Huawei Mate 50 Professional brings variable aperture digicam smarts to Europe


The most recent top-tier Huawei smartphone arrived in China final month, and has now been given the inexperienced mild for a European rollout. With a quad-camera association that makes use of world-first aperture tech, the Huawei Mate 50 Professional guarantees impeccable images for a smartphone, together with flagship-grade efficiency.

The headline-grabber is the 50MP essential sensor, which has a 10-stop, f/1.4-f/4.0 bodily aperture – one thing distinctive within the telephone world, and extra in frequent with conventional cameras. It’ll provide the selection of utmost bokeh, or pin-sharp taking pictures, whereas optical picture stabilisation and an RYYB color filter promise unbelievable low-light efficiency as nicely.

It’s paired with a 64MP periscope lens good for 3.5x optical zoom, a 13MP ultrawide that’ll double as a macro snapper, a proximity mild sensor and laser autofocus, which ought to mix to make it one of the crucial versatile smartphone shooters going. There’s additionally a 3D face unlock selfie cam hidden beneath a notch on the entrance of the telephone.

Design-wise, the Mate 50 Professional is an evolution of the “area ring” symmetrical design seen on earlier Mate fashions, with an enormous round bump for the excellent rear cameras. It both blends glass and aluminium in case you go for the black or silver color choices, or aluminium and vegan leather-based on the orange model.

The latter will get bespoke Kunlun glass, which Huawei reckons is as much as 10x extra sturdy than common glass and may higher stand up to unintended drops. It’s additionally water-resistant all the way down to 6m, whereas the glass variants are solely good all the way down to 2m. All variations are IP68 water-resistant.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro Orange vegan leather stuff

Up entrance, the Mate 50 Professional is packing a 6.74in OLED show with 2616×1212 decision, 120Hz refresh charge an 10-bit panel good for 100% protection of the DCI-P3 color area. It’ll additionally handle HDR playback, and is paired with a set of stereo audio system.

Energy comes from a 4G variant of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, as Huawei continues to be being restricted by the US authorities relating to sure {hardware}. It’s paired with 8GB of RAM and as a lot as 512GB of on-board storage, with Huawei’s personal NM media card assist for including further capability later.

It’ll be the primary Huawei telephone launched in Europe with EMUI 13, the agency’s newest tackle Android. It’s primarily based on the open supply model, fairly than any explicit model, which implies no official entry to the Google Play Retailer, however shares most of the options seen in Android 13, like intensive theme customisations and a brand new notification centre format. There’s additionally widget stacking and sensible folders to make higher use of residence display screen area.

A 4700mAh battery goals to maintain the lights on, with 66W wired charging and 50W wi-fi charging for speedy top-ups. It’ll additionally do reverse wi-fi charging to refuel devices like wi-fi earphones. Huawei has added a brand new low battery emergency mode, which kick in at 1% and may ship sufficient juice for 3 hours of standby, or to make a 12 minute telephone name.

A world arrival could also be imminent, then – however Huawei has but to disclose precisely when clients will have the ability to get their fingers on one. We do know what you’ll should pay, although: €1299 (£1150) for the 8GB+256GB variant in silver or black, or €1399 (£1250) for the vegan leather-based orange mannequin with 512GB of storage.