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HUAWEI P50 Pro & HUAWEI P50 Pocket — here’s all you need to know!
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HUAWEI P50 Pro & HUAWEI P50 Pocket — here’s all you need to know!

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 12, 2022
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HUAWEI has just announced the HUAWEI P50 Pro and HUAWEI P50 Pocket in Malaysia. Promising the best camera experience in both a standard smartphone form factor and a foldable, the latest HUAWEI flagships also come with the performant Snapdragon 888 4G chipset under the hood. Aside from that, the duo are about as different as smartphones can get.

HUAWEI P50 Pro — entering the Matrix

HUAWEI P50 Pro camera

HUAWEI’s focus with the HUAWEI P-series is always the camera, and it’s no different this time around. The HUAWEI P50 Pro debuts the Dual-Matrix Camera that harnesses the capabilities of its multiple cameras, HUAWEI XD Optics, XD Fusion Pro Image Engine and more to deliver true-to-life images with exceptional clarity and high dynamic range.

HUAWEI P50 Pro camera XD Fusion Pro XD Optics True Chroma Image Engine

On the hardware end, you get a 50MP True-Chroma main camera, touting a wide f/1.8 aperture and OIS. Supporting it are the 13MP ultra-wide camera that also captures macro shots, a secondary 40MP monochrome True-Chroma camera and a 64MP f/3.5 3.5X telephoto camera, that’s also features OIS.

Combined with the HUAWEI XD Optics that uses computational photography to overcome the limitations of the tiny optics and reproduce finer details, XD Fusion Pro that uses multiple exposures to improve detail, color and dynamic range, as well as the True-Chroma Image Engine, that enables excellent color accuracy in the shots.

HUAWEI P50 Pro screen

Ensuring that you can actually enjoy all the detail and color accuracy of your photos is its True-Chroma display that’s calibrated to show you the full P3 color gamut, with 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors. Aside from promising stunning colors, the 6.6″ panel is curved for a more comfortable grip, and also boasts of a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz sampling rate to give you a responsive user experience.

HUAWEI P50 Pro Specs and Price in Malaysia

CPU Snapdragon 8885nm FinFET
1 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80 GHz
GPU Adreno 660
Memory 8GB
Storage 256GB
Display 6.6″ FHD+ (2700 x 1228) OLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
Audio Dual speakers
Camera 50MP f/1.8 True-Chroma Camera, PDAF, OIS
64MP f/3.5 3.5X periscope telephoto, PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, macro AF
40MP f/1.6 True-Chroma Camera, monochrome
AI Cinemagraph, Story Creator, Audio Zoom, High-res, Time-Lapse, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, Aperture, Dual-View Video, Night, Macro, Portrait, Pro, Slow-Mo, Panorama, Monochrome, Light painting,  Filter, Stickers, Documents, Master AI, Moving Picture, Snapshot, 4D Predictive Focus,  Capture Smiles, Audio Control, Timer, Burst Shooting
Selfie camera 13MP f/2.4 selfie camera
Slow-Motion Selfie, Intelligent Field Of View, Smart eye-tracking, Portrait, Panorama, AR Lens, Time-Lapse, Moving Picture, Filter, Stickers, Capture Smiles, Mirror Reflection, Audio Control, Timer
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type-C 3.1
Software EMUI 12
Battery 4360mAh
66W fast charging
50W wireless charging (charger not included)
Dimensions 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 195g
Ingress protection IP68
Price RM4199

HUAWEI P50 Pro preorder freebies

The HUAWEI P50 Pro is available in two colors, Golden Black and Cocoa Gold. As part of their pre-order promotion that starts from 12th January, HUAWEI will also be throwing in RM244 worth of freebies from HUAWEI Mobile Services, up to RM600 worth of gifts, as well as a free HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro, worth RM1199.

HUAWEI P50 Pocket — designed to impress

HUAWEI P50 Pocket Premium Edition

For the HUAWEI P50 Pocket, we see the distinctive HUAWEI P50 series double-ring design, although it doesn’t get two clusters of cameras. Instead, you have all the camera hardware in one, and the secondary Cover Screen in the other.

The primary camera of the HUAWEI P50 Pocket’s Ultra Spectrum Camera Matrix comprises of a 40MP True-Chroma camera, a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 32MP Ultra Spectrum Camera. Similar to the HUAWEI P50 Pro, the HUAWEI P50 Pocket touts the HUAWEI XD Optics and True-Chroma Image Engine to deliver sharper, more detailed shots with excellent color accuracy. New to the HUAWEI P50 Pocket is the Ultra Spectrum Fluorescence Photography, which can capture details that are invisible to the naked eye.

HUAWEI P50 Pocket flexible screen

Once you flip open the HUAWEI P50 Pocket, you will be feted by a large 6.9″ 120Hz OLED display which also features a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Right at the top of the display you have a 10.7MP selfie camera.

HUAWEI P50 Pocket Specs and Price in Malaysia

CPU Snapdragon 8885nm FinFET
1 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80 GHz
GPU Adreno 660
Memory Up to 8GB
Storage Up to 512GB
Display Cover Screen: 1.04″ 340 x 340 60Hz OLED display
Main Screen: 6.9″ FHD+ (2790 x 1180) 120Hz flexible OLED display, 10-bit color
Audio Dual speakers
Camera 40MP f/1.8 True-Chroma Camera
13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, macro AF
32MP f/1.8 Ultra Spectrum Camera
Fluorescence, Story Creator, Audio Zoom, High-res, Time-Lapse, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, Aperture, Dual-View Video, Night, Macro, Portrait, Pro, Slow-Mo, Panorama, Monochrome,Filter, Stickers, Documents, Master AI, Moving Picture, Ultra Snapshot, 4D Predictive Focus,  Capture Smiles, Audio Control, Timer, Burst Shooting, Snapshot
Selfie camera 10.7MP f/2.2 selfie camera
Slow-Motion, Intelligent Field of View, Portrait, Panorama, Time-Lapse, Moving Picture, Filter, Stickers, Capture Smiles, Mirror Reflection, Audio Control, Timer
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
USB 2.0, Type-C
Software EMUI 12
Battery 4000mAh
50W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Dimensions Folded: 87.3 x 75.5 x 15.2 mm
Unfolded: 170 x 75.5 x 7.2 mm
Weight 190g
Ingress protection N/A
Price 8GB+256GB: RM5999
12GB+512GB (Premium Edition): RM7299

HUAWEI P50 Pocket preorder freebies

The HUAWEI P50 Pocket will be available for pre-order in Malaysia starting 22nd January, with a slew of awesome freebies, including a HUAWEI WATCH 3 worth RM1699, RM434 worth of gifts from HUAWEI Mobile Services and RM600 worth of additional gifts.

Pokdepinion: Both the HUAWEI P50 Pro and P50 Pocket are quite surprisingly pricey for what they are offering…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.