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HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone announced

Huawei Mate Xs 2

The third edition of HUAWEI foldable smartphone under the "Mate" series today launched in China. Simply called Mate Xs 2, the device inherit some of the features of its predecessor, including the "Eagle Wing" steel hinge, although the display is larger and the processor has been beef up for more performance.

The new foldable from HUAWEI, like that of the competition such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold series, have 120Hz OLED screen and cameras with different configurations at its front and back. It runs HUAWEI's proprietary HarmonyOS 2.0, which by default does not support Google Play Services. Although it supports M-Pen 2s Stylus.

Dual stereo speakers are on deck for immersive listening, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics. The device does not have 3.5mm jack as could be expected. Also, microSD card is not supported. To expand its storage, users will have to buy NM card.

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Specifications

  • Screen: 6.5-inch 120Hz OLED display with 2480x1176 pixel resolution when folded; 7.8-inch 120Hz OLED display with 2480x2200 pixel resolution when unfolded
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G 5nm
  • Graphics: Adreno 660
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via NM card)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 13MP (f/2.2 aperture / ultra wide-angle lens) + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture / telephoto), 3X optical zoom, 30X digital zoom; OIS
  • Front Camera: 10.7MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • OS: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Dual Speaker
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (dual band), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS dual band (L1, L5), NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4600mAh, 66W fast charging
  • Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.5 (139.3 unfolded) x 5.4-11mm (folded)
  • Weight: 255 grams

The 8GB/256GB version is priced at CN¥9,999 (US$1507), the 12GB/256GB version at CNY¥11,499 (US$1733), while the 12GB/512GB version costs CN¥12,999 (US$1959). These will be available in White, Frost Purple, and Elegant Black colors. It is to be noted that the highest version (12/512) packed a 4,880mAh battery.

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