Huawei launches the Mate Xs Foldable Smartphone

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Huawei has officially unveiled its latest foldable handset – the Mate Xs – during a virtual press conference on Monday, 24 February 2020. The device was initially set to launch at this year’s MWC event before it was cancelled due to fears surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Packed full of Huawei’s newest technology, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is considered Huawei’s most high-end device featuring the Kirin 990 5G SoC and an improved Falcon Wing Design, delivering powerful performance and seamless user experience across smartphone and tablet modes.

“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,” says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei.

“Unfold possibilities”

The Mate Xs delivers a FullView experience with 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 working to reinforce the display while delivering a seamless user experience across the two modes. 


Made with a zirconium-based liquid metal, the upgraded hinge is much more durable, facilitating a satisfying full 180-degree fold.

The HuaweMate Xs is equipped with a flexible display featuring an innovative two-layer polymer structure. The foldable display is manufactured using two layers of aerospace-grade polyimide with an optically clear adhesive. This unique material allows the display to produce great image quality, colour saturation and brightness while retaining a high degree of durability. 

Folded, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is a powerful dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. 

“5G connectivity”

Powered by the Kirin 990 5G which includes an integrated 5G modem, allowing it to simultaneously deliver powerful performance and 5G connectivity with better efficiency and lower heat output. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, as well as 5G NSA and SA. 

“SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera”

The Mate Xs sports a vertically arranged SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera system which 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 super 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.  

The Huawei Mate Xs allows users to take full advantage of the quad-camera system that would traditionally only benefit images shot from the rear of a device. By simply reversing the handset, consumers can use the secondary screen for selfie shots. 

“Launched with HUAWEI AppGallery”

The Huawei Mate Xs will be one of the first Huawei devices to launch with a revamped Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform.

Pricing and Availability 

The HUAWEI Mate Xs will be available worldwide from March 2020 at a whopping €2,499.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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