Huawei has just announced a bunch of new products in its launch event earlier today on the 23rd of December 2021. The highlight of this press conference was the new P50 Pocket flip phone, which is Huawei’s latest foldable smartphone that comes with a number of interesting attributes.
Let us start with the Design and display, with the Huawei P50 Pocket, the Chinese brand has placed an emphasis on premium design and build quality. It comes in a White and Premium Gold variant in the overseas market with the former featuring a diamond-like aesthetic while the Gold variant has especially been made by a prominent haute couture designer, Itis Van Herpen.
Both the variants feature an advanced 3D micro sculpted design on the back, which also houses a circular camera module and the round Cover Screen that can display notifications and other crucial information from a variety of supported apps.
Coming to the front, the Huawei P50 Pocket features a 6.9″ OLED display that has a 21:9 aspect ratio, 442ppi pixel density, supports 1.07 billion colors, and P3 wide color gamut.
The display even offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a 300Hz touch sampling rate as well. A notable aspect of the entire design is its Multi-Dimensional Hinge which has an even shorter radius than its predecessors.
The company’s R&D team spent a lot of years developing this key part of the phone, through which it offers a clamshell-like inward folding design.
When talking about foldable, the display and its related aspects usually take center stage while the camera more or less feels like an afterthought.
However, Huawei sought to change this with the P50 Pocket that delivers quite a unique photography experience. It houses a 40MP True Chroma camera, alongside a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 32MP Ultra Spectrum camera that is paired with a 10 channel Multi-Spectrum sensor and an Ultra Spectrum Illuminator.
While the primary and wide-angle lens is nothing out of the ordinary, the tertiary sensor is what adds that innovative punch.
The company’s latest breakthrough in camera technology is the Ultra Spectrum camera and the related sensors that allow it to offer better image reproduction and capture minute details that assist in producing clearer images even in the dark.
Although, its key function is the new Ultra Spectrum Fluorescence Photography mode that lets users capture content and details that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
In other words, it reveals a new world of patterns and colors that is otherwise unseen. This sensor can even be used practically to determine whether a user has properly applied sunscreen on their face to avoid sunburns.
The Huawei P50 Pocket features a 4,000mAh battery pack that supports 40W SuperCharge fast charging. It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chip.
Other features include up to 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage Wi-Fi 6, face unlock from the front and back camera, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.
The device is relatively light weighing in at just 190g and is 7.2m thick when unfolded, it measures 15.2mm while folded.
The Huawei P50 Pocket comes in Black, Diamond White, and Premium Gold colors. However, only the White and Gold colors will be available in overseas markets.
The pricing begins from Yuan 8988 or $1,410 (1,05,888 INR) for the 8GB+256GB model and it goes up to Yuan 10,988 ($1,725 or 1,29,546 INR) for the Premium Gold Edition that offers 12GB+512GB storage configuration. The sale begins later today itself.