Huawei unveiled the foldable Mate X during last year’s MWC, and though its arrival to the market was delayed several times, its successor has just been announced. It is none other than the Huawei Mate Xs, and the new phone adds more polish to an already great-looking formula.
Huawei Mate Xs Features
The Huawei Mate Xs comes with the Kirin 990 5G chipset, an upgraded hinge structure, and improved cooling system. The screen, cameras, and overall design remains virtually unchanged.
The Mate Xs has a 2-layer structure with added strength over the foldable OLED panel – it is a sandwich of two polyamide films with optically clear adhesive between them. The diagonal of the unfolded display remains 8 inch, with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels.
When fold the Mate Xs, you will have a 6.6 inch main screen with a 19.5:9 ratio, while the back has a super tall 25:9 screen which you can use as a view finder for selfies.
Moving to the camera department, the Huawei Mate Xs has a 40MP f/1.8 main shooter, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with OIS and 16MP f/2.2 ultrawide snapper. There is also a ToF module for even better edge detection and great-looking bokeh shots.
There are no front cameras – you just fold the Mate Xs and take selfies looking at the backside of the folded device.
On the other side, the Huawei Mate Xs brings a new Falcon Wing hinge that the company says should be more robust. The battery of the Mate Xs is 4500mAh with 55W fast-charging capabilities, with the required charger included in the box.
The phone will arrive with EMUI 10, based on the open-source version of Android 10, and just as we expected, there are no Google services. Huawei is relying on its ecosystem called HMS (Huawei Mobile Services), which it’s extensively working on, but it still misses a bunch of vital apps
Huawei Mate Xs Price
The Huawei Mate Xs price is €2,499 for the 8GB + 512GB version, and the phone will be released and start selling from March 2020. This was confirmed by Richard Yu, Huawei CEO.