Huawei had certain trouble last year with the many postponements suffered by its Huawei P50 series. However, the company managed to launch the Huawei P50 across international markets. There are certain shortcomings on Huawei flagships due to the multiple rounds of sanctions. For example, the company is unable to ship its devices with 5G support. Despite this, the company keeps trying its best to reconquer the global customers. Today, the brand has officially started the global rollout for the Huawei P50 Pro and Huawei P50 Pocket. The former is the missing device in the duo, while the Huawei P50 Pocket is the company’s new take in the foldable segment.
The first phase of the P50 Pro and P50 Pocket’s global rollout will hit some markets across the Asia Pacific, The Middle East and Africa, Europe, and South America. We are curious to see how these smartphones will perform on global markets, especially due to the lack of 5G connectivity. While the performance and camera will be good, some users may prefer to get a 5G handset to stay future-proof. Moreover, the lack of Google Play Services is always a problem for global customers.
The Huawei P50 Pocket arrives as the company’s new take in the foldable segment. Unlike previous Mate X series smartphones, the company goes for a clamshell-like design with this one. It boasts Huawei’s Multi-Dimensional Hinger that has no visible gap when closed. There is an external screen with 1-inch allowing you to interact with notifications, controls, and the cameras. The handset has a triple-camera setup on the Huawei P50 Pocket that consists of a 40 MP main camera, a 13 MP ultrawide, and a 32 MP Spectrum camera for boosting color rendering.
The inner display has a 6.9-inch diagonal and it’s a 120 Hz OLED screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio with 2,790 x 1,188 pixels resolution. The panel boasts a 10.7 MP selfie camera, and there is a 300 Hz touch sampling rate. In terms of software, the device runs EMUI 12 rather than HarmonyOS. Under the hood, we have the Snapdragon 888 SoC, but in its 4G flavor. The device is paired with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Storage. It draws powers from a 4,000 mAh battery with a 40W SuperCharge. The standard variants come in Black or White and cost €1,299
There is also a Premium Edition that features the style of designer Iris van Herpen. This one has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of Storage in Premium Gold colorway that costs €1,599.
The Huawei P50 Pro was launched the last summer with a 6.6-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. The panel also has a 13 MP selfie snapper that sits inside a punch-hole cutout. In terms of cameras, the device comes from the Leica-branded setup. It boasts a 50 MP main camera, a 40 MP monochrome snapper, a 13 MP ultrawide camera, and a 64 MP periscope telephoto camera. That’s an impressive setup.
Under the hood, the handset brings the same Snapdragon 888 4G SoC with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage. The handset draws its powers from a 4,360 mAh battery with Huawei’s 66W SuperCharge via wired connection and Huawei’s 50W wireless SuperCharge.
The handset arrives in Gold Black and Cocoa Gold colorways and costs €1,199.