are the next flagships that will with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, says a tipster from Weibo. According to well-known – classmate guan, the Huawei P60 series will feature the next generation Qualcomm chipset – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. On the other hand, the phone has already started to develop under the testing phase.

Adding to this, the tipster anticipates that there is still more than half a year to see the launch of the Huawei P60 series and we can feel the excitement in the air as this flagship is prepared in the background.

Launch date?

Huawei has not officially confirmed the launch date but the tipster hints that the Huawei P60 series could unveil around the first quarter of 2023. There, Huawei could directly clash with Honor’s Magic 5 series.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2:

Currnelty, Qualcomm has not announced any specific details about this upcoming premium chipset but there are a few specs that you should know about.

This new chipset will bring you octa-core architecture with a 1+2+2+3 core design. These include a super large core upgraded to Cortex X3 to improve performance by 22 percent as compared to past Cortex X2.

ON the other hand, there are large cores that are upgraded to Cortex A715. The performance of the A710 core has increased by 5 percent and there’s a 20 percent boost in energy efficiency. Lastly, the small core still feeds with Cortex A510.

In terms of GPU, the chipset will boost graphics performance with Adreno 740 and X70 5G baseband to provide integrated high-speed internet with a peak download speed of 10Gbps.

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To be mentioned, Qualcomm has not revealed the name of this chipset but we can expect some cloud clearing revealings from the chip maker in November.

Huawei P50 series:

Launched last year, the Huawei P50 series was the first flagship to feature a flagship qualcomm processor. Thereafter, Huawei phones continue to feature Snapdragon chipsets due to the lack of Kirins.

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Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun display variants sold out, consumers need to wait until October

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Huawei Mate 50 series is not going to leave the headlines space so easily. And why not, it is one of the most bashing devices in the history of smartphones. In the latest edition, the news is running regarding the sold-out scenario of Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass variants.

Yes! Huawei Mate 50 series and especially its Kunlun Glass variants are so much popular among consumers that they sold out within seconds. However, every good thing has some negative impact and so has happened with the Mate 50 lineup.

The huge selling of the Mate 50 models brought a shortage in the units. Though the company increased the production capacity of the Mate 50 devices immediately after the sold-out result. Yet, the upcoming number of units was not enough to calm down consumer demand.

Hence, this supply chain will take some time to get back on the original track. According to the Weibo blogger @FactoryDirectorShiGuan, the Chinese tech giant has hyped the production capacity of the Mate 50 series Kunlun variants. But, the supply chain will be improved after mid-October.

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On the flip side, the blogger also states that the rush will slow down till November. So, instead of paying a higher price for the Mate 50, users can keep patience till November to grab the device with its actual cost tag.

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Huawei Mate 50 Kunlun Glass.

Well, there is no doubt why Mate 50 Kunlun Glass Edition is so favored among users. Consequently, it is one of the strongest glass protectors that secures your device from almost every external drop and damage.

Moreover, these glasses have qualified for the first Swiss SGS five-star drop-resistance certificate. In comparison to the normal screen protectors, these mechanisms use 108 microcrystalline raw materials in their manufacturing.

The Kunlun Display Shields are 10 times tougher than ordinary ones. But at this moment, these elements are a little away from the user’s reach. Don’t worry, just a few days more, and you will have your favorite Mate 50 version in your hands.

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro adds face mask recognition feature

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Huawei Mate 50 series has been continuously receiving new features with new software updates. Recently, Huawei has added face mask support for the Mate 50 Pro via a new firmware rollout.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.150 software version has been rolling out for the Mate 50 Pro users that brings face mask recognition support.

According to the description of this feature, face recognition works accurately when the face is not covered by anything. While wearing a mask, the feature will allow the device to unlock the phone with eye scanning. You just need to look at the Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen to enable the face mask recognition process.

The feature is available in settings and if the user is opt-in to the feature, you just have to tap the slider and give your consent.

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Face Mask:

Due to the pandemic, most peoples wear masks mostly in outdoor conditions. In that case, they may require the phone’s feature to make a payment or for other use cases. Hence, the phone’s support for facial authentication could get denied but with a such new feature, you won’t have to remove the mask.

Apple has already installed face mask support for face id in all of its iPhone devices since last year.

HarmonyOS 3.0.0.150:

This version of HarmonyOS 3.0 brings optimizations for system stability in certain situations to improve the phone’s inner performance for a better user experience.

Yesterday, we noted HarmonyOS 3.0.0.137, which improved camera shooting effects, adds support for 3D avatar, and also brings system senior mode for the users.

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Front camera:

Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a wide front notch that resembles the Mate 20 Pro. However, the notch contains various sensors face facial security purposes.

The front module includes a laser sensor, ToF 3D depth camera, 13MP selfie camera with ultra-wide angle capability, proximity sensor, light sensor, and flood illuminator. these all combine a powerful face id system that is secured and reliable.

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