The new Mate Xs is not very different from the Mate X, but it thinks it can get your money with a few new tricks.
So Huawei didn’t take too long to present their second foldable smartphone after Samsung did the same thing a few weeks before.
But if Samsung came with a different approach, Huawei just made a few changes to it’s original model. Oh, and this one will be available globally, unlike the last year version
Basically, Mate Xs looks just as Mate X did, but it suffered a few small changes.
First of all, there is now two layer structure that protects the OLED screen. Two polyamide films stitched together with transparent adhesive.
Second, there is a new hinge system that Huawei calls Falcon Wing and promise that will more robust that last year’s.
When folded, Mate Xs has a 6,6 inch screen with a 19.5:9 ratio and a taller 25:9 screen on the back.
Unfolded the screen gets to a whooping 8 inch diagonal, with 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution.
There are three cameras on the back: 40MP, 16MP and 8MP. There’s no frontal camera as there is no need for it. You can use the back screen as a viewfinder when you take selfies.
On the inside, there is a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM and 512GB storage.
The battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh, with given the amount of screen here, I don’t think it will be enough for a decent autonomy.
The Mate Xs will start selling next month and will set you back “just” €2,499.