Two years after the launch of the Huawei Mate Xs, the company has launched its successor, the Huawei Mate Xs 2. The premium foldable smartphone is unlike other foldable available as it features an exterior folding design. So let’s take a closer look at what all the Mate Xs 2 brings.
Design-wise, the device is similar to its predecessor as it has an exterior folding design rather than an inward one found on traditional foldable. While folded, the display stays in place due to a latch mechanism, and when released, it opens thanks to the spring-loaded hinge partway.
The body of the Mate Xs 2 is made of materials like aviation-grade titanium alloy, ultra-light fiberglass, and ultra-light and super-strong steel, making the foldable weigh just 255 grams. In addition, Huawei has used a microfiber material for the device’s back panel.
When folded, the device’s screen measures 6.5-inches and unfolding the Mate Xs 2 gives a larger screen area diagonally measuring 7.8-inches. The display is an OLED panel with 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution when expanded (2480 × 1176 pixels while folded). The screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, 1440 Hz PWM dimming, and 424ppi pixel density. In addition, the panel can display 1.07 billion colors and covers the P3 wide color gamut.
Under the hood, the smartphone houses a Snapdragon 888 4G SoC with the Adreno 660 GPU on board. The device is offered with 8GB of RAM and 256/512GB storage. Huawei has also introduced a Collector’s edition offered in 12GB RAM and 512GB storage configuration. Both the variants can have their memory expanded by up to 256GB with Huawei’s Nano Memory Card.
Software-wise, the Mate Xs 2 runs on HarmonyOS 2 out of the box, which brings new smart multi-window and quick-swipe gestures to accommodate the large screen. It also has an adaptive UI engine with a self-learning layout and optimization. In addition, the top 300 apps on the AppGallery have been officially adapted for the big screen of the Mate Xs 2.
The battery on the Huawei Mate Xs 2 has a 4600mAh capacity, while the Collector’s edition comes with a bigger 4880mAh battery. Both variants come with 66W fast charging support, which the company claims can refill the battery to 90% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the device has incorporated a Graphene liquid cooling system to keep thermals under control.
The Mate Xs 2 also supports 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 provides a standby time of 40 days. In addition, it uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity.
Other 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 photography, the Mate Xs 2 has a triple rear camera setup with 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 is capable of clicking pictures in 8192 × 6144 pixels resolution and supports
We have a 10.7-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture on the front. Other than that, Huawei has upgraded the XD Optics computing optics, mirroring bright shooting, dual-screen synchronous framing, easy click, and AI accurate elimination.
The Huawei Xs 2 comes in three different colors: Elegant black, Brocade white, and Frost purple. They can also match them with the same color leather protective case and bracket, which stands for the foldable device.The device’s price for the Chinese market is as below:
- 8GB+256GB – 9999 yuan ($1,512)
- 8GB+512GB – 11,499 yuan ($1,739)
- 12GB+512GB – 12,999 yuan ($1,965)
The Huawei M-Pen 2s Stylus has a price of 599 yuan ($90).