Announcement. Huawei P50 Pocket is a clamshell flagship without 5G and with an incomprehensible camera. Almost perfect, insanely expensive

You know, I can easily and naturallyimagine that smartphones of the future will be just about the same as the Huawei P50 Pocket. Exquisitely slim, with a foldable flexible screen and a small sub-screen on the outside. Only here with the prices something needs to be done. What Huawei wants today is insane, in my opinion.

Appearance. Everything is clear to everyone here. Another mega-hinge that allows the screen to fold neatly in half ... When folded, the smartphone has a thickness of 15.2. Fine.

Two screens. Both are OLED.The one that is large and flexible has a 6.9 "diagonal and a resolution of 1188 × 2790 (439 ppi). The refresh rate is up to 120 Hz. How easy it is. count, the screen is very elongated. The aspect ratio is as much as 21: 9.

A small external screen is located under the islandcameras. It is suddenly round. The diagonal is small, only 1.04 ″, the resolution is 340 × 340. My calculator says it will be 462 dpi. Huawei claims to be smaller, only 328 points. Why such a big difference in calculations - I don't understand.

Apps can use an external display,to bring something of their own there, but how it will be implemented in practice - only the future will show. As Huawei shows in its video, in particular, the navigation program can display the distance to the nearest turn there. Obvious applications - there are no surprises here. Notifications, time, main camera selfies, etc.

Chipset - not expected - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. But, as is the case with other models of the P50 series, with a bit off support for 5G networks (see "sanctions").

Memory for the P50 series is not spared. 8 or 12 GB of RAM, 256 or 512 GB of storage. There is support for memory cards, but not traditional Micro-SD, but their own NM-Cards.

The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. By the standards of a clamshell with a flexible screen, that's a lot. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has a battery with a capacity of only 3300 mAh. Fast charging, 40W.

Cameras. Frontal with a resolution of 10.7 MP.Behind the trio is 40 + 13 + 32 MP. The first two cameras are traditional, main and wide-angle. What the third is is is not yet very clear. Huawei calls it "ultraspectral" in English. There, in the name of this camera, the hieroglyph 超 is used - it means “super-”, “super-“, “ultra-” ... Ie. it can be assumed that this camera operates in a wider spectral range than the main one. And its data is somehow used to correct the picture from the main camera.

What else is interesting. There is an NFC module. Fingerprint scanner on the side, combined with the power button. There is a barometer.

LTE. There is support not only for the "Chinese", but also for all major "international" bands, including the seventh and twentieth.

Operating system. On the Chinese site of Huawei, HarmonyOS 2 is listed. On the global - EMUI 12.

About sad things, about prices.

¥ 8988 (₽104,000, $ 1,410) and ¥ 10,988 (₽127,000, $ 1,720) for versions 8 + 256 and 12 + 512 GB. How much Huawei P50 Pocket will cost when - if suddenly Huawei decides to release it outside of China - it's scary to think.

Key features of Huawei P50 Pocket:

Screen OLED, 6.9 ″, 1188 × 2790, 439 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor sampling rate 300 Hz, 1B colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
Add. OLED screen, 1.04 ″, 340 × 340, 462 ppi, 60 Hz, sensor polling rate 120 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 888
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-X1), 3 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-A78), 4 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 660
Memory 8-12 GB RAM, 256-512 GB ROM, NM-Card up to 256 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,17-20,26,28,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Ion, 4000 mAh, fast charge 40.00 W
Dimensions 170 x 75.5 x 7.2 mm
Weight 190 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 40 MP, f / 1.8

- 13 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 120 °

- 32 MP, f / 1.8, "ultraspectral"
front camera: 10.7 MP, f / 2.2, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS HarmonyOS (2)
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), Hall, NFC
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov