Huawei is back with its newest flip phone intended to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Flip series.
The Chinese smartphone company unveiled its new foldable, called the Huawei Pocket S in an array of colors on Wednesday. The new flip phone is a scaled down version of last year’s. It makes compromises on the chipset and camera to help it hit a starting price of just over $800 when converted from yuan (see below for a full breakdown of price conversions). starts at $1,000, by comparison, and the price remains more or less the same in mainland China.
The Huawei Pocket S has a clamshell design that folds down into a small square. It looks similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 but it has two large circles on the outside, one with a triple-camera unit and the other with an external display that shows the time and incoming notifications. That second display can also be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies, which means you won’t need to flip open the device to take a front-facing photo.
The Huawei Pocket S has a 6.9-inch foldable OLED interior display and a 1.04-inch secondary cover display on the back panel. The camera setup is led by a 40-megapixel main sensor that’s accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens. There’s also a 10.7-megapixel camera located front and center. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 778G, which means the device is limited to LTE connectivity.
The Huawei Pocket S will go on sale on Nov. 10 in mainland China. It starts at 5,988 yuan for the 128GB version (which converts to roughly $825, £735, AU$1,300) and maxes out at 6,488 yuan (or $895, £780, AU$1,380) for the 256GB variant.