Huawei just unveiled the Huawei P50 Pocket, the Chinese company’s first-ever foldable flip phone to rival the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Compared to the latter, the P50 Pocket has a more unique circular cover screen, though it also has a higher asking price.
For the Chinese market, the P50 Pocket retails from 8,988 Chinese yuan for the 256GB variant with 8GB of RAM; that comes up to about RM5,930. The Premium Edition (512GB + 12GB) with a unique textured design, on the other hand, costs 10,988 yuan (around RM7,250).
For the sake of comparison, the Z Flip 3 starts at only RM3,999 for the Malaysian market.
Of course, the P50 Pocket does have a number of advantages over the Z Flip 3. When the device is folded, for example, there’s barely any gap, thanks to the “multi-dimensional” hinge design. According to Huawei, the display won’t have any noticeable crease either when it is unfolded.
Other specifications of the P50 Pocket include a 6.9-inch Full HD+ OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 1.04-inch 340 x 340 circular OLED cover screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chipset, a triple camera system (40MP primary + 13MP ultra-wide angle + 32MP “ultra spectrum”), a 10.7MP selfie camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.
At the moment, the Huawei P50 Pocket is only available in China; it remains to be seen if the foldable flip phone will be offered in other markets. If it does, expect Malaysia to be one of the first markets to get the P50 Pocket.