The foldable smartphone segment seems to be getting more crowdy as Huawei just introduced a new foldable smartphone, Mate Xs 5G. Early this month Samsung launched its newest foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip which went head to head with the Motorola Razr 2019 Flip phone and Huawei is not waiting in line.
The all-new Huawei Mate Xs 5G is an upgrade to the first generation Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone and it comes with tons of new features.
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Mate Xs fold uses the same folding mechanism as its predecessor, it folds outwards and sports a camera ridge on one side which can be used as a grip when it is unfolded.
The Mate Xs has a 6.6-inch display with a 19.5:9 ratio when folded while the back has a super tall 25:9 screen that you can use as a viewfinder for selfies.
In the camera department, it comes with a 48MP main camera + a 16MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP telephoto and TOF 3D. It uses main camera for selfie, giving the front view a clean appearance.
Huawei Mate Xs is powered by Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. It runs EMUI based Android 10 out of the box.
Under the hood, there is a 4,500mAh battery with a 55W fast-charging system which allows users to charge their phone from 0 to 85% in 30 minutes.
Since Huawei is no longer using Google Mobile Service, the all-new Mate Xs smartphone will incorporate Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services, this means the device will not have Google apps install and will be using the newly launched Huawei AppGallery as the app store, replacing Google Play store.
Huawei Mate Xs Smartphone Quick Specs
- Display: 8-inch 2,480 x 2,200 AMOLED (Unfolded)
- 6.6-inch 2,480 x 1,148 AMOLED (Folded front display)
- 6.3-inch 2,480 x 892 AMOLED (Folded rear display)
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990
- Memory: 8GB 512GB
- Rear camera: 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + TOF
- Connectivity: 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Cellular: 5G
- Durability: IP68
- Battery: 4,500mAh
Huawei Mate Xs Price And Availability
Huawei Mate Xs will go on sales next month and will be priced at €2,499 (approx N993,867). There is currently no confirmed launch date for the device.