Huawei has announced the international launch 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. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro phones come equipped with a range of cutting-edge technologies, breaking new ground, and expanding the scope of what users can expect from a smart device. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro is available for preorder starting November 17 in online HUAWEI Stores as well as in leading e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada; with early birds to enjoy free delivery for the entire duration of the preorder. Offline sale started on November 18 in all HUAWEI Experience Stores and authorized retail outlets.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro represents a major step forward in smartphone aesthetics, thanks to the symmetrical Space Ring Design and an intricate Clous de Paris pattern. The rock-solid "Kunlun Glass" boosts drop resistance by 10 times. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also packs an Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera, which boasts the first-ever 10-scale adjustable physical aperture and the most versatile photography capabilities ever seen on a Mate smartphone.
Additionally, HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro delivers breakthrough innovations in mobile network communications, by being the first consumer smartphone to support Beidou Satellite Messaging capabilities in Mainland China. These robust features are further enhanced by the EMUI 13 operating system, which debuts on the Mate 50 Pro and offers a broad array of seamless smart services. The SuperHub feature, for instance, facilitates effortless data and file transfer between apps and devices, breaking through long-standing barriers that had separated different platforms 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 HUAWEI Mate 50 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 Series continues this proud legacy, introducing pioneering innovations and providing a breath of fresh air."
Crafted quality and classic design
In addition to the signature HUAWEI Mate Series design language of iconic symmetry and Space Ring Design, 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.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro comes with two types of rear cover, glass, and vegan leather. The glass cover is available in two colors, Silver and Black, which give the phone a distinct, elegant finish. The vegan leather version comes in Orange, inspired by the radiant orange rays of the sun.
The HUAWEI "Kunlun Glass" consists of 10 quadrillion-level nanocrystals, the result of composite ion strengthening, which makes it more resilient and drop resistant, as verified by the five-star glass drop resistance certification from Switzerland's SGS. This makes the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro models the first phones to ever achieve this certification. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro also supports IP68-rated water resistance of up to 6 meters underwater, allowing them to easily handle wet and dusty environments.
Groundbreaking 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 technologies, imaging style, and shooting experience.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro features a cutting-edge Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera with a 10-size adjustable physical aperture, which incorporates key advances to the optical system, mechanical structure, imaging technology, and image processing. The smart aperture adjusts to match the aperture size with the scene and shooting scenario identified in Auto mode. Switching to Professional mode allows you to adjust the depth of field and degree of blur manually.
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. 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. The 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 millimeter-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.
Streamlined interactions and powerful performance
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro is the first to run on EMUI 13, which streamlines daily interactions with effortless one-touch navigation.
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), leaving more room for the abundance of photos and videos that today's users capture. SuperHub allows users to temporarily store images, documents, and text, and share them in batches, with free and easy transfers between apps and devices.
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro packs cutting-edge technology that substantially boosts performance. An innovative low-battery Emergency Mode that activates when the battery level falls to 1%, SuperEnergy Boosting, enables the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro to extend standby time by three hours of standby, or 12 minutes of call time.
Comprehensive privacy features allow for ultimate peace of mind. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro supports Image Privacy Protection, which means that when you share an image, the phone automatically erases sensitive information, such as the location and time.
Innovation never ceases. The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro is a fitting tribute to a decade of Mate innovation, with its stunning design, powerful communications, imaging technology, and nimble smart interactions.
Price and release date
The HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB), available in Black and Silver, is open for preorder at ₱58,999. The Orange Vegan Leather HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB) on the other hand is available for ₱68,999. The preorder starts November 17 in online HUAWEI Stores as well as in leading e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada. Offline sale start November 18 in HUAWEI Experience Stores and authorized retail outlets.
Existing Home Credit customers can get the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro via Home Credit for as low as 10% down payment with 0% interest! This exclusive promo runs from November 18 to November 30, 2022.
Each preorder comes with a FREE HUAWEI Watch GT2 Pro worth ₱11,999 and FREE 6 months 200GB Cloud Benefits valued at ₱894.