The Huawei Mate 50 series does not support 5G networks and only uses a 4G processor. However, the teardown reveals something interesting about this device. It reserves space for the 5G radio frequency chip on the motherboard. This suggests that the design of this smartphone obviously takes 5G into consideration. Teardown by “Bogota Review” reveals that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro’s components are pretty much the same as the Mate 40 Pro’s. On the top there is the camera and the SoC module. At the bottom, this device has a battery and a wireless charging coil. In addition, at the bottom there is also the input and output module.
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro motherboard uses a dual-layer design. AAll components and chips are covered with metal covers. The processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is also under these metal covers.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro has 5G RF chip space
With further teardown, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro has a place reserved for the 5G RF chip on the PCB. Interestingly, the filter capacitor resistors near the RF chip have not been removed. It shows that this mobile phone was designed with 5G in mind. Also, the “TD Bridge Edition” in the future could use this opening.
As we all know, Huawei is currently unable to get the 5G RF module. This module is very important for the 5G function of the smartphone. Even though the chipset supports 5G network, the phone cannot support 5G due to the lack of this component.
Huawei Mate 50/50 Pro comes with a 4G version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. This chip is specially designed for Huawei mobile phones. Although the phone does not support 5G, it does not affect its hot sales. On the first day of sale, the device sold out in seconds on major e-commerce platforms. Also, there were very long queues on offline platforms. It is worth mentioning that Huawei Mate 50 series mobile phones can also support 5G networks through the 5G communication shell.