Today after the official announcement of the Huawei Mate Xs, the new revised foldable phone from Huawei has been listed on a major Swiss retailer’s website. The foldable smartphone is going on pre-order starting March 2 while units will ship two weeks later on March 16. The foldable device retails for CHF 2,499 ($2,563/€2,356).
Yesterday, the company also confirmed the arrival of the Mate Xs on Huawei’s domestic market in China. There, the handset will cost CNY 16,999 and will land only on March 5. Considering the start of Chinese shipments, customers in Switzerland can expect to receive it a few days, or weeks later.
The listing wants to avoid possible misunderstandings and mentions the lack of Google Mobile Services. Instead, we have Huawei’s suite of apps in the form of HMS. We are curious to see if global customers will mod this foldable device in the future to make it run Google Applications.
Huawei Mate Xs specifications
The Huawei Mate XS is more than a mere foldable screen, it has the characteristics of a flagship of 2020. It now incorporates Huawei’s SoC Kirin 990 5G. Here is the list of the smartphone specifications.
- 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 OLED display when folded, 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) OLED 25:9 display for back panel, 8-inch (2480 x 2200 pixels) OLED 8:7.1 display when unfolded
- Kirin 990 5G (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz) processor with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit)
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
- Android 10 with EMUI 10.0.1, HMS
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)
- 40MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2.5cm macro, 8MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom, OIS, Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dual Speakers
- Dimensions: 161.3 x 78.5 (146.2 unfolded) x 5.4-11mm; Weight: 300g
- 5G Multi-mode,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) (wave2), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NFC, USB Type-C (GEN1)
- 4500mAh (2250mAh x 2 ) battery with 55W SuperCharge