Huawei is no stranger to the world of foldable smartphones having announced some of the most promising models in the market including the revolutionary Huawei Mate X2 that was launched back in February last year.
Today, besides launching the long-awaited Huawei P50 Pro, Huawei Singapore had also unveiled the company’s first-ever clamshell-style foldable phone known as the Huawei P50 Pocket which will take aim at one of Samsung’s most recent offering – Galaxy Z Flip3.
In the Chinese market, the Huawei P50 Pocket comes in either Black or white colors for the standard edition models. However, Huawei Singapore only launches the premium edition model which features a luxurious golden-colored finish with 3D micro-sculpture design made in conjunction with renowned Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen.
The Huawei P50 Pocket, like any other P50 series smartphones, also adopted a dual-ring design for it’s rear camera system. What’s interesting in this case is that the lower ring had been repurposed into a 1” circular display that gives user quick access to notifications or various widgets.
Unfolding the device will reveal a 6.9” OLED display with a 21:9 tall aspect ratio that offers a more user-friendly smartphone experience. This is a high-end display that features a sharp 2790 x 1188 pixels, HDR10 support, as well as a buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
Although the Huawei P50 Pocket isn’t exactly a photography-centric smartphone, but it still comes with an impressive camera system lead by a 40 megapixels main camera, 13 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as a 32 megapixels ultra spectrum camera which is said to improve color rendering.
Just like the Huawei P50 Pro (Global), the P50 Pocket is also powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888 chipset which will be aided by up to 12GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage in the memory side of things.
To keep it’s lights on, the device is backed by a respectable 4,000mAh battery with 40W wired charging support which is pretty fast for a foldable phone. Software-wise, it’ll be shipped with the company’s in-house EMUI 12 right off the box.
At the moment, the company has yet to announce the official launch price of the Huawei P50 Pocket in the local market, even though it’s availability in Singapore has been set on January 14th. For reference, the Huawei P50 Pocket is priced at 10,988 Yuan (US$1,725) for it’s 12GB+512GB trim in the Chinese market.