This Tuesday, September 6, huawei presented its new flagship phone, the Mate 50, which has a peculiarity, the impossibility of having 5G due to the sanctions imposed by the United States, which restrict the company’s access to advanced semiconductors.
The Mate 50 series offers the first smartphones capable of connecting with the China’s BeiDou Global Navigation Satellite Systemaccording to Richard Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, at the product launch. That will allow users to send messages and their location data through BeiDou in the absence of a local mobile network service.
But Huawei’s new flagship series, with prices ranging from 4,999 yuan ($721) for the basic model to 6,799 yuan for the Mate 50 Pro version, have 4G mobile connection instead of faster 5G network access. Mate 50 smartphones are powered by the US supplier’s Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 processor Qualcommwhich adapted the chip for 4G use.
The new phones also run Harmony OS 3the latest iteration of Huawei’s alternative operating system to Huawei’s Android mobile platform. Google and are equipped with in-house developed Xmage cameras, which replace Leica Camera’s optical systems.