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Huawei Mate 50 Series Tipped to Get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCs Ahead of September 6 Launch

A tipster says Huawei Mate 50 series will get 4G version of the chipset.

Huawei Mate 50 Series Tipped to Get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCs Ahead of September 6 Launch

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Huawei Mate 50 Series may get four models

Highlights
  • Huawei Mate 50 series may get Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs
  • The series is tipped to get a special edition model
  • Huawei Mate 50 specifications have already leaked

Huawei Mate 50 series may feature a 4G variant of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, as per a tipster. The series, which will make its debut in China on September 6, is expected to include four models - Huawei Mate 50, Huawei Mate 50e, Huawei Mate 50 Pro, and Huawei Mate 50 RS. It was reported that the smartphones could be powered by the Kirin 9000S SoC, however, they are now said to come with Qualcomm chipsets. The phones could run on the company's latest HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system.

As per a post by tipster Digital Chat Station, the Huawei Mate 50 series will be powered by a Snapdragon SoC that has SM8425 model number and a “Waipio LTE” (translated) codename. He also says that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has SM8450 model name and Waiipio (translated) codename and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has SM8475 model number and Palima (translated) codename. This suggests that the Huawei Mate 50 series may get a 4G variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC if it exists.

Earlier this year, a report claimed that Qualcomm may launch a 4G version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and it may help companies like Huawei. In fact, a few past leaks also suggested that the Huawei Mate 50, Huawei Mate 50 Pro, and Huawei Mate 50 RS will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Huawei Mate 50e, in contrast, is likely to feature a Snapdragon 778G SoC.

The Huawei Mate 50 is tipped to come with a 6.28-inch to 6.56-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage. It may pack a 4,400mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging. It is tipped to get a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor. An alleged prototype also suggests a triple rear camera setup.

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro and the Huawei Mate 50 RS are expected to sport 6.78-inch or 6.81-inch curved AMOLED displays with up to 120Hz variable refresh rate. They could sport 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. They are also tipped to include a triple rear camera setup, however, the main 50-megapixel sensor could be a Sony IMX800. They may get a 4,500mAh battery with 66W fast charging.

The Huawei Mate 50e is reported to feature a 6.28-inch to 6.56-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of onboard storage, a 50-megapixel triple rear camera setup, and a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast charging.


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Sourabh Kulesh
Sourabh Kulesh is a Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked in a national daily newspaper, a news agency, a magazine and now writing technology news online. He has knowledge on a wide gamut of topics related to cybersecurity, enterprise and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or get in touch on Twitter through his handle @KuleshSourabh. More
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