Today on the brand’s official Weibo account, Huawei had announced that the company will be revealing a new “Gray Leather” colour option for its wildly popular clamshell foldable flagship – the Huawei P50 Pocket. The new colour option will be officially launched next week on July 4th at the brand’s Huawei Nova 10 series launch event in China, alongside the company’s AITO M7 electric vehicle series.
The Huawei P50 Pocket was released in December 2021 last year with three premium colour options: Obsidian Black, Crystal White and a special edition Glit Gold colourway. The new “Gray Leather” exterior is speculated to have better grip and better drop resistance than its glass counterpart, and surprisingly, the Huawei P50 Pocket will be the first clamshell foldable to feature a leather folding exterior in the smartphone world.
However, the first brand to feature a foldable with a leather exterior was actually Vivo, with their critically acclaimed Vivo X Fold. The Vivo X Fold is an intricately designed premium foldable smartphone that features a premium leather exterior blended with comfortable ergonomics, and a flagship-grade triple camera setup co-engineered with globally renowned photography expert – Zeiss.
The Vivo X Fold is available in two colour options: Blue and Black with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 storage and 512GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage. For an immersive multimedia experience, the foldable phone features an 8.03-inch 120Hz E5 LTPO AMOLED inner display and a 6.53-inch E5 AMOLED outer display.
Powering the device is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, and alongside the 4600mAh battery, the Vivo X Fold supports 66W fast charging and 50W fast wireless charging. The foldable flagship comes with a rear quad camera setup with a 50MP main camera, 48MP ultra-wide sensor, 12MP portrait telephoto lens and 5MP periscope telephoto lens. The camera comes with Zeiss optics and Zeiss T* lens coating that optimize light efficiency during photography.
The Vivo X Fold is available for purchase on Giztop from US$1799 onwards, and for interested buyers, take note that this is a Chinese edition phone, but it comes with pre-installed Google Mobile Services and Google Play Store that were sideloaded.