Huawei has officially announced its new high-end foldable phone Mate Xs 2. It retains the design of the original 2020 Xs, with a foldable display on the outside, but adds more powerful hardware inside, along with support for an M-Pen stylus 2s. The benefits of the new generation include light weight, a front camera and the HarmonyOS operating system.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 has a similar configuration to the P50 models
In terms of specifications, Huawei’s Mate Xs 2 is similar to a P50 series model. We are talking about a Snapdragon 888 chipset with 4G, not the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage. The 4,880 mAh internal battery charges quickly at 66W, while the camera includes three sensors: 50, 13 and 8 megapixels for wide, ultra wide and zoom (3x) cameras.
The foldable screen of the Mate Xs 2 uses a 7.8 ”OLED panel at 120 Hz, with a resolution of 2,480 x 2,200 pixels. It can be folded for use as a regular 6.5 ”phone with a resolution of 2,480 x 1,176 pixels. Compared to the previous generation, there is a front camera in the upper right corner of 10 megapixels. There is no need to turn the phone over for video calls or selfies. However, you may still want to do this for higher quality photos.
The new hinge design uses an improved design, which should provide better resistance over time, but also reduce the marks on the screen. Huawei says the Mate Xs 2 does not have a visible crease in the folding area. All this mechanism would help to reduce the weight from 300 to 255 grams, a value closer to the very big phones of recent times, such as iPhone 13 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Even the price has been improved. The base model of Mate Xs 2 from Huawei now starts in China at 9,999 yuan, or about 1,433 euros. The original model, launched in 2020, was the most expensive phone on the market, with a price of over 2,000 euros.
source: GSM Arena