Huawei Mate 50 Series – Just arrived in South Africa

Huawei’s flagship series the Huawei Mate 50 is a brand-new arrival for South Africa.

Huawei is synonymous with innovative smartphones and its flagship series offers world-class performance and design with incredible features.

At the pinnacle of the range is the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, offering a stunning design with a super luxury finish, including vegan leather as one of its colour-ways.  The Mate 50 and Mate 50 RS models comprise the rest of the series.

The display for the Mate 50 series is impressive, with a large 6.7” OLED screen and a 6,74” OLED screen for the Pro version.  The colour gamut is vast, offering over a billion colours in output with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 120Hz refresh rate for the Pro model.

The camera systems on the Mate 50s series have a phenomenal list of features and are powered by Huawei’s XMAGE engine, designed to simplify photography to achieve a professional result.

According to the DXOMARK ranking, the Mate 50 Pro’s camera is rated as the best smartphone camera in the world.  Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s camera includes a 50Mp OIS main camera with a six-blade variable aperture. This is combined with a 13Mp ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 64Mp telephoto lens, allowing the camera to support optical zoom up to 3,5x and digital zoom up to 200x.  This triple camera set-up has a 10-channel multispectral sensor and laser autofocus.   

The Mate 50 and Mate 50 RS models have a 50Mp OIS sensor, paired with a 13Mp ultra-wide-angle lens.  The Mate 50 has a 12Mp telephoto zoom lens with up to 5x optical zoom while the Mate 50 RS has a 64Mp telephoto zoom lens with up to 3,5x optical zoom. 

The Mate 50 Series share the same high-end Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.  This series comes with several storage options of 126GB, 256GB and 512GB all with 8GB of RAM.  The battery size is 4460mAh and 4700mAh for the Pro model with support for 66W fast charging and up to 50W wireless fast charging.

Both the Mate 50 and Mate 50Pro have five attractive colour-ways to choose from – Blue, Orange, Silver, Black and Purple.  The Black and Purple colour variants are available in leather and glass back variants.