Earlier this week, Huawei announced that it would be unveiling a pocketable clamshell device called the Huawei P50 Pocket. I think we’re going to see not just one, but two foldable devices from Chinese companies by the end of the year. Today we’re getting some more photos of the P50 Pocket from Harper’s Bazaar, an internationally acclaimed fashion magazine.
Harper’s Bazaar posted several images of the upcoming HUAWEI P50 Pocket on its Weibo page, showing off the device from different angles and giving us a glimpse of what we can expect on December 23, when the device launches.
The device is held by Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong. We can see from the image that it will indeed be a clamshell device with a small circular camera layout and will have a small display on the external panel that displays the time, and possibly notifications and other important information at a glance. It can also be used to take selfies with the rear camera, as seen in another photo.
In addition to being able to stand on its own at various angles, the Huawei P50 Pocket reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, which can also do other tasks and has different features depending on the angle it is displayed at.
HUAWEI will likely want a piece of Samsung’s foldable market with the new foldable devices. In the same vein as the Z Flip 3, a major marketing point of the Z Flip 3 is the form factor and ease of use when out and about, since it can easily fit everywhere. This is a point that is clearly demonstrated in the images.
There is no information about the specifications. Some suspect the device will be equipped with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, without a 5G modem, which is how the Huawei P50 Series lacks that functionality for a variety of reasons.