Huawei Mate 50 Pro: New leaks reveal camera details and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G chipset
The Mate 50 lineup is expected to be led by the Mate 50 Pro, and a new leak has revealed the phone's rear camera configuration. From the look of it, the Mate 50 Pro will sport a 50 MP main camera with a variable aperture. That's not the first time variable apertures have been seen on smartphones, as Samsung used them on the Galaxy S9, S10, Note 9, and Note 10 phones. Hopefully, though, Huawei manages a better implementation.
In addition to the 50 MP main camera, the Mate 50 Pro is tipped to sport a 64 MP periscope lens and a 13 MP ultra-wide shooter. A 40 MP monochrome camera has been touted in addition but remains unconfirmed. Huawei brought the monochrome sensor to the market with the Mate 9 back in 2016 and while it abandoned it for a while after the P20 Pro, the B/W sensor finally made a return on the P50 Pro last year.
According to leaker Digital Chat Station, the Mate 50 series will be equipped with the SM8425, branded as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G. A logical choice, as the P50 Pro was powered by the Snapdragon 888 4G. While the choice of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 over the much-improved TSMC-made Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 may be disappointing, Huawei likely has little to no leverage in SoC supply requests, considering the company's ordeals with imposed sanctions.