Huawei P50 Pro, Pocket: Price, Specs, Features, Where to buy in the Philippines

The new Golden Standard

After more than a year since its last flagship series, Huawei is poised to compete in the highly-valued segment with the local launch of the Huawei P50 Pro and its first vertical foldable phone, the P50 Pocket.

The Huawei P50 Pro offers top-of-the-line features including four rear cameras that offer better telephoto photos compared to its predecessor, a 6.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate for smoother and more responsive navigation, and a 4360mAh battery with fast 66-watt charging and a whopping 50-watt wireless charging.

The HUAWEI P50 Pro’s Dual-Matrix Camera system delivers True to Life imagery with greater clarity and high dynamic supported by the all-new computational imaging solutions, HUAWEI XD Optics and XD Fusion Pro Image Engine. The camera has been engineered so all you have to do is line up your shot, whether it’s low-light, close-up, or zoom shots. Using the upgraded features enables the telephoto lens to capture photographs in detail, clarity, with better differentiation between far and close objects.

Huawei P50 Pro Philippines specs:

  • 6.6-inch OLED display, 2700 x 1228, 450PPI
    120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC
    Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB or 12GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    50MP f/1.8 main-colored
    40MP f/1.6 main-b&w
    13MP f/2.2 ultrawide
    64MP f/3.5 telephoto
  • 13MP f/2.4 front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual-SIM
  • WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • USB Type-C
  • IR blaster, IP68 rating
  • EMUI 12
  • 4,360mAh battery
    66W wired fast charging
    50W wireless fast charging
  • Colors: Gold, White, Black, Pink, Blue

HUAWEI XD Optics enables the smartphone to rectify optical errors and reproduce fine details. On the other hand, the XD Fusion Pro Image Engine significantly improves detail, color, and dynamic range while the True-Chroma Image Engine delivers the highest possible color accuracy, creating images that reflect what is seen by the human eye.

Thanks to its XD Fusion Pro solution, the HUAWEI P50 Pro delivers true-to-life imagery with extreme clarity and adaptability, supporting an unprecedented 200x zoom range. This allows you to take clear photos of objects at an unprecedented distance, simply zoom in on your subject and shoot a detailed image that you can keep forever. No longer will the images be blurry and pixelated, but with the HUAWEI P50 Pro, your zoomed-in photos will be sharp and detailed. It also supports 4K video recording across the full focal range and an all-new AIS Pro image stabilization solution.

The Huawei P50 Pocket, on the other hand, is a stunning foldable device that offers a customizable second screen at the camera area when folded. Available in two colors, this device reveals a 6.9-inch OLED display when unfolded, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 88 chip, and a triple-rear camera setup at the back.

The HUAWEI P50 Pocket represents the fourth major breakthrough in hinge design in the development history of Huawei’s foldable phones. The HUAWEI P50 Pocket adopts a more precise and refined water drop-shaped design and features the All-New Multi-Dimensional Hinge Design that is unique to the industry. The All-New Multi-Dimensional Hinge Design has the advantages of large bending radius, small stress on the screen, and solves the issue of a large gap in the folding area. This design creates a thinner phone with less convex on the back cover. Most importantly, such a design creates a seamless fit when the phone is folded and no visible crease when unfolded.

Huawei P50 Pocket Philippines 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)

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. 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.

The HUAWEI P50 Pocket introduces an all-new Sunscreen detection function, which supports the display of notifications, schedule, calendar, music, weather, and control of other features. And It also supports maximum privacy when the device is folded, automatically disabling its cameras, microphone, and location, and re-enables them upon unfolding.

The Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket will be available in these prices and launch offers, which you can get starting February 4th:

  • Huawei P50 Pro: the 8GB + 256GB variant will be available in the Philippines for PHP 52,999. Pre-order the device at any Huawei Store/Kiosk, Online stores (Web, Lazada, or Shopee), or any authorized dealer from February 4 to 10, 2022 and get a free Huawei FreeBuds Pro (worth PHP 7,999).

    New P50 Pro users will also enjoy 1 to 1 VIP Hotline, Free Pick Up and Delivery, Free repair under warranty, 1-time screen replacement with first 3-month of purchase, and an Extend 1 year warranty offer at 20% discount.
  • Huawei P50 Pocket: Both the Standard and Premium versions will be available in the Phillipines, and are priced at PHP 69,999 (Standard, 8GB +256GB) and PHP 86,999 (Premium, 12GB + 512GB). Pre-order from February 4 to 17, 2022 and get a free Huawei Watch 3 (worth PHP 18,999).

    New P50 Pocket users will also enjoy 1 to 1 VIP Hotline, Free Pick Up and Delivery, Free repair under warranty, Screen replacement offer at 20% discount, and an Extend 1 year warranty offer at 20% discount.
  • Additional Huawei in-phone freebies for both P50 Pro and Pocket users include 1-month HUAWEI Video plus VIP, 2 HUAWEI Video Movie Passes worth PHP 310, a 3-month HUAWEI Music Premium worth PHP 387, HUAWEI Books book credit worth PHP 50, a 3-month HUAWEI Themes redemption voucher worth PHP 150, and a 1-month HUAWEI Mobile Cloud 2TB storage worth PHP 499

In addition, Huawei will also offer a trade-in program, available from February 5 to March 30, which entitles a user to up to PHP 46,800 in discounts in exchange for trading a qualified Huawei or non-Huawei smartphone. This program will be available only at select Huawei stores nationwide.

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