Judging from the Huawei Mate Xs 2, we can affirm that the company never gave up on the outward folding design. Information from Huawei’s poster shows that they will be holding a launch event on April 28 and that a total of three devices will be in the spotlight. First the Mate Xs 2, then the Huawei Band 7 and lastly, the Smart Screen V Pro. In this article, we will dwell on the foldable device that will soon launch.
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is the successor to the Mate Xs from 2020. The Mate X foldable devices have long featured an outward folding design. The Mate X started the trend, it was shortly followed by the Mate Xs. People criticized these devices for having an outward folding design, unlike the inward folding design present on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. The next foldable from Huawei made people feel that Huawei had abandoned the outward folding mechanism. The Huawei Mate X2 used the inward folding design, but it made it better by using a self-designed hinge that eliminated an age-long problem with the Samsung foldable, the centre crease.
From leaked images, we can be certain that Huawei never abandoned its outward folding design. Like previous Mate X devices, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 will have just one large display. The screen size on this device might be similar to the Mate Xs 8-inch screen. This device will have two scenarios, the first being a tablet form-factor and the second being a normal smartphone (when folded). When it comes to processing power, the Mate Xs 2 will use the Kirin 9000 chip, but it might also offer a variant which will use the Snapdragon 888.
The tipster who leaked the images of the Huawei Mate Xs 2 mentioned a few things that we should expect from this device. The screen has holes, and has three colour options: Purple, Black and White. The screen adds multiple buffer layers to improve the anti-drop ability. The conference might showcase this added strength. This will be done in the form of a drop test. Camera abilities at the rear pixel sport a triple camera setup with 50MP, 13MP wide-angle, and an 8MP telephoto camera. There is no information available as to the full specs or price of this device, but we do know that it’ll launch on April 28.