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Huawei Mate 50 Pro and MatePad SE come to Singapore

By Liu Hongzuo - on 9 Nov 2022, 12:13pm

Huawei Mate 50 Pro and MatePad SE come to Singapore

This article was first published on 9 November 2022.

10 November 2022 update: Huawei Singapore said that our local Mate 50 Pro units will not come with Kunlun Glass like other territories' variants; it will instead use "normal glass". We've reflected the new information below.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro.

Huawei today (9 November 2022) announced the Singapore availability of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro and MatePad SE.

We’ve covered the Mate 50 series during its September global debut, but here’s the quick down-low on what to expect from Huawei’s latest handset. 


Huawei Mate 50 Pro

The Huawei device packs altered components to adhere with U.S. sanctions. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with 4G connectivity. Instead of Corning’s glass type, it uses Kunlun Glass "normal glass" (at least, for Singapore variants) for its 6.74-inch OLED panel.

Its brand-new EMUI 13 OS skin is based on an unknown, forked Android version. Like its predecessor, it relies on Huawei Mobile Services and AppGallery for functionality and apps, while it lacks Google Mobile Services or Google’s Play Store out of the box.

Sanctions aside, Huawei Mate 50 Pro still touts cutting-edge imaging chops with its triple rear camera combo. It’s led by a 50MP “Ultra Aperture XMAGE” camera that offers an auto-adjusting physical aperture starting at f/1.4, and features like OIS, RYYB sensor and three XMAGE shooting styles (Original, Vivid, Bright).

Other accompanying cameras are a 13MP ultra-wide-angle and 64MP telephoto that offers 200x zoom range.

As a flagship-tier device, it has IP68-rated waterproofing, a 120Hz refresh rate OLED display with 1,440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming and 300Hz touch sampling rate, a 4,700mAh battery with 66W Huawei SuperCharge and 50W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge, and two physical SIM card slots.


Pricing and availability

In Singapore, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro retails at S$1,548 (8GB RAM +256 GB storage, in Silver and Black), with retail beginning on 26 November 2022 onwards. It can be found at Huawei Experience Stores, its official Shopee and Lazada online platforms, and selected Authorised Store partners (NEX and Sim Lim Square, M1, StarHub, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, MetaPod, SprintCass).

You can register your interest in the Huawei Mate 50 Pro from between 12 to 25 November and receive free gifts (per table below, while stocks last, T&Cs apply). Folks who would like to try the demo units can do so from 19 November onwards at Huawei’s 313@Somerset and Westgate official store outlets.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro's free gift table
  Retail Venue Type of Free Gift (worth up to S$546 per Huawei's claim)
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (RRP S$1,548) Huawei Experience Stores at 313@Somerset or Westgate

Limited to 19-25 Nov registration of interest buyers:

Redemption voucher for Huawei Watch 3 Active and In-Car Wireless Charger

1x Huawei Umbrella

  M1 and StarHub  

From 26 Nov onwards:

Huawei Watch 3 Active

  Lazada, Shopee, and all Huawei Experience and Authorised Stores (including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, MetaPod, and SprintCass)

From 26 Nov:

In-Car Wireless Charger

Huawei FreeLace


Huawei MatePad SE

Huawei MatePad SE.

Also coming to Singapore is Huawei’s entertainment-focused tablet, the Huawei MatePad SE.

The tablet has a 10.4-inch LCD panel rated at FHD+ resolution (2,000 x 1,200 pixels) with an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio on the front. The display is further rated with TÜV Rheinland’s Low Blue Light and Flicker-free certifications.

Built into the tablet are two speakers with human voice algorithms that enhance speech in your entertainment content. 

MatePad SE runs on HarmonyOS 3, and like other mobile products by Huawei, uses AppGallery for its app library and app store. Additional features suited for tablet use include Multi-Window, Service Widgets, and an improved App Multiplier that supports four apps (instead of the old two-app configuration). 

Powering it all is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, and a 5,100mAh battery with 10W charging. The tablet is Wi-Fi only with support for Bluetooth 5.0.

Huawei MatePad SE retails at S$298 (4GB RAM, 128GB storage) from 26 November 2022 onwards. Between 26 November and 31 December 2022, buyers of the MatePad SE at Huawei Experience Stores, Authorised Stores, participating retailers, as well as the official  Lazada and Shopee platforms can get a free, unspecified Bluetooth Speaker while stocks last. 

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