Huawei P50 Pro finally has local pricing and availability date

Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone P50 Pro finally has a launch date and a price tag. It will be released on Jan 22 in Singapore at a price of S$1,548 (available in Lazada, Shopee and all Huawei authorised stories).

Huawei P50 Pro in black. (Photo: Huawei)

The information was revealed in a press event at National Gallery where Huawei showcased the P50 Pro and its latest foldable smartphone P50 Pocket. Both smartphones run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G chip and are powered by Huawei’s EMUI 12 operating system with its own AppGallery.

Huawei’s P series has been renowned for its cameras and the P50 Pro is no different. Its slender 8.5mm body houses a 6.6-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate. But yet, it houses a dual-matrix rear camera system consisting of a 50-megapixel (MP) primary wide-angle camera, a 40MP monochrome wide-angle camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 64MP telephoto camera with 3.5x optical zoom. You can read our preview of the P50 Pro here.

The dual-matrix camera system of P50 Pro, as coined by Huawei. (Photo: Huawei)

On the other hand, the P50 Pocket is a fashionista’s choice. Huawei collaborated with haute couture designer Iris van Herpen to create the P50 Pocket Premium Edition.

The Huawei P50 Pocket Premium Edition. (Photo: Huawei)

Using multi-dimensional hinge and its exclusive multi-dimensional lifting design, Huawei says the P50 Pocket is able to fold seamlessly, and unfold to produce a smooth 6.9-inch screen. In other words, it has no gaps usually found in other foldable smartphones when folded. And it does not have a visible crease when unfolded.

The use of materials such as Zirconium-based liquid metal and ultra-high-strength steel help to improve the reliability and durability of the folding mechanism, according to Huawei.

The P50 Pocket is said to features no crease on its foldable display. (Photo: Huawei)

Even when folded, a circular 1-inch Cover Screen delivers notifications for you to access information quickly. The P50 Pockets features a triple-camera system 40MP wide-angle camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 32MP ultra-spectrum (colour boosting) camera.

The P50 Pocket Premium Edition has a local launch date too. It will be available from Feb 14 only in Premium Gold model. The black and white models are not available in Singapore. However, P50 Pocket does not have a pricing yet. Huawei says pricing will be revealed closer to launch.

If you are interested to check out the P50 Pro or P50 Pocket, you can head down to the new Huawei Authorised Store (opens daily from 11am to 9pm) at 313@Somerset for a hands-on from tomorrow (Jan 14) onwards. You might want to know that anyone who purchase the P50 Pro or P50 Pocket will get the Huawei Watch 3 Active Edition (worth S$448) free, while stocks last.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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