The Huawei P50 Pro smartphone was released earlier this year, featuring an impressive array of cameras, a Snapdragon 888 chipset and the company’s HarmonyOS Android fork. Huawei released teaser images of a foldable version called the P50 Pocket this week, and a full announcement is expected on December 23. We won’t have to wait that long to see a full picture of the phone, though, thanks to a promotional photo shoot.
The Weibo account for Harper’s Bazaar (a fashion magazine) posted a photoshoot this Wednesday on its Weibo social media account (via PhoneArena), with Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong. The post appears to be a sponsored ad for Huawei, but it shows more of the phone than Huawei itself did in the teaser announcement.
While the original teaser images showed the corners of a white P50 Pocket, the version seen in the photoshoot has a gold finish. The images also show the rear camera array and exterior display, both of which are arranged in circles. There is also a photo of the outer screen used as a preview for the camera, similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Moto Razr.
Now we know what the Huawei P50 Pocket looks like, but the hardware is still a mystery. Display analyst Ross Young claims the foldable screen measures 6.85 inches diagonally, while the round outdoor display is 1 inch wide. The normal (non-foldable) Huawei P50 Pro has a 6.5-inch 90Hz OLED display, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8 GB RAM, 128 or 256 GB storage, four rear cameras, a 4,100 mAh battery, 66W fast wired charging and an IP68 rating .
Huawei is likely to announce all the details on December 23, 2021, according to the first teaser. The P50 Pocket will join the burgeoning club of foldable phones that includes the recently announced compact Oppo Find N, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip devices, the Motorola Razr, Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, and others. Honor is also reportedly working on its own foldable phone, following the split from Huawei earlier this year.