TECH: Huawei is launching the P50 Pro and Pocket outside of China, but not in the US.

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Huawei is about to start sell­ing the P50 Pro and P50 Pock­et fold­able smart­phones announced last year out­side of Chi­na. The flag­ship Pro device costs €1,199 and the P50 Pock­et starts at €1,299. These con­vert to around $1,353 and $1,466 respec­tive­ly, but don’t expect to get your hands on them in the US.

In addi­tion to pre­vent­ing Huawei devices from being eas­i­ly sold in the Unit­ed States, sanc­tions imposed by the coun­try mean that the P50 Pro and P50 Pock­et do not come with Google apps and ser­vices, such as Gmail, Chrome, Maps and the Play store. And this despite the fact that Huawei based its Har­monyOS on an open source ver­sion of Android.

The sanc­tions also pre­vent Huawei from sourc­ing 5G com­po­nents, so the P50 Pro and P50 Pock­et are 4G hand­sets. These are sig­nif­i­cant com­pro­mis­es that could make the P50 Pro and P50 Pock­et a tough sell, giv­en that they are like­ly to be more expen­sive than Apple, Sam­sung and Google flag­ship devices in many mar­kets. The next Galaxy S devices are also just around the corner.

The P50 Pro fea­tures a 6.6‑inch OLED dis­play with 2700 x 1228 res­o­lu­tion and 120Hz refresh rate, along with sup­port for 1.07 bil­lion col­ors. There are four cam­eras on the back: a 50MP True-Chro­ma main cam­era, a 40MP mono cam­era, a 64MP tele­pho­to and a 13MP ultra­w­ide. There is also a 13MP self­ie camera.

The 4,369mAh bat­tery sup­ports up to 66W wired fast charg­ing and 50W wire­less charg­ing. The P50 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The P50 Pock­et, mean­while, has a clamshell fold­able design sim­i­lar to Sam­sung’s Galaxy Z Flip devices. When unfold­ed, users can access the 6.9‑inch OLED dis­play with 2700 x 1228 res­o­lu­tion and 120Hz refresh rate, along with sup­port for 1.07 bil­lion col­ors and a wide P3 col­or gamut.

There’s a 10.7‑megapixel self­ie cam­era and a triple cam­era array on the back. Along with the main 40MP True-Chro­ma sen­sor, there’s a 32MP ultra-spec­trum cam­era and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. A cool fea­ture of the Mir­ror app allows users to view their sun­screen appli­ca­tion and check for spots they may not have covered.

There’s a small cir­cu­lar screen placed below the cam­era array, which can show things like noti­fi­ca­tions and the weath­er. It allows con­trol of fea­tures such as music play­back and cam­eras. The fold­able also comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of stor­age. The 4000mAh bat­tery sup­ports 40W charging.

The two hand­sets both run on the Snap­drag­on 888 4G chipset. They are avail­able now in Thai­land, Czech Repub­lic, Ger­many, Nether­lands, Spain, France, Italy and Por­tu­gal, and are expect­ed to arrive in oth­er mar­kets in the near future.

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