Huawei Mate 50 Flagship Not Coming, At Least Not This Year

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It seems like Huawei won’t launch the Mate 50 flagship, at least not this year. That’s, at least, what a report from China says. Why is that? Well, the company is more or less forced to do so.

As most of you know by now, Huawei has been banned by the US. It cannot use Google services on its devices, while that ban also affected the hardware side of things, significantly.

The Huawei P50 series is coming, but the same cannot be said for the Mate 50

Huawei was already supposed to announce its P50 series smartphones this year, but that hasn’t happened. Those devices are still expected to arrive, but the same won’t happen with the Mate 50 series, it seems.


The Mate-branded flagships usually arrive in Q4 every year, as flagship offerings for the second half of the year. Well, don’t hold your breath for one this year, as Huawei is said to focus its limited resources on the P50 series.

If this report ends up being true, it will be the first time even Huawei did not launch a ‘Mate’ flagship. The very first Huawei Mate flagship arrived back in 2013, and since then, the company has been launching one every generation.

The Huawei Mate 40 series counts four devices, the Mate 40, 40E, 40 Pro, and 40 Pro+. The device was expected to arrive in form of at least three different handsets.


The Huawei P50 series is expected to launch soon

Huawei fans can still look forward to the P50 series, though. The company is expected to announce several devices as part of that series, and that will hopefully happen soon.

Those phones were supposed to launch back in April, but that didn’t happen. The US ban, and the chip shortage probably affected Huawei’s plans, while the pandemic certainly didn’t help either.

Huawei still did not announce when will the P50 series arrive, but it gave some indication it’s coming. The Huawei P50 also surfaced several times thus far, though truth be said, those leaks were not all that revealing.