Huawei Pocket S: Company confirms launch date for forthcoming clamshell foldable smartphone
Huawei has confirmed the launch date and marketing name of its next foldable smartphone. As expected, the upcoming smartphone builds on the P50 Pocket that Huawei revealed last year. However, the device will not launch under the P series, nor as the P60 Pocket. In other words, it may not be as premium as the P50 Pocket, which utilises the Snapdragon 888 4G.
As the embedded video below shows, Huawei will launch the Pocket S on November 2. Seemingly to be available in multiple colours, Huawei's teaser video positions the Pocket S as a lifestyle extension, with each letter of 'Pocket' orbited by handbags, make up, earbuds, coffee cups and a skateboard. Unfortunately, Huawei has not provided any details about how the Pocket S will differ from the P50 Pocket, though.
With that being said, a TENAA listing from August revealed that the Pocket S would look an awful lot like the P50 Pocket, including its circular cover display and triple rear-facing camera array. Reputedly, the Pocket S will rely on the Snapdragon 778G, a version of which powers the Nothing Phone (1). It is also worth stressing that the Pocket S will launch first in China, with Huawei having not set a global launch date yet. Huawei will start its Pocket S hardware event at 19:00 CST, or 11:00 UTC.