Huawei Mate 50 series-compatible 5G cases are released in China
Huawei P50-series users were reportedly able to circumvent the OEM's inability to use 5G hardware in its newer devices with a case provided by the company Soyealink. Now, as WHYLAB has pointed out, the same option has become available to those who own or plan to own a new flagship of the Mate 50 line.
Its 4 variants were introduced with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4G platform; however, they can apparently be upgraded to 5G with one of their new cases...sort of. The accessories are rated for 5G-NR in a restricted, standalone-only sub-6GHz mode, thanks to their own integrated UDX710 chip from ZTE.
It has dual Cortex-A55 cores at a max speed of 1.35GHz, and needs to draw power from the smartphone compatible with the case it inhabits via a built-in USB type-C port. Then again, these internals seem not to ad much to the depth of the case.
These accessories, apparently supported by China Telecom, are available for the entire Mate 50-series, from the entry-level 50 E to the Porsche-branded RS, and are said to cost 799 yuan (~US$113) apiece.