Samsung’s early foldable efforts were greeted by a lukewarm reception. There were issues with the durability of the phone, it was expensive, and there were a host of other issues, but that was to be expected. It was new tech after all, but with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, it looked like Samsung finally turned things around.
So much so that it has garnered enough attention where the competition, like Huawei, have decided to hop on board the bandwagon as well. The company has recently taken the wraps off their latest smartphone called the Huawei P50 Pocket, which features a design very reminiscent of the Galaxy Z Flip series.
The phone itself unfolds to unveil a 6.9-inch 120Hz OLED display with a 2790×1188 resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is an odd choice given that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be debuting next year, and will also feature 8-12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Similar to the Galaxy Z Flip, Huawei has opted to give the outer portion of the phone its own display, which in the P50 Pocket’s case comes in the form of a circular cutout, kind of like Huawei’s smartwatches. The phone is also expected to feature three cameras – a 40MP main shooter, a 13MP ultrawide, and a 32MP ultra spectrum camera.
It will be priced starting at around $1,410 and will be initially sold in China, but there are plans to eventually bring it to international markets.