The latest Huawei flagship in the Mate series line is the Mate 50 Pro, and you can secure your own for £1199 – with freebies for early adopters.
Anyone who decides to invest can get a free pair of FreeBuds Pro 2, three months of 200GB Huawei cloud storage, accidental screen damage protection for six months, and a Runtastic membership for three months.
- 162.1×75.5×8.5mm, 205g
- 6.74-inch OLED 10-bit display, 1212×2616 pixels
- Huawei Kunlun Glass
- EMUI 13 (Android 13)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4G) SoC
- 8GB RAM + 256 or 512GB storage (varies by region)
- Cameras: 50MP (OIS) Wide + 64MP (OIS) 3.5x Periscope + 13MP Ultra-wide + 13MP Selfie camera and ToF sensor
- Stereo Sound
- 4,700mAh battery with 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging (5W reverse wireless charging)
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You can find out more in the press release posted below…
Flagship HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro to launch in the UK, combining Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera with cutting-edge technologies and robust HUAWEI Ecosystem
2nd Nov 2022, London, United Kingdom – Huawei today announced the UK availability of the latest member of its flagship Mate product line — HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro — to mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of its first Mate smartphones. HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro comes equipped with cutting-edge hardware, along with unique software features that work seamlessly with the HUAWEI Mobile Services ecosystem to enhance the user’s experience.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro represents a major step forward in smartphone aesthetics, thanks to the symmetrical ring design and an intricate, eye-catching Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing design. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also packs an Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera, which boasts the first-ever 10-scale adjustable physical aperture, and most versatile photography capabilities producing picture perfect moments for all social media updates.
These robust features are further enhanced by the EMUI 13 operating system, which debuts on the Mate 50 Series and offers a broad array of seamless smart services. The operating system introduces its own features such as SuperHub which takes advantages of the HUAWEI Mobile Services ecosystem to further enhance the user experience. The SuperHub feature facilitates effortless data and file transfer between apps and devices, breaking down the barriers that have been separating platforms and apps from each other.
Richard Yu, Huawei’s Executive Director of the board, Consumer BG CEO, and Intelligent Automotive Solution BU CEO, noted the significance of the release, saying: “Over the past decade, the Mate Series has consistently pushed the envelope to make ground-breaking innovations broadly accessible. Each new generation of Mate smartphones has brought together a whole host of state-of-the-art Huawei technologies. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro continues this proud legacy, introducing pioneering innovations and providing a breath of fresh air.”
Crafted Quality and Classic Design
In addition to the signature Mate Series design language of axial symmetry, the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also makes use of the elegant Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing design for the first time ever, showcasing a new kind of ordered beauty that’s crafted down to the last detail.
HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro comes with a rear glass cover available in two colours, Silver and Black, which give the phone a distinct, elegant finish. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also supports IP68-rated water resistance, allowing it to easily handle wet and dusty environments.
Ground-breaking Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera
Huawei launched its very own mobile imaging brand “XMAGE” in July 2022, with the goal of offering consumers a new shooting paradigm that fuses science with culture, and aesthetics with technology in terms of imaging style, and shooting experience. With the growing trend of social media platforms, leading to different trends to take photo and videos, combining XMAGE’s unique features together with the variety of apps and tools on Huawei native app distribution platform, AppGallery, takes the act of sharing moments online to a whole new height with enhance visuals for photos and videos.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro features a cutting-edge Ultra Aperture Camera with a 10-level adjustable physical aperture, which incorporates key advances to the optical system, mechanical structure, imaging technology, and image processing.
The device provides options for both amateur and professional photographers with Auto mode and Professional mode. In Auto mode, the smart aperture adjusts to match the aperture size with the scene and shooting scenario that is identified, while switching to Professional mode allows you to manually adjust the depth of field and degree of blur. These functions work seamlessly with Petal Search, allowing users to take clear pictures of objects in any condition and look them up online with the AI Image Search function.
