On November 2, 2022, Huawei launched the Pocket S flip-style foldable phone that you can call a more funky version of the P50 Pocket but at a cheaper price.
Talking about the specs, Huawei Pocket S has an attraction with color options including Obsidian Black, Frost Silver, Mint Green, Sakura Pink, Primrose Gold, and Ice Crystal Blue. These colors are mixed and blended with new design schemes that are different from the P50 Pocket.
In terms of view, Huawei Pocket S offers a 6.9 inch main screen with 1.07 billion colors, an OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300 Hz touch sampling rate, with 2790 x1188 pixels resolution, and 442 PPI for better viewing experience.
On the cover side, it brings 1.04 inches with 16.7 million colors, an OLED panel, a 60Hz refresh rate, a 120Hz touch sampling rate, a 340 x 340-pixel resolution, and 328 PPI.
It has a dual rear camera system including a 40MP main True-Chroma camera (f/1.8 aperture), and a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture). On the front side, is a 10.7 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture).
Talking about its battery, the foldable Huawei Pocket S packs a 4000mAh battery that could recharge with a 40W charger.
The design includes physical keys on the right side including a volume rocker followed by a power button fashioned with a side fingerprint scanner. It has the industry’s first multi-dimensional linkage lifting water drop hinge, multiple buffers between opening and closing, and MIM steel material, more tough and stable.
Huawei Pocket S has passed the test 400,000 times of folding and obtained the world’s first Swiss SGS folding screen mobile phone durability certification.
This new foldable device equips with a pre-installed HarmonyOS 3 operating system with lots of customizations and new cover display themes to keep you interactive all of the time.
The Pocket S adopts the first ultra-cold flexible graphene heat dissipation system. The cross-axis graphene heat-conducting layer conducts cross-axis, efficient heat conduction, and the heat-conducting area is increased by 80%.
Choose accessories and match them as you like, Huawei Pocket S is suitable for a variety of exquisite accessories, leather stand protective case, smart theme protective case and fashionable colorful protective case.
Huawei Pocket S is launched in three variants with the following price tags:
- 128GB version at 5988 yuan
- 256GB version at 6488 yuan
- 512GB version at 7488 yuan
Huawei Pocket S starts pre-sale at 21:08 on November 2nd and the first sale at 10:08 on November 10th. The global launch date is yet to be announced.
It took 4 years to develop Huawei Kunlun glass
Huawei Mate 50 series is the first flagship to pack with Kunlun Glass, a new type of protected display that brings powerful durability and Huawei revealed that it took 4 years of research and development to make this come true.
China’s CCTV broadcasting has published a new documentary on Huawei, which reveals how Huawei forge Kunlun glass along with insights from Huawei Smartphone product Line vice president – Bruce Lee.
Huawei Mate 50 series with Kunlun Glass is unbreakable and Bruce Lee said that Kunlun Glass has been developed for 4 years. At this time, the company has gone through various challenges and made its way through them.
According to Lee, Kunlun Glass found inspiration from the hard and durable reinforced concrete structure. After 24 hours of crystal growth, 108 processes, and a 1600-degree melting process, a piece of mobile phone panel glass contains hundreds of billions of high-strength nanocrystals, which are impact-resistant.
The process also prevents cracking, so that the crash resistance of the whole machine equipped with Kunlun glass is increased by 10 times.
After the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series, Huawei also opened an upgrade service for old Huawei smartphones. These eligible devices could upgrade with Kunlun display including the P50 series and P40 series.
The forefront of such technology has allowed Huawei to provide something that’s not even available on other smartphones. In Huawei’s lab test, it is found that the glass has been dropped on the floor flat on display but it has remained without any damage.
Although, you may not drop the phone on a daily basis but Huawei has made it more secure if you drop it accidentally.
Huawei will bring a surprise chipset this year: Tipster
2023 brought in new opportunities for Huawei and the tech make is preparing to bring in a surprise in the chipset category, suggesting a well-known Huawei tipster, which seems really exciting.
Classmateguan said that Huawei will work hard to forge ahead in 2023 and the company will craft technologies to resolve issues. However, the company could also bring some small surprises in the chipset, which remains confidential from Huawei.
The tipster hints that the surprise could drop in the second half of this year and it is likely to be a good sign for the Chinese semiconductor industry. To be mentioned, there’s no specific signal about Kirin or HiSilicon. But we can expect a large number of votes going in favor of Huawei SoC.
Chipset Manufacturing Equipment Ban:
According to a Bloomberg report, the U.S. has secured a deal with Netherlands and Japan to tighten access of chipset manufacturing technologies for China. This new move is designed to limit China’s ability to come up with a breakthrough in chip production technology.
Amid this situation, firms such as Huawei are an example of U.S. chip control restrictions and the extent that the U.S. has gone to control Chinese tech makers’ progress in the global telecom market.
Since 2019, the U.S. is continuously imposing restrictions on Huawei. Thereafter, Huawei lost access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and the ability to print new Kirin chips via Taiwan’s TSMC.
The result of these actions caused a major drop in Huawei smartphone sales and the firm had to announce the ending of Kirin. Thus relying on Qualcomm is the sole option for the company and since 2021, Huawei is using Snapdragon semiconductors for all of its new devices.
It’s good to see what continues to rumble into the world of Huawei and we are eager to know what kind of chipset surprise the company has prepared for us.
(source – Weibo)
Honor 90 series could launch in May
Honor continues to launch new smartphones among consumers and the company could launch its next smartphone lineup, Honor 90 series around May.
According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Classmateguan, Honor 90 series could launch by the end of May. It’s expected that this lineup will be empowered over Honor 80 series, and the feedback from customers will help the company to achieve its aim.
The tipster reveals that Honor 90 devices will bring dual speakers and an Optical image stabilization anti-shake camera system. The smartphone lineup will be enhanced until the launch event and we could expect major improvements in video shooting.
It is anticipated that the Honor 90 series won’t disappoint customers and will lead the smartphone market further in a new direction. Meanwhile, Honor has not made an official announcement.
Honor 80 series:
Last year, Honor launched Honor 80 series featuring a beautiful desing that includes a brand new center, pill shape punch-hole display design, 120Hz high refresh rate, high-frequency PWM dimming, and a hyperbolic screen that supports 1.07 billion colors.
Honor 80 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and it’s supported by a 4800mAh battery that could recharge with a 66W super fast charger. The rear design of the Honor 80 Pro is attractive and comes in four different colors.