The Huawei Mate 50 could mark the return of the Chinese brand’s flagship devices in 2022. Recently, test versions of the phone have been spotted with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and access to 5G networks.
Old rumors pointed out that the Huawei Mate 50 would only be launched with 4G connections, as well as recent models like the P50 Pro and P50 Pocket, due to the embargoes imposed by the United States government. However, the manufacturer seems to be in the process of getting new releases in this regard, and with that, it may have changed plans for the launch of its new high-end smartphone.
Furthermore, leaker Juchang Pictures Fans cites that other test models of the device were seen with the HiSilicon Kirin 9000. Present in the Huawei Mate 40, Huawei’s proprietary chipset is yet another processor option with 5G technology.
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Exclusive version with 4G
After being banned by the US from accessing certain technologies, Huawei gave up several components, including processors. Due to sanctions, the brand was unable to continue production of the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 with Taiwanese TSMC in 2020.
The Chinese company still had to deal with a shortage of certain components, such as radio-frequency receivers. Factor that prevented the production of proprietary chipsets with support for 5G connection.
However, the test versions of the Huawei Mate 50 with the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 are an indication that the scenario seems to have changed for the company. Something that, without a doubt, will be very beneficial for the return of the brand’s premium devices in 2022.
Return of 5G flagships
As said, due to the sanctions suffered by the US, Huawei has faced great difficulties in positioning itself in the market. However, the brand continued to work to deliver its devices to the public in the best possible way.
In this way, the possibility of a version of the Huawei Mate 50 with 5G connection is a relief for fans of the brand. As well, this can help the manufacturer regain a small part of the large share of the mobile device market that has been lost in recent years.
There is still no official information about the debut of the new flagship of the Chinese brand. The model is expected to be announced in the first half of 2022, with a debut forecast in June.