Back in December 2021, Huawei announced a new foldable smartphone in the form of the Huawei P50 Pocket. The handset was initially announced and launched in China, but for those who are hoping to get their hands on the phone, you’ll be interested to learn that Huawei has started to roll it out to other parts of the world.
This includes the UK and parts of Europe where the handset will be available for purchase. However, keep in mind that due to the fact that Huawei is still facing sanctions in the US, it means that while the phone does run on Android, it lacks Google services such as Gmail, Chrome, and access to the Play Store.
This means that if using Google’s services is absolutely key to your smartphone experience, you might be better off seeking an alternative, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 which is more or less similar in terms of hardware, but has the advantage of being able to use and access Google’s services and products.
The Huawei P50 Pocket will be priced starting at €1,299, which is by no means cheap, especially for a phone that will be “lacking” in features that you might expect from other Android phones. However, if you’re fine with using the Huawei App Gallery to look for apps and don’t mind alternatives to Google’s other products, then perhaps it might be worth considering.