He who warns is not a traitor. Huawei declared its intentions with the Huawei P50 Pocket a few days ago and they have just presented it. This is the company’s first compact foldable, a little brother of the Huawei Mate X and Mate XS.
In this case, the concept is similar to that seen in Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3: a “clamshell” mobile intended for vertical use, with the particularity that it reduces its size by half when folded.
Huawei P50 Pocket technical specifications
|Huawei P50 Pocket|
|Inner Screen||6.9-inch folding OLED|
Ratio 21: 9
FullHD + at 2,790 x 1,188 pixels
refreshment 300Hz touch refresh
|Exterior Screen||1.04 inch OLED|
340 x 340-pixel resolution
refresh 120Hz touch refresh
|Processor||Snapdragon 888 4G and 2.84 GHz|
Adreno 660 GPU
|Versions||8GB / 256GB|
12GB / 512GB
Tray for NMCard up to 256GB
LPDDR5 / UFS 3.1
|Rear Cameras||Main: 40 megapixels f / 1.8 PDAF|
Angular: 13 megapixels f / 2.2
Hyperspectral: 32 megapixels f / 1.8
|Front Camera||10.7 megapixels f / 2.2|
40W fast charge
Bluetooth 5.2 LE
USB type C 2.0
|Dimensions and Weight||Unfolded: 170 x 75.5 x 7.2 millimeters|
Folded: 87.3 x 75.5 x 15.2 millimeters
190 grams of weight
|Others||Side fingerprint reader|
|Price||From 8,988 yuan|
Huawei wants to go for the Galaxy Z Flip
After presenting the Huawei Mate X, designed to be used in “tablet” format when unfolded, the Chinese company has made official the Huawei P50 Pocket, a new model more similar to a traditional phone, and in the purest Galaxy Z Flip style.
The biggest feature of the phone is its secondary circular screen, where we can see notifications, use it as a mirror for selfies and consult basic information about the device. Regarding the main screen, it is 6.9 inches (21:9), with Full HD+ resolution and AMOLED technology with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
The device’s hardware is in line with what we’ve seen in 2021 in high-end competitors, with a Snapdragon 888. The problem here is that it doesn’t have 5G connectivity, due to Huawei’s veto. It comes loaded with 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. However, it can go up to 12 + 512GB, the most ambitious configuration.
The battery is 4,000mAh, a good size for a folding mobile, and well above (at least in capacity) that is mounted by the Galaxy Z Flip 3, its main competitor. The fast charge is 40W, so in just one hour the phone will be charged.
In terms of photography, it has a triple camera: 40 megapixels on the main sensor, 13 on the ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a third 32-megapixel lens that helps capture greater detail. The operating system is HarmonyOS with Huawei’s store, App Gallery. No trace of Google services here, being a recent device from the company.
Pricing and Availability of the Huawei P50 Pocket
The Huawei P50 Pocket will start from 8,988 yuan, in its base version of 8 + 256 GB. The more ambitious version, the premium edition of 12 + 512 GB, will cost 10,988 yuan. For the moment, there is no news of its possible arrival in Europe.