Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO and Smart Car Business Chief – Yu Chengdong, recently sat in a Q&A session (pre-recorded) and revealed that the Huawei Mate 50 series will surely launch with a new imaging system – XMAGE.
Yu told that XMAGE brings the mastered form of computational photography and consumers will experience it firsthand.
Launched a month ago by Huawei, XMAGE is a new camera imaging brand designed and developed by the Chinese tech maker. With this XMAGE imaging system, Huawei claims to bring a brand new user experience to all of its devices, starting with the Mate 50 series.
However, the story doesn’t stop there, because the company has previously confirmed that XMAGE will see many improvements over the coming years and there will be a lot more coming.
In addition to XMAGE, Yu has also confirmed that HarmonyOS 3 will bring some new features to the Mate 50 lineup, which has also been speculated in reports.
Furthermore, the Huawei consumer business chief has teased some new features such as satellite communication. It is an emergency communication feature, which would allow you to make calls and text messages without cellphone networks.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO confirmed XMAGE for Mate 50 series pic.twitter.com/B5jVvTiGaj
— Deng Li (@MrDengLi) September 2, 2022
Adding to this, Huawei has also published a few exciting teasers including the variable aperture technology. It is a new and old camera tech but with a new Huawei flavor and the combination is destined to bring better photography for your daily shots.
Another teaser has hinted at an emergency battery mode, that would enable emergency use even after the phone’s battery run out of power. Yeah! Huawei’s upcoming flagship is interesting and interactive and it will launch on September 6.
Even after these inputs, there’s a lot more to know about the Huawei Mate 50 series and you can get it all here in our Mate 50 series archive.
Huawei 88W charger will be used in flagship devices
Huawei is preparing to change the outlook of chargers for premium devices with 88W chargers and it’s expected that Huawei will adopt this charging protocol in the mainstream for all of its upcoming flagships.
Other than the 88W charger, Huawei will also use a super fast 100W charger for smartphones. However, it’s primarily been used in the Nova series for the past two years.
Looking more into the matter, Huawei also has a 120W charger but there’s no information available about the release. More information reveals that Huawei uses moderate speed charging protocols to ensure safety for consumers and long battery life.
Still, 88W and 100W provide a faster phone charging experience than 66W packed with P50 series and Mate 60 series.
Recently, Huawei certified a new 88W charger through Telecommunication Equipment’s Network Access Management (TENAA) with an 88W output. The listing reveals that the charger has a model number – HW-200440C00 with 4.4A/20VDC = 88W charging capacity.
The charger supports 10W, 40W, and 66W backward charging compatibility. It is manufactured by ASAP Technology (JIANGXI) co. Limited China. Below you can check more information about the charger.
HW-200440C00 supports input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2.4A. It outputs: USB-C: 5VDC, 3A or 9VDC, 3A or 10VDC, 4A or 11VDC, 6A MAX or 12VDC, 3A or 15VDC, 3A MAX or 20VDC, 4.4A MAX. If you use USB-A, then it’ll get you an output of 5VDC, 2A or 10VDC, 4A or 11VDC, 6A MAX or 20VDC, 4, 4 A MAX. The charger is only suitable for altitudes of 5000 meters.
Currently, we don’t have any information about its use case but we could assume it packs with Huawei P60 series.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro launched in South Africa
Huawei South Africa opened pre-orders of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro on Thursday, right after the announcement and the phone will go on sale on February 1, 2023. Huawei Mate 50 Pro launched in South Africa will offer the 256GB version in Black or Silver color options at a price tag of R24,999. You can also get a Vegan Leather Orange version at R26,999.
The vegan leather version is built with state of an art design as compared to the glass rear panel on other color variants. If you want to book your unit of Huawei Mate 50 Pro, then you’ve to submit R1000 before January 31, 2023, to reserve a unit.
As a pre-order campaign, there are a number of free gifts and discounts you are entitled to get. The discount on the 256GB version will be R2499 and R2699 on the 512GB version.
The free gift list includes a Huawei Watch GT Runner worth R7499 and up to 5X of My Huawei points rewards and 3 months of 200GB free mobile cloud storage. Pre-orders will also bring you a chance for you to win a Huawei MateView GT or MatePad T10.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro:
Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a new Iconic symmetrical space ring camera design that is inspired and improved by Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The camera ring has symmetry aesthetics with a refined Clous de Paris pattern.
The camera technology includes variable aperture technology that includes the largest F1.4 aperture shot. The camera variable aperture also enables 10 stop adjustable aperture.
That’s not it, Huawei Mate 50 Pro introduces the Kunlun Glass that is, according to Huawei, 10 times more drop resistance. Huawei Mate 50 Pro comes with a 4700mAh battery that could recharge with a 66W wired and 50W wireless charger.
Check Huawei P60 Pro render with periscope camera and curved edge display
It’s a festive season in China but Huawei is preparing for the next big thing from the P series. Now we have a new Huawei P60 Pro concept render with a periscope camera and curved edge display, which looks cool.
An official Huawei P60 series announcement is yet to come but concept creator HoiINDI continues to bring in a new stack of CAD render to keep us excited about this upcoming.
Let’s dive into the renders.
— HoiINDI (@HoiIndi) January 26, 2023
Huawei P60 Pro is envisioned with a new camera system, which is quite popular in the leaks bytheway. It has a new P40 series with a vertical rectangular camera bump and a large ring in the center.
The camera in the center could be the main sensor and it may be inspired by P50 Pro or the latest Nova devices. Coming the bottom opening, it has a periscope camera, which is seen as a marquee feature for Pro models. However, it may not be the case with the standard, as it relies on optical zoom.
The camera system also has an extra camera on the top alongside an LED flash to capture bright images. The renders show XMAGE branding but Huawei hasn’t used it on Mate 50 Pro, released last year.
Coming to the front side, it has a curved edge display, which is also a Pro model specialty. On the other hand, the Huawei P60 Pro render shows quite slim bezels around the corners, which is also a nice touch to the details.
Overall, this is a good representation of what we will witness but there might be some surprises waiting for us on the other side. To note, these concept renders are compiled with past leaks and rumors and don’t represents the official release.
There are a number of rumored specs sheets and leaks that appeared in front of us but you can check the latest details about the Huawei P60 series in the article linked below.