Remember last year when Huawei announced the Huawei Mate X? No? I don’t really blame you. The company launched the Mate X in China only last November 2019. The main difference from its competition was having a big screen on the outside. On Monday, February 24, 2020, Huawei announced its second foldable phone. Say hello to the Huawei Mate Xs!
Why Make The Huawei Mate Xs?
Good question! Huawei already has the Mate X and it could have easily just launched that instead. However, that phone could use Google services during the announcement. Thanks to that Huawei ban fiasco and the issues that plagued the Galaxy Fold, it took them until November to release the Mate X.
Normally, I would point out the differences here. However, the Mate Xs basically has most of the specs of its predecessor! The only changes Huawei made here specs-wise is the Kirin 990 5G processor. It now has all the necessary things for 5G integrated instead of the Kirin 980 + Balong 5000 combo of the Mate X. This just means you potentially get better battery life out of this phone.
Another difference we should point out is the lack of Google services. This sucks for people who depend on Google for most of their internet use. Here’s hoping that Huawei Mobile Services works out for people who get this phone.
Specs and Pricing
Here are the full specs and pricing for the Huawei Mate Xs!
- 8-inch 2480×2200 foldable OLED display
- 6.6-inch main screen (2480 x 1148)
- 6.38-inch secondary screen (2480 x 892)
- Kirin 990 5G processor
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB internal storage with NM Card support up to 256GB
- Quad Rear Camera with Leica: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS), HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
- 4500 mAh battery with 55W Huawei SuperCharge
- Android 10 with EMUI 10
- Comes in Interstellar Blue color
- Priced at €2499
Here’s hoping the Mate Xs brings more and more competition into the folding phone category. That helps in getting the average prices of these phone down. What do you think of the Huawei Mate Xs and the other folding phones? Sound off in the comments!