Huawei’s latest foldable is coming to the UK, but an exact date and price is still unconfirmed.
The folding clamshell has an impressive specification, which you can see below in the attached press release.
HUAWEI BRINGS FASHION INTO THE FOLD WITH HUAWEI P50 POCKET, THE PERFECT BLEND OF TECHNOLOGICAL AESTHETICS AND SMART PHOTOGRAPHY
London, UK – 26th January – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG), today announced its latest flagship foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI P50 Pocket. The latest device of the HUAWEI P Series DNA is designed to empower users to explore the intersection of technological aesthetics and smart photography.
Setting a new standard for smartphone industrial design, Huawei joined forces with prominent haute couture designer, Iris Van Herpen, in a cross-industry collaboration to create the HUAWEI P50 Pocket Premium Edition. The latest flagship smartphone takes HUAWEI Image™ to new heights with the improved HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine, which now supports Ultra Spectrum Image Technology. Meanwhile, the all-new hinge design enables the smartphone to fold seamlessly into a slim and pocketable form.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket features the new-generation Multi-Dimensional Hinge and Multi-Dimensional Lifting design, allowing the smartphone to achieve a seamless fold and slim form factor. The display, measuring 6.9 inches diagonally when unfolded, offers an immersive viewing experience with highly detailed and smooth visuals. Furthermore, being a 21:9 display, it has an incredibly wide perspective that is perfect for cinematic content. The smart Cover Screen delivers notifications and allows users to access certain services quickly and easily, without needing to unfold the device.
Richard Yu, Executive Director of Huawei, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, CEO of Huawei Intelligent Automotive Solution BU, said, “For the HUAWEI P Series, we have never stopped exploring the possibilities of technological aesthetics and smart photography. This time with the HUAWEI P50 Pocket, we’ve once again made a breakthrough in technological aesthetics and smartphone form factor. This is what allowed us to offer an improved folding design, as well as better photography and more exciting interaction experiences.”
The art of light and shadows, moulded into a foldable smartphone
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket comes in two colourways: White and Premium Gold. The White colourway emanates diamond-like brilliance, while the Premium Gold is an elevation of artistry.
Inspired by the brilliance of diamonds, the White colourway recreates the beauty of the gemstone with its ultra-thin glass back. The unique 3D micro-sculpture design resonates the interplay of light and shadows, bringing diamond-like brilliance and a sense of artistry to the back of the smartphone. The Premium Gold colourway, available on the HUAWEI P50 Pocket Premium Edition, is designed in collaboration with prominent haute couture designer, Iris Van Herpen, and is guided by the principle of “symbiosis”. The back of the device captures the shadows and texture of the earth, which are brought to life through the advanced 3D micro-sculpture design.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket also adopts the signature HUAWEI P50 Series double-ring design, with one ring housing the camera module and the other the smart Cover Screen. This forms a striking duo that is instantly recognisable.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket folds seamlessly into an ultra-slim, lightweight body that is a joy to hold. Unfolded, it offers a generous 6.9-inch, 21:9 display, which delivers an extraordinary experience when watching videos or movies. It also has a pixel density of 442ppi, and supports 1.07 billion colours and the P3 wide colour gamut – providing incredible colour authenticity and pristine picture quality. The display also supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, as well as 300Hz touch sampling rate. Furthermore, the 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming support ensures users’ eyes are always protected.
The culmination of years of R&D, the new-generation Multi-Dimensional Hinge is a total upgrade from its predecessor, featuring an even shorter radius. Combined with the exclusive Multi-Dimensional Lifting design, it allows the device to be even slimmer and produce a smoother screen when unfolded. Innovative materials, such as Zirconium-based liquid metal and 2,100MPa Ultra-high Strength Steel, are also used to build the hinge system, further improving the reliability of the folding mechanism.
