HUAWEI Mate Xs : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

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Right after HUAWEI announced their new Mate Xs foldable smartphone, we had exclusive access to a few of these new foldable devices… for a short time.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the HUAWEI Mate Xs, including our video preview, and two official HUAWEI promo videos!

HUAWEI Mate Xs : EVERYTHING You Need To Know!


HUAWEI Mate Xs : Improved HUAWEI Mate X!

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is basically an improved version of their first foldable smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate X.

It features the same design, with an external 8-inch foldable display, and a Leica quad-camera system. But there have been some changes internally.

New 5G Mobile Platform

Instead of pairing the Kirin 980 mobile SoC with the Balong 5000 5G chip, the HUAWEI Mate Xs uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC.

This not only reduces the amount of power used, the Kirin 990 5G also offers better CPU and NPU performance.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new flexible bionic graphite cooling system that folds with the display, and dissipates heat through both sections.

Improved Falcon Wing Mechanism

While it uses the same foldable design and foldable OLED display, the Falcon Wing mechanism has been improved somewhat.


HUAWEI Mate Xs vs Mate X : Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the new HUAWEI Mate Xs against its predecessor, the HUAWEI Mate X.

SpecificationsHUAWEI Mate XsHUAWEI Mate X
Display8-inch OLED display : 2200 x 2480 pixels
Folded main screen : 6.6-inch (1148 x 2480 pixels)
Folded secondary screen : 6.38-inch (892 x 2480 pixels)
Operating SystemEMUI 10.0.1EMUI 9.1.1
System PlatformHUAWEI Kirin 990 5GHUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPUARM Mali-G76 MP16ARM Mali-G76 MP24
NPU2 x Big Core + 1 x Tiny Core2 x Big Core
Storage512 GB internal storage
NM Card slot (Up to 256 GB)
Front CameraNone
Rear CamerasLeica Quad Camera System
– 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
– 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
– 8 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
– ToF camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity5G NR : Sub 6 GHz
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C
Fingerprint SensorYes, Side Mounted
Other SensorsGyroscope, Compass, Proximity,
Gravity, Hall, Infrared, Ambient Light,
Barometer, Colour Temperature
Battery4,500 mAh battery
55W fast charging
Dimensions78.5 mm wide
161.3 mm tall
11 mm thick
Weight300 g


HUAWEI Mate Xs : Price + Availability

HUAWEI did not reveal when the Mate Xs would be available, but they confirmed that it has a MSRP of €2,499, which works out to roughly US$2,699 / £2,899 / A$3,999 / S$3,699 / RM 10,999.


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