At the end of August, a new Huawei phone with model number BAL-AL80 entered the Internet. (This is a phrase that we use when an undefined phone is connected to the net for testing.) It is going to be the slightly modified version of Huawei’s dual-screen folding flagship P50 Pocket. So it should be called the Huawei P50 Pocket Lite. But we have also heard that it would be called the Huawei P50 Pocket New. Inside, the latter will carry the Snapdragon 778G 4G version, replacing the Snapdragon 888 of the original model.
A Weibo tipster today revealed that the low-end Huawei P50 Pocket New is expected to appear on the market soon. But if some hardware features belong to a lower category, the system of the device will be on par with high-end Huawei handsets. We mean, it would come with XMAGE and HarmonyOS 3.
After the termination of cooperation with Leica, Huawei launched its self-developed imaging technology XMAGE. The Huawei Mate 50 series became the pioneer to come with the XMAGE brand on mobile phones. Huawei Imaging XMAGE mainly focuses on optical systems, imaging technology, image processing, and other fields.
In addition, the blogger said that the price of the Huawei P50 Pocket New would be around 6000 yuan ($866). Although it uses a 778G processor, this new product will be quite good in terms of performance. From other models sporting this chip, we know that it has good stability when playing games or doing other operations.
Also, this chip adopts TSMC’s 6nm EUV process and integrates one large-core A78, three medium-core A78s, four small-core A55 CPUs, and Adreno 642L GPU.
In terms of design, the P50 Pocket inherits the dual-ring design of the P50 series. The upper ring on the back is the lens module, and the lower ring is a small-sized external screen. The external screen supports a variety of customized themes, provides rich applications, and realizes the senseless connection between internal and external screens.