Huawei just announced their latest and slimmest foldable smartphone, HUAWEI Mate Xs, will be available in Singapore this March. By folding the 8-inch screen outwards, it will turn into a dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. Now you will be able to take high quality selfies with the Leica Quad Camera System via the rear screen. The HUAWEI Mate Xs is considered Huawei’s most high-end device, delivering powerful performance, super fast 5G connection and a seamless user experience across smartphone and tablet modes.
The HUAWEI Mate Xs delivers a true FullView experience with an 8-inch outwards-folding display enabled by the new mechanical hinge design. The Falcon Wing hinge features more than 100 interlocking parts to reinforce the display while delivering a seamless user experience across the two modes. Made with a zirconium-based liquid metal, the upgraded hinge is much more durable, facilitating a satisfying full 180-degree fold.
Mate Xs uses a foldable display manufactured using a Huawei-pioneered technique adhering two layers of aerospace-grade polyimide with an optically clear adhesive. This unique material allows the display to produce great image quality, colour saturation and brightness while retaining a high degree of durability. The design also deploys a unique Flying Fish Fin Cooling System that utilises flexible graphene with microscopic crevices that allow it to fold along with the device and cover the full surface area for even, effective cooling on a foldable device.
Leica Quality Selfies
Along the sidebar holds the SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera system features a 40MP main camera (wide-angle, f/1.8), 16MP ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2), 8MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, OIS) and 3D Depth Sensing Camera. Just like the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, the camera system supports a combination of OIS and AI Image Stabilisation for super steady shots and up to 30X hybrid zoom. As an all-scenario camera system, it also supports up to ISO 204800 for capturing incredible photos in low light environments.
Effectively using the dual-screen, the Mate Xs only need one high quality camera system to double up the job for selfies, and video calls with the help of the rear screen when folded.
Drag, Drop and MultiTask
The foldable phone natively supports Multi-Window which allows for two apps to be displayed side by side and interact with each other. Text, images and documents can be transferred as easily as dragging and dropping the content from one app to the other, just like how you do it on computers.
A dock located at the bottom of the screen provides a space for you to assign apps for quick launch. When two apps are open concurrently, you may launch a third app using the Floating Window feature, which can be used to take care of small tasks such as responding to text messages without exiting the current apps.
No GMS But It’s OKAY
The HUAWEI Mate Xs runs on EMUI10.0.1, an Android Open Source Project-based operating system. It not only combines enhanced performance with improved security, but also supports the Multi-screen Collaboration feature, which is developed with Huawei’s distributed technology at its foundation. This feature breaks down the boundaries between Windows and Android devices. With this revolutionary multi-device feature, you can easily transfer files between the HUAWEI Mate Xs and a HUAWEI MateBook, as well as control two systems from a single display.
Huawei’s array of new devices may not be running Google Mobile Services, but it is not an issue. Only less than six months into the rapid expansion of apps in AppGallery store and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), Huawei had made significant improvement and no longer much of an issue to use it as a primary device. Check out our article on No GMS No PROBLEM to find out how we used the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro without much problem.
Leading Performance With 5G Connectivity
Powered by the Kirin 5G, the HUAWEI Mate Xs benefits from the full force of Huawei’s most advanced chipset. The SoC includes an octa-core CPU comprising two super-sized custom Cortex-A76 cores, two large custom Cortex-A76 cores and four small Cortex-A55 cores, running at a base clock of 2.86GHz. Graphics processing is handled by the 16-core Mali-G76 GPU, the most powerful GPU on Huawei handsets, while AI demands are supported by an NPU built on Huawei’s Da Vinci architecture.
The Kirin 990 5G SoC includes an integrated 5G modem, allowing it to simultaneously deliver powerful performance and 5G connectivity with better efficiency and lower heat output. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, as well as 5G NSA and SA. The SoC supports the full 5G spectrum and 5G+4G Dual SIM Dual Standby, ensuring care-free travels.