The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is official: it has a 200x zoom, leather design and costs what an iPhone 14 Pro

Huawei has just confirmed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is official in Europe. The device will share the market with the most important high-end of the year as it did a while ago. You will continue to be at a disadvantage, as you are still unable to use Google services or its apps. What Huawei has done is to stand out in other points such as the design or the camera. Unfortunately, it also stands out in price with a figure well above 1,000 euros.

Huawei is still trying to get some market share in Europe and the West, something that is being difficult for it. It is not in the TOP and its devices are seen less and less in stores or in the hands of users. And with this Mate 50 Pro little will change the situation.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro: a round smartphone with a big “but”

Huawei has stopped working with Google, but it hasn’t forgotten how to make attractive smartphones. The new Mate 50 Pro has everything to attract an Android user, except the most important thing: Android . What’s more, Huawei has put an extra effort to try to alleviate the fact of not having access to Google apps.

The design is refined compared to previous models, now with a lighter notch and thinner bezels. The screen is curved, being one of the few that are currently on the market with this feature. The rear is simplified with a giant camera module that houses 3 sensors. The frames are of course metal and the back material is vegetable leather.

In terms of hardware, nothing has been forgotten and the device offers a complete list of specifications. If you like big screens and you care about the quality of the camera, this device should be among your favorites.

  • 6.74-inch screen:
    • OLED
    • 1212 x 2616 pixels
    • 120Hz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 256 or 512 GB of internal storage UFS 3.1
  • Triple rear camera:
    • Variable aperture sensor – 50 MP – f/1.4-f/4.0 – 24mm
    • Telephoto sensor – 64 MP – f/3.5 – zoom x3.5 –
    • Wide-angle sensor – 13 MP – f/2.2
  • 13MP front camera
  • Body in metal and glass/vegetable leather
  • USB C and fingerprint sensor
  • IP68 certification
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, NFC…
  • 4,700mAh battery
    • 66W fast charge
  • Harmony OS 3.0 and EMUI 13

A tall camera

The highlight of its list of features is a 200x zoom camera. To do this, it uses digital and optical zoom to reach a spectacular distance with, we hope, acceptable quality.

It also releases a sensor with variable aperture from f/1.4 to f/4.0. This will allow the user to have a perfect level of luminosity in each shot. Virtually no current smartphone has such a camera system.

A price too high

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro will arrive in Europe with a price of 1,299 euros / dollars in its cheapest version. It is a price that leaves the barrier of 1,000 euros far behind and that few users will be willing to pay for this device.

Is it a TOP high-end smartphone? Yes Is it at the same price as other very similar devices? Yes. Unfortunately, the fact of not having access to Google services will put off a large part of the target audience of this mobile.