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