Huawei P50 Pocket now on sale

Unfolding the future

The first flip phone from Huawei is now on sale! The Huawei P50 Pocket was designed in collaboration with world-renowned haute couture designer, Iris Van Herpen. It adapts a Multi-Dimensional Linkage Lifting Design hinge technology that minimizes the width of the hinge by making the most of its thickness, allowing for gapless folding on a thinner phone that forms a water-drop-shaped design when folded.

The Huawei P50 Pocket packs a 40MP True-Chroma Camera, a 13 MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera with a 120-degree wide field of view, and a 32 MP Ultra Spectrum Camera. In addition, it features rear camera portrait selfie algorithms and uses the big camera sensor to boost low light performance, allowing for more atmospheric selfies with great detail, even in backlit or low-light environments.

While inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC, 256GB/512GB internal storage that is coupled by either 8GB/12GB RAM, and a huge 4000mAh battery that supports 40W fast charging and 5W reverse wired charging (no wireless charging, unfortunately).

Huawei P50 Pocket specs:

  • Main screen: 6.9-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2790 x 1188 px, 442 PPI
    1.07 billion colors, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate
    1,440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming
  • Cover screen: 1.04-inch OLED display, 340 x 340 px, 328 PPI,
    16.7 million colors, 60Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC
    Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB storage(Standard)
    12GB RAM + 512GB storage (Premium Edition)
  • Triple rear cameras:
    40MP f/1.8 True-Chroma main
    13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
    32MP Ff/1.8 Ultra Spectrum
  • 10.7MP f/2.2 front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual-SIM
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.2 NFC,
  • GPS (dual-band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS (tri-band), GALILEO (dual-band), QZSS (dual-band), QZSS (dual-band), NavIC
  • USB-C 2.0
    with DP1.2 support
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • EMUI 12
  • 4,000mAh battery
    40W fast charging
    5W reverse wired charging
  • Colors: White (Standard), Premium Gold (Premium Edition)

EMUI 12 and Huawei AppGallery

Thanks to Huawei’s EMUI 12, users can set up multi-device collaboration with other devices, such as the Huawei Vision, FreeBuds, MatePad and MateBook. The P50 Pocket can also function as a wirelessly connected external storage and transfer MeeTime calls from other Huawei gadgets.

While Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s in-house app store, houses several apps from food delivery, mobile banking, cashless payment, entertainment, travel, and books to games available for Huawei users.

Cashless Payments:

  • PayMaya
  • GrabPay (via Grab app)
  • ShopeePay (via Shopee)
  • GCash

Online Shopping and Grocery:

  • Lazada
  • Shopee
  • WalterMart Delivery
  • MetroDeal: Shopping Discounts
  • Watsons
  • Carousell

Pricing, Availability, Where to Buy

The Huawei P50 Pocket is available in two variants, the premium edition in Gold retails at PHP 89,999 while the white edition is at PHP 69,999. Both are can be purchased via the Huawei Online StoreLazada, and Shopee.

Huawei is also giving limited-supply vouchers on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as Worry-free Services.

HUAWEI app vouchers:

  • 1-month HUAWEI Video plus VIP and 2 HUAWEI Video Movie Pass worth PHP 310
  • 3-month HUAWEI Music Premium worth PHP 387
  • HUAWEI Books book credit worth PHP 50
  • 3-month HUAWEI Themes redemption voucher worth PHP 150
  • 1-month HUAWEI Mobile Cloud 2TB storage worth PHP 499

HUAWEI P50 Pocket Worry-Free Service:

  • 1 to 1 VIP Hotline
  • Free Pick Up and Delivery
  • Free repair under warranty
  • 1-time screen replacement with first 3-month of purchase
  • Extend 1 year warranty at 20% discount
Nathaniel is a part-time contributor and writes for WalasTech in his free time from work. He is a tech-savvy person, a morning radio program listener, a podcast host and producer, as well as a heavy social media user.