Huawei Mate Xs 2 launched globally
Huawei Mate Xs 2 Foldable Smartphone Launched Globally
Design and Display
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 has an outward folding “Falcon Wing” design. While folded, the display stays in place firmly in place using a latch mechanism and when released, it opens partway thanks to the spring-loaded hinge. Because of the outward folding display, the Mate Xs 2 also boasts a creaseless display which is a rarity in the folding smartphone segment.
The smartphone’s body is made of aviation-grade titanium alloy, ultra-light fiberglass, and ultra-light and super-strong steel. while unfolded, the slimmest part of the smartphone is only 5.4mm thick and it weighs just 255 grams. Other than that, the device features a microfiber material on the back giving the device a premium feel when unfolded.
Coming to the display, it offers a 6.5-inches folded screen which expands to 7.8-inches when unfolded. It has an OLED panel with 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution when expanded (2480 × 1176 pixels while folded). The display panel comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, 1440 Hz PWM dimming, and 424ppi pixel density. It also covers the P3 wide color gamut and comes with a Nano Optical Layer on it to reduce reflections.
Under the hood, the smartphone houses a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC with the Adreno 660 GPU on board. It comes in a single storage configuration of 8GB + 512GB, and the memory can be expanded further by up to 256GB with Huawei’s Nano Memory Card.
The Mate XS 2 runs on EMUI 12 out of the box and brings special features to the foldable device like smart multi-window and quick-swipe gestures to utilize the larger screen more efficiently and effectively.
The device features a 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support that Huawei claims can charge the battery to 90% in just 30 minutes. For thermal management, the device has incorporated a Graphene liquid cooling system.
The Mate Xs 2 also offers support for Huawei M-Pen 2s Stylus which comes with a 4096-level high-pressure sense and an 82mAh battery capable of continuously writing for 10 hours and offers a standby time of 40 days. It uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity.
Other features of the Mate Xs 2 include tri-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/ Beidou/ NavIC, USB Type-C, and headphone support via USB Type-C connector. The device also covers all the standard 2G, 3G, and 4G bands.
For optics, the foldable has a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary with f/1.8 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, OIS and 3x optical zoom capability. The camera panel also houses a Laser Focus sensor. On the front, the device houses a 10.7-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The rear camera is capable of clicking pictures in 8192 × 6144 pixels resolution and supports 1080p@960fps super slow motion videography. Huawei has also introduced an improved XD Optical engine which is the company’s custom image restoration technology that is capable of capturing true colors and removing optical aberrations. Other than that, the device offers multiple camera features like mirroring smart shooting, dual-screen synchronous framing, easy click, and Smart object removal.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 Price & Availability
Huawei is offering the Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone with 8GB RAM + 512GB storage for a price tag of €1,999 in the European market. It comes in Black, White, and Violet color options, and it will be available to purchase in June.