Huawei launches the HUAWEI Mate XS
Pre-orders in the UAE go out on March 15th
With Huawei unable to do their showcase during Mobile world congress on account of the coronavirus pandemic, the company showcased its new tech in a standalone event in Barcelona.
Huawei showcased a series of products but the one they want us to focus on is the Huawei Mate XS, Huawei’s high end foldable flagship. It has the Kirin 990 5G SoC so it will be 5G enabled. The SoC supports the full 5G spectrum and 5G+4G Dual SIM Dual Standby. Pre-orders in the United Arab Emirates will open on March 15th while the local price is yet to be announced.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “The HUAWEI Mate X was our first foray into the foldable category and it set the standard for the industry. The HUAWEI Mate Xs is raising the bar further with even more powerful connectivity and integrated user experiences. It’s the fastest 5G smartphone of its class. Prepare to meet the unprecedented – again.”
The Mate Xs has an 8-inch outwards-folding display enabled by the new mechanical hinge design. First deployed on the HUAWEI Mate X, the Falcon Wing design features more than 100 interlocking parts reinforcing the outward folding display. Made with a zirconium-based liquid metal, the upgraded hinge gives full 180-degree fold.
Folded, the Mate Xs is a dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. Unfolded, the smartphone becomes an 8-inch tablet.
The Mate Xs runs on EMUI10.0.1, an Android Open Source Project-based operating system which means no Google Play support or official apps, you can still side load them like all android devices.
The Mate Xs has its signature camera system. Arranged into a vertical array along the sidebar, the SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera system features a 40MP main camera (wide-angle, f/1.8), 16MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2), 8MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS) and 3D Depth Sensing Camera. The camera system supports a combination of OIS and AI Image Stabilisation for steady shots and up to 30X hybrid zoom. As an all-scenario camera system, it also supports up to ISO 204800 for capturing photos in low light environments. It does however does the selfie camera a bit differently, by reversing the HUAWEI Mate Xs, users can use the secondary screen for selfie shots and if a photo detects face, the mirror image appears on the screen of the other side of the phone so you can technically see your own picture before it clicks.
The Mate Xs will be available with a MSRP of €2,499. No regional pricing has been announced.