Huawei Pocket P Series (Pinterestemail@example.com)
In November 2022, Huawei introduced its affordable foldable phone, the Pocket S series, which stood out in the market compared to other folding devices. Recent buzz suggests that Huawei is preparing to release an even cheaper version of the Pocket S series. This new addition to the foldable phone lineup is rumored to be named “Pocket P.”
This exciting news was leaked by a reputable insider, “Revegnus,” through his Twitter handle @Tech_Reve on Thursday (19/10/2023). In his tweet, Revegnus mentioned that the Huawei Pocket P is set to be unveiled in the first half of 2024 (January-June 2024). Given that this phone is categorized as entry-level, its price tag is anticipated to align with its market segment. According to Revegnus, the starting price for the Huawei Pocket P will be $735.
To put this into perspective, the Pocket P’s price tag is roughly $90 cheaper than the Huawei Pocket S, which retails at approximately $825 for the 128 GB variant. If these predictions hold true, Huawei’s latest affordable phone will likely adopt a vertical folding model, similar to the Huawei P50 Pocket, Pocket S, or even Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip series.
As reported by Gizmo China on Tuesday (24/10/2023), this “affordable” foldable phone will be available in several colors, reminiscent of the Huawei Pocket S’s options of Black, Diamond White, and Premium Gold Edition.
Samsung with a Similar Plan
In a subsequent tweet, Revegnus also hinted that Samsung is planning a parallel strategy by developing an affordable version of its foldable phone, tentatively named the Galaxy Z FE (Fan Edition).
When directly questioned about this affordable folding phone at an event on Thursday (19/10/2023), Lo Khing Seng, Head of Team at Samsung Electronics, remained tight-lipped. He simply encouraged consumers to “wait for a surprise from us.”
Given that Samsung is set to introduce successors to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 in 2024, the arrival of this budget-friendly folding phone might provide a new alternative for consumers with limited budgets.