HUAWEI Mate Xs is the new foldable phone with faster processor at €2,499

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This is the HUAWEI Mate Xs foldable phone with an 8-inch foldable display, powered by a faster Kirin 990 5G SoC, and supports Leica Quad Cameras. It was introduced in an online event.

Huawei Mate Xs is the official successor to the last year’s Mate X Foldable phone. Well, both foldable phone looks much more identical in physical appearances, we might be looking at a more durable display and redesigned hinge, Huawei claims.

The 2020 successor is quite thinner at 5.4mm, weighs 300g, but like the predecessor, it still sports the 6.6-inch OLED screen on the front and 6.38-inch screen on the back that expands to an 8-inch screen when unfolded.

HUAWEI Mate Xs Specs

*. Display: 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 OLED display when folded
– 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) OLED 25:9 display for back panel
– 8-inch (2480 x 2200 pixels) OLED 8:7.1 display when unfolded
*. Color: Interstellar Blue color
*. Weight: 300g
*. Cameras: 40MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
*. Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G processor
*. GPU: ARM Mali-G76MP16 Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs
*. RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 512GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
*. OS: Android 10 with EMUI 10.0.1, HMS
*. SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (side-mounted)
*. SIM: Dual Speakers
*. Network and connectivity: 5G Multi-mode,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C (GEN1)
*. Battery: 4500mAh (2250mAh x 2 ) battery with 55W SuperCharge

Huawei Mate Xs unboxing

In order to make it more robust, the company said that it uses a “quad-layer” construction for the Mate Xs screen. While two layers of stuck polyamide film using a clear adhesive are at the up top.

And a flexible OLED display stays under but we can’t find any glass display like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, because it’s an all-plastic construction.

It comes with a 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 OLED display when folded, 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) OLED 25:9 display for the back panel and turns into an 8-inch (2480 x 2200 pixels) OLED 8:7.1 display when unfolded.

HUAWEI boasts of a more smoother and durable hinge on the new Mate Xs than the Mate X. All thanks to the self-claimed “redesigned hinge” But TheVerge said “the Mate XS model I was able to play with at the company’s London briefing felt sturdy enough in the limited time I got to spend with it”

It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button. A Quad Leica Cameras stays at the side, consisting of a 40MP main camera, a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a ToF sensor.

Like the predecessor, you can easily use the display on the back to click selfies using the rear camera. That means, your QUAD-camera setup can either be used as your selfie camera or back camera.

It is available in Interstellar Blue color option, supports 5G Multi-mode, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5 LE, NFC, USB Type-C (GEN1).

Huawei Mate Xs

Other specs include HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G processor with ARM Mali-G76MP16 Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card and runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10.0.1, HMS.

It is fueled by a 4500mAh (2250mAh x 2) with 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging technology that lets you charge the phone battery from 0 to 85% in 30 minutes.

But the new device will lack Google apps or services, like access to the Google Play Store. But Richard Yu, Huawei CEO confirmed that we will be seeing the device outside China from next month at €2,499 ($2706) for the 8GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.

HUAWEI Mate Xs is the new foldable phone with faster processor at €2,499


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