Huawei Mate 50 series expected to get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCs ahead of September 6 launch


The Huawei Mate 50 series may feature a 4G variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, according to a tipster. The series, which will 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 has been 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.

According to a post from tipster Digital Chat Station, the Huawei Mate 50 series will be powered by a Snapdragon SoC with model number SM8425 and codenamed “Waipio LTE” (translated). It also says that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has model number SM8450 and code name Waiipio (translated) and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has model number SM8475 and code name Palima (translated). This suggests that the Huawei Mate 50 series could 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 the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and that could help companies like Huawei. In fact, a few past leaks have 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, on the other hand, is likely to feature a Snapdragon 778G SoC .

The Huawei Mate 50 is expected to sport a 6.28-inch to 6.56-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage. It can pack a 4,400mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging. It is expected to get a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor. A purported prototype also suggests a triple rear camera setup.

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

Huawei Mate 50e reportedly features 6.28-inch to 6.56-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB inbuilt storage, 50MP triple rear camera setup and a 4,400 mAh battery with 66W Quick Charge.


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