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Huawei introduces the new foldable smartphone: Pocket S for just $829

P50 Pocket by Huawei was launched last year. P50 Pocket is a high-end foldable smartphone. Last year it served as a big competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G. but, as of this year, things have changed. Instead of introducing a successor to the P50 Pocket, Huawei has decided to come up with a different strategy. In order to compete with the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Huawei is planning to introduce its new flagship smartphone at much cheaper rates compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Huawei Pocket S is the new affordable foldable smartphone. It is available at a starting price of $829. Not only that it is less expensive as compared to Galaxy Z Flip 4 but it is among the most affordable foldable smartphone in the market.

The new foldable smartphone by Huawei, Huawei Pocket S, has the following features:

  • a 6.9-inch OLED display on the inside [2,790 x 1,188 pixels resolution]
  • a 120Hz refresh rate
  • a 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • 1,440Hz PWM
  • outer screen [small one]: a 1.04-inch unit [340 x 340 pixels resolution]
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Harmony OS 3.0
  • a 40MP main sensor (RYYB color filter and F1.8 aperture)
  • a 13MP ultrawide camera
  • a 10.7MP sensor [rooted into the screen’s punch hole]
  • a 4,000mAh battery
  • 40W fast charging
  • laser AF on board [faster focusing]
  • an ultra-thin bendable graphite sheet inside the smartphone [to ensure improved cooling]

The always-on display on the outer screen is customizable. The sad news is that the Pocket S doesn’t support connectivity for 5G. it is due to the sanctions put on Huawei by the US. Although, it is a very bad factor when it comes to a smartphone available at just $829 in this era. Owing to the software, Huawei supports Harmony OS 3.0 as a replacement for Android. Thus, indicating that smartphones will initially be available in China. Further, it has pre-loaded apps for local customers.

Huawei says that there’s also an ultra-thin bendable graphite sheet inside the smartphone for improved cooling.

Compared to the elegant patterns and gradients of the Pocket P50, the Pocket S has a simple and plain design. Additionally, it is available in five distinct colors ranging from black, ice crystal blue, rose pink, gold yellow to mint green.