- Huawei P50 Pocket has debuted in China
- It is Huawei’s clamshell phone featuring a foldable screen
- It is 4G LTE device powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC
Huawei P50 Pocket has been launched in China. It is the company’s first clamshell handset with a foldable screen. When closed, the P50 Pocket appears like a small makeup box. The smartphone sports a custom-made 3D structured glass back, which gives it a premium look. The device weighs 190 grams and measures 15.2mm in thickness in the folded state. When unfolded, it measures 7.2mm in thickness.
The first round-shaped module available on the backside of the P50 Pocket houses a 40-megapixel triple camera unit with LED flash. The other circular ring below houses a cover display that can show time, date, and notifications. It can be also used as a viewfinder for capturing selfies. The P50 Pocket is a 4G LTE device driven by the Snapdragon 888 4G chipset.
Huawei P50 Pocket specifications and features
Opening the Huawei P50 Pocket reveals its massive 6.9-inch foldable OLED screen that offers a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 2,790 x 1,188 pixels resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. There is a punch-hole cutout at the top-centre position, which houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
Moving to the back, the P50 Pocket features a 40-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 32-megapixel ultra-spectrum camera. The 1-inch cover display present below it can be customised by using third-party widgets like maps, music player, and so on.
The Huawei P50 Pocket is driven by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform and up to 12GB of RAM. The device ships with up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is backed by a 4,100mAh battery that supports 40W wired charging. The device lacks support for wireless charging. Lastly, it runs on HarmonyOS.
Huawei P50 Pocket pricing and availability
The Huawei P50 Pocket’s variant that offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at RMB 8,988 (~Rs 1,05,150). It comes in white and black colours. There is a gold-coloured special premium edition, which is priced at RMB 10,898 (~Rs 1,28,800). It comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The sales of the P50 Pocket have started in China from today. However, there is no information on whether it will be made available in markets outside China.