Huawei Launches A Very Expensive Foldy Phone With No Google Play Support
The P50 Pocket is Huawei's answer to Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip, with a clamshell design that folds down into a small square. Visually it's very similar to Samsung's phone, although its outside features two large circles, one featuring a triple camera unit and the other acting as a handy external display for showing incoming notifications.
Huawei launches a very expensive foldy phone with no Google Play support
My pick for the best phone is the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It gives you up to 29 hours of use on a full charge as well as support for 4K video playback and recording with Dolby Vision HDR. The new A16 processor lets you multitask more efficiently while launching apps much faster. It also features Apple's new satellite SOS and crash detection features, letting you call for help even if a cellular network isn't available.
I think AI is a general purpose feature, with our phones we provide this AI processing power to all app developers to support their ideas. For example, we have third party app developers creating apps for autonomous driving and for visually and hearing impaired people. We use AI to enhance the performance and photography of our phones. We are not trying to do everything by ourselves, we are trying to leverage out AI processing capabilities for app developers to bring amazing new features. We are trying to leave AI in the imagination of the developers while improving the performance of our phones.
It's not clear if the Mate X will ever leave China. Any foldable at this point is going to be a very expensive, borderline experimental device with limited appeal. For Huawei specifically, it is still dealing with the fallout from the US export ban. The last phone it launched in Europe, the Mate 30 Pro, didn't come with Google apps.
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Additionally, the phone is priced at 1299 for the 8GB/256GB version and a whopping 1599 for the 12GB/512GB version. A significant push away for customers who can buy cheaper options with google support, wireless charging, and even 5g support.
While the Huawei P50 Pocket offers contemporary design choices, a new hinge mechanism, and a great display, it still has significant setbacks. The clear one is the Google support absence, an essential to most of the target customers. The phone does not support 5G for the same reasons that block Google support. Even if buyers decide to ignore this shortcoming, they would be left with an expensive asking price making the Huawei P50 Pocket hard to recommend.
The 11-inch iPad Pro has a classic LCD that is very bright with 600 nits and offers a resolution of 2388 x 1668 pixels. The 12.9-inch model is a bit better with its Liquid Retina XDR display, which has just as good black levels as an OLED. Here the resolution is 2732 x 2048 pixels and both support 120Hz. You can write on both with the Apple Pencil 2.