It’s here: Huawei’s foldable Mate XS with improved specs

It’s here: Huawei’s foldable Mate XS with improved specs

Chinese technology firm Huawei is launching a new version of foldable phone with moniker Mate XS, alongside revamped tablets and laptops. The company decided to join the progressing mob of foldable smartphones after one year of the launch of its debut in folding device Huawei Mate X.

It was supposed to be launched at an unveiling event during the Mobile World Conference, which got cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China. Huawei, however, released a high-end peculiarity about Mate XS at an online, virtual press conference. 

Huawei Mate XS – No access to Google Play Store

Huawei, being in the US’s entity list, won’t be able to release foldable Mate XS with any Google apps or services. It implies that the latest Huawei Mate XS would not have any access to Google Play Store within the device.

Huawei Mate XS – Stated specs & features

Let’s take a brief roundup on foldable Matte XS specs and features that has appeared to limelight so far:

  • The brand spanking foldable Mate XS is expected to arrive with the same design as its predecessor Mate X, but with a durable display and improved hinge
  • The Kirin 980 processor in Mate X is bumped up with a faster Kirin 990 processor. It means that now the new Mate XS features an integrated 5G modem, rather than as a separate component
  • Mate XS has a Quad-camera array at the rear of the device that can be best used for taking selfies. The quality of pictures & video transfer at the time of cross-platform sharing may seem to be enhanced as compared to Mate X
  • The Mate XS screen measures 6.6-inches while folded and 8-inches when unfolded
  • Huawei Mate XS features a “Quad-layer” construction for the screen and display. There is a two-layered Polyamide film, that is attached with an adhesive to make the device a firm look. The next is an OLED display. The third layer is made up of a softer polymer, that acts as a cushion. Then, there is a final layer as the top-most layer
  • Huawei Mate XS body is constructed in all-plastic and 0% glass is used
  • On a software side, you can view 3 apps at a time on the latest foldable Mate XS with one on the left side of the display, one on the right, and a third in a floating window. You can also open up two instances of the same app simultaneously
  • Huawei confirmed that the device is running on the latest version of the open-source version of Android, with Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google’s services

Huawei Mate XS – Launch region & price

Unlike the original Mate X, which was only released in China, Huawei says the new Mate XS will be released in “global markets” outside China with 8GB RAM and 512 GB storage and a price of $2709. Let’s wait and watch! How the new Huawei Mate XS stands out among the high-profile competitors (such as Samsung Galaxy Z foldable, Motorola Razr Foldable 1 etc.) with a couple minor performance and structure upgrades.

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My name is Mukesh Jakhar and I am a Web Application Developer and Software Developer, currently living in Jaipur, India. I have a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science from JNU Jaipur University. I loves to write on technology and programming topics. Apart from this, I love to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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