Ultra-Spectrum Camera Matrix: A New Breakthrough for HUAWEI Image
The Ultra Spectrum Camera Matrix is the latest product of Huawei’s unrelenting pursuit for better camera technology. It comprises a 40MP True-Chroma Camera, a 13MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, a 32MP Ultra Spectrum Camera, a 10-Channel Multi-Spectrum Sensor and an Ultra Spectrum illuminator.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket features rear camera portrait selfie algorithms and uses the big camera sensor to boost low light performance, allowing the foldable smartphone to take full advantage of its form factor and empower users to take superior, more atmospheric selfies. Whether the user captures in a backlit or low light environment, the rear camera always produces portraits with detailed, natural looking skin.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket’s HUAWEI Ultra Spectrum Camera combines powerful hardware and software, as well as the tweaking of over 2,000 colours across the full P3 colour gamut, to let users accurately capture what they see. As part of the HUAWEI P50 Pocket’s HUAWEI Ultra Spectrum Camera, the Ultra-Wide Angle Lens has a 120-degree wide field of view, making it a great camera for capturing beautiful vistas, and delivers macro photography with impeccable clarity. Using the Ultra Spectrum Fluorescence Photography feature, the HUAWEI P50 Pocket can also capture content and details that are unseen by the human eye, enabling users to unveil patterns that were previously hidden in plain sight.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket introduces Sunscreen detection for the first time. Accessible via the Mirror app, this handy feature visualises the spread of sunscreen on skin to help users check for uncovered spots and avoid getting sunburnt.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket’s Cover Screen supports the display of notifications, schedule, calendar, music, weather, and control of other features. A range of vibrant themes are available, so users can customise their Cover Screen interaction experience. Content and services seamlessly flow between both screens and users can even access the camera from the Cover Screen. Petal Maps is also available, offering seamless navigation with over 260 million points of interest and more than 40 navigation broadcast languages integrated into the service.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket also supports Super Privacy mode. For maximum privacy when the device is folded, HUAWEI P50 Pocket automatically disables the cameras, microphone and location, and re-enables them upon unfolding. The HUAWEI P50 Pocket packs a 4,000 mAh battery and supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge for effortless, high-speed top-up.
The HUAWEI P50 Pocket is equipped with some of the most cutting-edge technologies to deliver great user experiences. The Snapdragon 888 4G mobile platform ensures flagship performance and fantastic versatility across various scenarios.
Access to a huge range of apps and services with AppGallery and Huawei Mobile Service
With AppGallery, HUAWEI P50 Pocket users can access their favourite apps and games in one place all whilst looking after their privacy with the smartphone’s four-layer detection mechanism. Simply head over to AppGallery to access a wide variety of global and local apps across 20 categories. Users can get even more from their devices with Huawei Mobile Services’ range of innovative services – from Petal Search – the AI-powered mobile search engine offering access to shopping, travel, news, images and more; to Petal Maps fantastic navigating capabilities, and a huge range of available Themes to download, it’s easy to personalise your P50 to suit your needs.
Pricing and Availability
The P50 Pro will launch in waves across global markets and UK availability will be announced in due course. Phase one of the international rollout will include key markets across Asia Pacific, The Middle East & Africa, Europe and Latin America
HUAWEI P50 Pocket Factsheet
|HUAWEI P50 Pocket|
|Dimensions (Height, width, depth)||Unfolded: 170mm (H) x 75.5mm (W) x 7.2mm (D)Folded: 15.2mm (D)|
|Weight||Approx. 190 grams (battery included)|
|Colour||White, Black, Premium Gold|
|Display||Type: OLED, up to 120Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high frame rate PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rateScreen size: 6.9 inchesResolution: 2700 x 1228 PixelsColour: 1.07 billion colours, P3 wide colour gamut|
|Processor||Snapdragon888 4GCPU: Octa-core, 1*Cortex-X1@2.84GHz + 3*Cortex-A78@2.42GHz + 4*Cortex-A55@1.8GHzGPU: Adreno 660AI: 6th Gen AI Engine|
|RAM + ROM||RAM + ROM8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM (White, Black)12 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM (Premium Gold)|
|Front camera||10.7 MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture)|
|Rear camera||40 MP True-Chroma Camera (f/1.8 aperture)13 MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture)32 MP Ultra Spectrum Camera (f/1.8 aperture)|
|Battery||4000 mAh (typical value)|
|Charging||Max 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge|