Even with the lack of 5G, Huawei will keep on releasing futuristic foldable phones as it just came up with the Huawei Mate Xs 2.
Like its predecessor, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 still folds around the back. When completely flat, you’re greeted with a 7.8-inch screen that has 2480 x 1200 pixels and refreshes at 120Hz. When folded, you’re getting a more compact and standard-sized 6.5-inch display at 2480 x 1176 pixels.
Since it basically uses a single screen, you’re only getting a single 10-megapixel selfie camera.
Huawei also improved the hinge, which now has a double rotor mechanism. It is said to be more durable and prevents creases on the screen. And to take full advantage of the screen, the tablet-like screen works with the Huawei M-Pen 2s stylus.
The screen is also more durable due to the new four-layer structure. The whole body is also noticeably lighter at 255g (from 300g).
All three cameras are crammed in the thickest part of the device. It holds a 50-megapixel main shooter, joined by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide and 8-megapixel lens that can do 3x optical zoom.
Under the hood, it’s powered by a Snapdragon 888 4G-only processor, which you can pair with either 256GB or 512GB of storage and an option between 8GB or 12GB of RAM.
It ships with the brand’s own HarmonyOS 2, with a 66W fast charger for the 4,880mAh battery.
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 retails for CNY9,999 (around Php79,500) and CNY12,999 (around Php103,400) for the 8GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB variants, respectively. It will be available in China starting May 6 while release details in the Philippines are yet to be announced.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 Specs
- HarmonyOS 2
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 7.8-inch foldable OLED display, 2480 x 2200 pixel resolution, 424ppi
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Folded: 6.5-inches, 2480 x 1176 pixel resolution, 422ppi
- 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G octa-core processor
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- Adreno 660 GPU
- 256GB/512GB internal storage, expandable via NM card
- 10-megapixel front camera
- 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 13-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (3x telephoto, OIS, PDAF) rear cameras, LED flash
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Stereo speakers
- No headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 6, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC, BDS
- IR blaster
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 156.5 x 139.3 x 5.4mm
- Weight: 255g
- Colors: Black, White, Purple
- 4,880mAH non-removable battery, 66W fast charging