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Huawei launches the Mate Xs, a €2,499 and Kirin 990-powered foldable smartphone

The Huawei Mate Xs has an 8-inch display when unfolded. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
The Huawei Mate Xs has an 8-inch display when unfolded. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
Succeeding the Mate X, the Mate Xs features an 8-inch OLED panel when unfolded. The Kirin 990 5G-powered device comes with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of RAM, along with an improved hinge design over its predecessor. The price? A whopping €2,499.
Alex Alderson,

Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate Xs, the successor to the Mate X. Originally teased last year ahead of an anticipated MWC 2020 unveiling, the company showcased its latest foldable today at an event in Barcelona. Undoubtedly, the Mate Xs was the star of the show, with people clamouring to take a look at, and take photographs of, it.

According to Huawei, the Mate Xs improves upon the Mate X in key areas. Firstly, there is now a Kirin 990 5G SoC underpinning the device, an upgrade from the Kirin 980 in the Mate X. Huawei claims to have improved the hinge mechanism for the Mate Xs, too. The company was so confident of the robustness of the device that it had tens on display to pick up, fold, unfold and so forth.

Those seem to be the only meaningful differences between the Mate X and Mate Xs, though. Both feature a "double layer Optical Polyimide Flexible Display" and a "Falcon Wing Design". In short, the Mate Xs has an 8-inch display when unfolded that then splits into a 6.6-inch 2,480 x 1,148 front panel and a 6.8-inch 2,480 x 892 rear panel.

The Mate Xs features a 4,500 mAh battery like its predecessor too, along with the same 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Likewise, the Mate Xs retains the cameras of the Mate X. Additionally, both devices support 55 W wired charging.

Huawei did not confirm availability at today's event. However, it did confirm that the Mate Xs would eventually cost €2,499.

(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-24)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.