Back in June, rumors claimed that the Huawei Mate 50 would not be launching this year. These reports said that the Huawei P50 would be the last Huawei flagship phone for 2021 and there will likely be no Mate 50 anytime soon due to the US ban.
A new report from a senior expert of the DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) claims that the Mate series flagship is still planned for release in Q4 of this year. According to the expert, Davin Naranjo, (via Fast Technology) Huawei will release the Mate 50 series some time in October.
Huawei actually has a global launch event planned for October 21 in Vienna, Austria at 3 PM. The company hasn’t said anything about what devices it plans to launch during this event, but most reports hinted that we will see a global launch for the Huawei P50 series.
A teaser from last week showed a device that looked like the P50 Pro, but the latest report from Naranjo casts doubt on it. Upon closer inspection, the recent teaser’s camera bump’s lowest point is above the volume rocker, which doesn’t match up with the P50 series, leading us to believe this might be a new phone altogether.
However, Mate 50’s launch has been quite ambiguous since the start and we don’t know which report to believe. We can only wait for the October 21 event to see what Huawei has in store for us.