Huawei P50 Pocket – an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

Deepak Gupta June 20, 2022
Updated 2022/06/20 at 4:42 PM

Top smartphones can, on the one hand, be high-performance machines, but at more affordable prices, or machines that, combined with high performance, include details that make their price increase exponentially. Folding models, in general, belong to this last group and Huawei, which continues to play an important role in the smartphone universe, also has its proposals.

For a few days I had the opportunity to test the Huawei P50 Pocket and emerge once again in this world of luxury smartphones.

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Huawei P50 Pocket - The General Specifications

The Huawei P50 Pocket is a foldable smartphone, in a clamshell format, with a 6.9" OLED screen, with FullHD+ resolution. This foldable screen also offers a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz and 107 billion colors. a small 1.04" OLED circle of 340 x 340 pixels.

The processor it integrates is a Snapdragon 888 4G and it has to be contextualized that this model was already presented in December 2021, which justifies its use this model. The fact that it is 4G has long been justified by the restrictions imposed by the United States on the manufacturer.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

It brings 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage, the operating system is EMUI 12, developed by Huawei itself.

In terms of cameras, we have a main 40 MP True-Chroma (f/1.8 aperture), another 13 MP ultra wide-angle (f/2.2 aperture) and another 32 MP ultra spectrum. The selfie camera is 10.7 MP.

The built-in battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh with 40W fast charging. It integrates NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

The Huawei P50 Pocket weighs 190g and has a width of 75.5mm. Open measures 170mm high and 7.2mm deep, folded it measures 87.3mm and 15.2mm, respectively.

Construction and design of a foldable smartphone

In the domestic market, the version available is the golden Huawei P50 Pocket, a premium edition. This model has a design created in collaboration with couture stylist Iris Van Herpen, it features a surprising style of organic flow patterns in golden tones, bringing an element of movement.

It is a light and elegant device whose biggest highlight is undoubtedly the fact that it is foldable. In this case, according to the manufacturer, the Huawei P50 Pocket integrates a multidimensional hinge reinforced with innovative materials, which allows the smartphone to be folded in perfection and unfold it without any crease being seen.

The seamless transformation of a foldable smartphone into a high-end full-screen smartphone.

In fact, the hinge is an element that stands out in this model, as it allows for smooth opening and closing. Creases do not exist, at least during the testing time, but it is evident that the crease area is noticeable on the glass of the screen.

In the hinge area, when closed, the brand inscription stands out. On the left side there is only a card slot, at the bottom, the speakers, microphone and USB-C port and on the other side, the volume button and fingerprint sensor.

Then there is the camera module with the three sensors and the LED flash and the second auxiliary screen at the rear.

the screens

The Huawei P50 Pocket comes equipped with two screens, the 6.9" display being foldable, with OLED technology and FullHD+ resolution. This screen offers a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz and 107 billion colors.

The outer display is a small 1.04" OLED circle of 340 x 340 pixels, tactile.

From the main screen, it is worth highlighting your quality, even though it is foldable. It's not a screen that gets a lot of fingerprints, like others we've tested, it has a good finish that doesn't resemble plastic films, in addition to the resolution, definition and the color balance itself.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

As already mentioned, the screen does not have creases in the fold, but it is not an area that goes unnoticed. The usage time was also not enough to understand when it could evolve into a really sharp area.

The small 1.04" OLED screen, 340 x 340 pixels, will host information and quick actions such as notifications, answering calls, taking selfies, controlling multimedia, among other options.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

Exclusive performance and features

The performance of a smartphone with 12 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC no longer matches the best the market has to offer, but it is still quite competent, no problems to highlight.

It comes with EMUI 12, already described here on Pplware. On these issues of user interfaces, opinions are divided, but in my case, which I use daily, I find it quite intuitive, fluid and its features are useful. Even the animations turn out to be interesting.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

One of the unique details of this luxury device is the inclusion of a sensor that helps to identify if the user's skin is properly protected with sunscreen, and all this can be accessed through the external screen.

The smartphone also has a Super Privacy mode that allows you to turn off the microphone, camera or GPS when the Huawei P50 Pocket is folded. In addition, it has facial recognition and fingerprint unlocking.

the cameras

In terms of cameras, we have a main 40 MP True-Chroma (f/1.8 aperture), another 13 MP ultra wide-angle (f/2.2 aperture) and another 32 MP ultra spectrum. The selfie camera is 10.7 MP.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

Ultra Spectrum imaging technology integrates Huawei XD Optics and the True-Chroma imaging engine to improve clarity and light visibility to bring out natural details and vivid colors, resulting in an incredible, realistic photo.

In addition to all the shooting options and incredible results even in the darkest environments, for example, the capture of photos with Fluorescence with the Ultra Spectrum camera stands out.

Here are other examples:

An immersion in the world of foldable luxury smartphones

O Huawei P50 Pocket it is a smartphone available for €1499.90, so, given its specificities, it can be considered a luxury smartphone.

Its exclusive design, unique features and the fact that it is foldable justify the high price.

Huawei P50 Pocket - an immersion in the world of luxury foldable smartphones

The usefulness of a foldable smartphone is still questionable. In fact it's a In fact it's a exclusive piece and that makes the user can have something really different and that makes the user can have something really different.

However, in terms of features dedicated to the folding screen, Huawei, like other manufacturers, still has ample scope to act, so that utility really joins the exclusivity factor.

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