Huawei Mate Xs 2 is the most recent foldable smartphone from Huawei, and it has a unique folding mechanism. This device is the successor to the two-year-old Mate Xs, and they both share an outward folding mechanism. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 launched today with beefed-up specs and runs Harmony OS out of the box.
The Mate Xs 2 has an outward folding OLED display measuring 7.8 inches when unfolded. When folded it measures 6.5 inches, this size is ideal for one-hand usage. Unlike the previous model, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 has a 10MP selfie camera on the top far right-hand edge of the screen. Previous Mate Xs models used the main camera as a selfie camera when folded. The rear camera of the Mate Xs 2 houses a triple setup which consists of a 50MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide and an 8MP telephoto camera capable of achieving 3x optical and 30x digital zoom. The Mate Xs 2 rear cameras promise more stable images when taking pictures with shaky hands, this is due to the presence of OIS.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 hinge, processor and price
Huawei is leading in the production of quality hinges on foldable devices, and it showed its prowess on the Mate Xs 2. This device has an improved and more durable hinge whilst correcting a flaw present on the Mate Xs. Since this device folds outward when placed to rest it lies on its screen hence the screen could easily scratch. The Mate Xs 2 has a fortified polymer-covered display which has a four-layer structure to reduce scratches and any dent that could be flaw the folded display.
Snapdragon 888 4G powers this device and is paired with 8/12GB RAM and 256/512GB ROM. The lower 8GB storage will sell at 9,999 yuan while the 12GB storage cost 12,999 yuan, sale of these devices will start on the 6th of May in China. The Mate Xs 2 runs Harmony OS 2.0 out of the box and has support for the Huawei M-pen 2s stylus. The battery capacity on this device is a 4,880mAh battery which charges at a speed of 66W.
Huawei MatePad SE
A budget tablet also hit the stage during the Mate Xs 2 event. The MatePad SE 10.1 inch IPS LCD tablet uses the Kirin 710A chipset. Just like the Mate Xs 2 it also runs Harmony OS 2.0 out of the box. For the camera, it has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The 5100mAh battery on the MatePad SE charges at 10W. This device has two variants with the same 4/128GB storage, the first variant is the Wi-Fi only model (priced at 1,500 yuan) and the second is the Cellular network model (priced at 1,699 yuan).