Huawei has revealed its first-ever clamshell foldable smartphone, the Huawei P50 Pocket in China. Huawei has utilized its patented hinge mechanism in the P50 Pocket ensuring no evident gap when it closes. Though the design has been re-iterated from the earlier P50 line with a custom 3D-shaped glass design on top.
Huawei P50 Pocket flaunts a 6.9-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and 2790 x 1188 pixels resolution. The front also gets a punch-hole cutout towards the top giving room to an f/2.2 10.7MP selfie snapper.
When closed, the device has a tiny screen, 1-inch in size that serves a variety of service widgets, both for first and third-party applications such as music players, maps, and QR codes, not to mention time, date, and notifications as well. A use case can be using map navigation on the big screen while closing it to continue using it on the cover screen.
As for the optics, the smartphone carries a total of three main camera sensors including an f/1.8 40MP main unit with PDAF and Laser AF, an f/2.2 120-degree 13MP ultrawide unit, and an f/1.8 32MP ultra spectrum camera that is said to enhance color rendering.
Powering the P50 Pocket is a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset coupled with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Similarly, the handset runs on Harmony OS whilst leveraging a 4,000mAh battery with 40W wired charging support to keep its lights on. Coming to the dimensions, it measures 170 x 75.5 x 7.2 mm when unfolded and 87.3 x 75.5 x 15.2 mm when folded.
Shipped in White, Black, and premium edition Gold colors, the base variant of Huawei P50 Pocket is priced at CNY8,988 (NPR 1,70,000) for an 8GB/256GB memory configuration in China. Meanwhile, the Gold edition with 12GB/512GB memory config costs (NPR 2,07,999). With sales already kicked off in China yesterday, Huawei is yet to make an announcement regarding international availability. Though, it will definitely make it to the international market.