While the iPhone 14 might be the biggest new phone coming out very soon, it might not be the best; we’ve just heard that the Huawei Mate 50 is set to debut literally a day before Apple’s newest.
This comes from Huawei itself, which confirmed the news via Chinese social media platform. weibo (opens in new tab) – this in itself suggests the launch is only in China, but we can see global availability provided in the coming months.
This phone is… late, to say the least. We used to see Huawei P-series phones at the beginning of each year and Mate at the end, but after the 40-series in 2020, the Huawei P50 only went on sale in January 2022, and the Mate 50 was rumored to be canceled.
Now we don’t know exactly what will appear, aside from the Mate 50, as while we will likely see a standard and Pro device, some leaks think budget and super premium versions could also appear.
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Huawei phones are known for being great camera phones, with the company frequently releasing innovative new features to give them the edge over rivals like Samsung, Google and, most relevant to this article, Apple.
In particular, we are likely to see Mate 50 phones with a much better main camera than the iPhone 14, as Huawei has already used RYYB sensors which, to cut tech jargon very short, are better at capturing more light and color than RGB. that most phones have.
On top of that, we’ll likely see better zoom shots too – no iPhone has had optical zoom above 3x, while the Mate 40 Pro has had 5x and other phones of the brand have hit 10x.
Admittedly, we’re speculating about two unreleased phones, so we can’t say for sure whether the Huawei Mate 50 or iPhone 14 will be better for photography (or in general). We’ll test both when we can, but we hope they both make it to our best phones list.