Just a few weeks after its announcement in China, Huawei’s Mate 50 Pro is set to make its European debut. The smartphone, which is part of a larger series that includes a Mate 50, a Mate 50 RS and a Mate 50E, will succeed the Mate 40 launched two years ago. It will be, at least on the scale of the Old Continent, charging €1,299 for its 8/256 GB version and €1,399 for its 8/512 GB version with orange leather casing. A premium price that will put it in front of industry leaders like the iPhone 14 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultraand certainly far beyond the Coming soon Google Pixel 7 Pro.
This prices, confirmed to some European media, as always, will adapt to the markets. It will therefore be necessary to wait a few more days to know the exact price of the smartphone in France. Let us add that Huawei has confirmed in passing that, of its series, only the Mate 50 Pro would be marketed in Europe, without specifying the precise launch date.
The smartphone, which suffers from the already usual lack of Huawei products -neither Google services nor 5G-, however, has a high-end technical sheet. In fact, the device is equipped with a 6.74-inch OLED screen (Full HD +) with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, under which we find the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip in 4G version. It’s flanked by 8GB of RAM and, as mentioned above, 256 or 512GB of storage, expandable via a NanoMemory card (Huawei’s proprietary format). They are accompanied by a 4700 mAh battery, compatible with 66 W charging. The set still weighs 205 grams and is IP68 certified.
The device claims to distinguish itself in the field of image capture. If Huawei is no longer a partner of Leica, which now collaborates with Xiaomi, intends to show that its R&D is able to work just as well through its treatment called Xmage. Supports a photoblock made up of a main module with a 50-megapixel sensor (optic with variable aperture f/1.4-f/4), a 64-megapixel module (periscopic optics equivalent to 90 mm, f/3.5) and a last 13 Mpx (ultra wide angle lens f/2.2). Performance that we will try to evaluate in our laboratories during the very likely French launch of this Mate 50 Pro.