Currently, Huawei is rumored to be working on the P70 series of smartphones. However, new information from Huawei’s distributor, @看山的叔叔, on Weibo, indicates that the company is also preparing to launch a new foldable smartphone in February.
Details about the new phone are still scarce. The distributor, however, said that the device is codenamed “LEM” and may use the 5G Kirin chipset.
In addition, a tip from a prolific Fixed Focus Digital informant suggests that the official launch of Huawei’s upcoming flip phone could take place after the Lantern Festival in China on February 24. And pre-orders for the device may begin shortly after the Chinese New Year, on February 10.
Huawei currently has three lines of folding phones: Pocket (folding phones), X (tablets that fold outward), and Xs (tablets that fold inward). The Pocket series, despite having only two models (P50 Pocket and Pocket S), captured a significant share of the Chinese folding phone market of 29.6% in 2023.
The latest addition to the Pocket series is the Pocket S, introduced in 2022, which costs approximately $695. It has a 6.9-inch main screen and a 1.04-inch external screen, both with a high refresh rate and a wide color gamut.
Under the hood, Huawei Pocket S is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor and runs on HarmonyOS.
The rear panel houses the main 40-megapixel camera with a RYYB sensor and f/1.8 lens, complemented by an ultra-wide-angle 13-megapixel camera. The selfie camera is discreetly placed in a perforated hole and uses a 10.7-megapixel sensor.
Huawei Pocket S features an ultra-thin, bendable graphite sheet for improved cooling capabilities. The battery has a capacity of 4,000 mAh and supports 40W fast charging. The company promised that the hinge wing mechanism was opened and closed 400,000 times during testing to ensure its durability.