Huawei held an event in China today, where its latest foldable was unveiled. Meet the Huawei Pocket S – a cheap foldable that inherits the P50 Pocket’s footprint but comes with reduced cameras and chipset.
The internal screen is a 6.9-inch OLED with a resolution of 2790 x 1188 pixels. It supports 120Hz refresh rate and 1440Hz PWM as well as 300Hz touch sample rate. The chipset is a Snapdragon 778G with limited LTE connectivity.
Huawei Pocket S (Photo Source: Weibo)
The selfie camera is tucked into the punch hole and has the same 10.7MP sensor as the P50 Pocket. The circular display on the cover, below the cameras, is a 1.04-inch OLED with a resolution of 340 x 340.
The cover hosts a 40MP shooter with RYYB sensor and f/1.8 lens, assisted by a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The 32MP sensor from the P50 Pocket has been replaced with a laser AF sensor.
The user interface is HarmonyOS 3.0, which is not surprising since the phone will be sold initially in China. It comes with many pre-installed apps for the local audience, and offers customization for cover screen AOD capabilities.
Huawei Pocket S (Source: Weibo)
The Huawei Pocket S has an ultra-thin bendable graphite sheet to improve cooling capabilities. There is a 4,000 mAh battery with 40W fast charging. The company promises that the Wing’s wing mechanism will be tested open and closed 400,000 times to ensure durability.
The Huawei Pocket S comes in five colors, all of which are transparent, unlike the P50 Pocket, which has beautiful bows and patterns. Users can purchase the foldable in Mint Green, Gold Yellow, Rose Pink, Ice Crystal Blue and Black.
Prices start at CNY5,988 ($820/€830) for the 128GB storage variant and CNY6,488 ($890/€900) for the 256GB version. These two will go on sale on November 10, while the third version with 512 GB of storage will arrive in December for CNY7,488 ($1,028/€1,040).
Source (in Chinese)