Huawei has updated its line of flagship smartphones — Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS. One of the main features of these devices was the support for satellite communication with the Chinese Beidou network. This will allow you to send messages and location information where there is no cellular network. However, it will not be possible to receive a message through this communication standard.
Each model received the flagship chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (but only with support for LTE, not 5G), Harmony OS 3, and protection against water and dust according to the IP68 standard (Mate 50 can withstand a depth of up to 2 meters underwater, and “older” versions — 6), support for 66-watt fast charging via wired connection, 50-watt inductive and 5-watt reversible.
Also, all models received the company’s 50-megapixel main RYYB sensors, which can boast a variable aperture from ƒ/1.4 to ƒ/4, with ten positions in between.
The Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS models have 6.74-inch OLED displays with curved sides, a resolution of 2616×1212 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, an image refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a sensor polling rate of 300 Hz. They have facial scanning features and optical fingerprint scanners under the displays.
The Mate 50 RS is Porsche Design-style with a ceramic back, so it’s slightly thicker and heavier than the Mate 50 Pro — 162.1×75.5×9.9mm with 232 grams versus 162.1×75.5×8, 5 mm from the 209. Also, the RS version has 12 GB of RAM with 512 GB storage, while the Pro has 8 GB of RAM and 256-512 GB of permanent storage.