Advanced hardware and algorithms are deeply embedded to enhance static image shooting. The Ultra Aperture Camera comes equipped with an F1.4 large aperture, working with the XD Fusion Pro image engine and high light intake, to set the image brightness, light and shadow details, as well as cold and warm comparisons to perfection.
With apps such as Skyscanner and Booking.com on AppGallery helping users book their next overseas trip, the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro provides shooting modes that help capture vacation worthy moments. Night mode captures photos with highly distinct bright and dark regions, even in dimly lit environments. Portrait mode applies natural background blurring to make the subject stand out from their surroundings. Portrait mode produces incredibly vivid and detailed portraits of yourself and friends, perfect for social media updates. Furthermore, periscope telephoto camera supports a zoom range of up to 200X, bringing scenes from the great beyond right in front of your eyes.
The wide-angle macro camera magnifies details from tiny worlds, presenting millimetre-level strands and dew droplets with outstanding clarity. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also supports macro video shooting and macro picture-in-picture (PiP) to accurately convey scenes in motion. Pairing that with the capabilities of Petal Clip, users are able to capture and create depth-defying videos of the microscopic world which can be saved onto HUAWEI Cloud to be shared with others easily.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro packs cutting-edge technology that substantially boosts performance. SuperHold intelligently allocates memory to ensure seamless multi-tasking, allowing users to open multiple apps downloaded from AppGallery at the same time, all the while maintaining smooth and responsive usage. While AppGallery provides all users with top gaming apps such as Dragon Trail, Might & Magic: Era of Chaos and many more, now the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro newly features SuperRender which slashes power consumption via pixel-level inter-frame prediction, keeping gameplay stable at high frame rates and preventing overheating. Once integrated this feature allows for an enhanced playing experience on games for all types of players from action to arcade and more. SuperStorage removes duplicate files in an imperceptible way and compresses rarely-used apps. This preserves up to 20 GB of space (on a phone with 256 GB of ROM). This is especially useful for office users who work and save content after working on them on apps such as Petal Clip, where duplicates are a common occurrence.
An innovative power-saving mode enables SuperEnergy Boosting when the battery level falls to 1%, supporting three hours of standby, or 12 minutes of calling.
EMUI 13: Touch-to-Access, with Streamlined Interactions
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Series phones are the first to run on EMUI 13, which streamlines daily interactions with effortless one-touch navigation. SuperHub allows users to temporarily store images, documents, and text, and share them in batches, with free and easy transfers between apps and devices. Download files from your HUAWEI cloud, HUAWEI browser, or any other apps and share content effortlessly across devices.
Comprehensive privacy and security features allow for ultimate peace of mind. Privacy Center records all the behaviour of apps accessing sensitive information in real time. Security Center provides an overall security snapshot of the HUAWEI Mate 50 Series phones, by monitoring activity across App Lock, Password Vault, File Safe, Find Device and more. This enables Security Center to detect any abnormal activities and share appropriate device protection recommendations. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Series phones also support Image Privacy Protection, which means that when you share an image, the phone automatically erases sensitive information, such as the location and time. These security features work hand in hand with HMS’s privacy and security Settings, including AppGallery, Browser, HUAWEI Mobile Cloud and Petal Search, which provides an all-around safe, private and protected digital environment.
Furthermore, features of the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro further enhance the user experience when it comes to apps downloaded from AppGallery’s 18 categories, including lifestyle, travel and navigation, finance, shopping, and entertainment. Browsing and downloading on AppGallery has also never been safer, Huawei keeps your data private and secure in all aspects.
Innovation never ceases. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Series is a fitting tribute to a decade of Mate innovation, with its stunning design, powerful communications, imaging technology, and nimble smart interactions, that is further amplified with the robust Huawei ecosystem.
Price and Release Date
- Pre-order from the Huawei Store from 3rd Nov and 16th Nov (available from the 17th Nov) in black and silver colour
- Customers who purchase from the Huawei Store between 3rd Nov and 30th Nov, can claim a pair of FreeBuds Pro 2, a free 3 month subscription to HUAWEI Cloud Storage (200GB), Accident Screen Damage Protection for 6 Months and a Runtastic 3-month membership