Mate Xs 2: New folding smartphone from Huawei

The successor to the Mate Xs has a 7.8-inch display that can be folded outwards.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei presented its latest folding smartphone this week, the Mate Xs 2. Like the predecessor Mate Xs, the display of the Mate Xs 2 can be folded outwards. The device weighs 255 grams.

7.8 inch folding screen

When unfolded, the Mate Xs 2’s AMOLED screen measures 7.8 inches and has a resolution of 2,480 and 2,200 pixels. When folded, the smartphone has a 6.5-inch diagonal and a resolution of 2480×1176 pixels. The panel offers a refresh rate of 120 and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz.

Collector’s Edition and not 5G

The Snapdragon 888 4G SoC works in the case with an Adreno 660 GPU. 5G is not on board due to US sanctions. Buyers can choose between 256 and 512 gigabytes of internal storage, each with eight gigabytes of RAM. The Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition offers 12 gigabytes of RAM and 512 gigabytes of internal storage. This can be expanded on all devices with the Nano Memory Card from Huawei by up to 256 gigabytes.

Triple camera and HarmonyOS 2

Additional equipment includes a battery with 4,600 mAh or 4,880 mAh in the Collector’s Edition. The battery can be charged quickly with up to 66 watts. Support for the Huawei M-Pen 2s stylus is also on board. HarmonyOS 2 is used as the operating system. In addition to a selfie camera with ten megapixels, Huawei also installs a triple camera in the Mate Xs 2. This consists of a main camera with 50 megapixels, an ultra wide-angle lens with 13 megapixels and a telephoto lens with 8 megapixels and triple optical zoom.

So far only announced for China

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 has only been announced for China so far. There, the cheapest version with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of storage costs the equivalent of 1,441 euros, the version with 512 gigabytes of storage costs 1,657 euros and the Collector’s Edition the equivalent of 1,873 euros. The Huawei M-Pen 2s stylus costs 86 euros.

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