Singapore Expected to Get the Foldable HUAWEI Mate Xs in March 2020

In an event streamed online today, Huawei announces a few products. One of the most anticipated is the HUAWEI Mate Xs, the successor of the HUAWEI Mate X. The HUAWEI Mate Xs is expected to be available in Singapore from March 2020.

With the fear of the COVID-19 worldwide, this event is streamed online from Barcelona, Spain. In this virtual launch event, the highlights are definitely the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

So what has changed since 1 year ago after HUAWEI announces its first foldable device? Let us dive in.

HUAWEI Mate Xs Highlights

It is still maintaining its 8-inch display (full screen).

However, it has improved the durability of the flexible display with double layer Optical Polyimide.

The hinge has also been improved. The Falcon Wing Design is now having a fanciful material like Zirconium-based Liquid Metal which Huawei says is 30% harder than Titanium Alloy. I already love the sound of it.

The processor has been upgraded to a single 5G SoC which in simple terms, means that they combine the 5G chip and the processor into a single one. And it has upgraded the processor to Kirin 990 5G (from the previous Kirin 980).

It is now using 7nm technology to built this Kirin 990 5G chip which, based on Huawei’s presentation, is a lot better than the competition.

Huawei has also upgraded its antenna to receive 8 5G bands as compared to last year’s HUAWEI Mate X with just 4 5G bands.

This is no surprise. Huawei has been leading the 5G for the longest time. With the HUAWEI Mate Xs, you are expecting no less in terms of 5G speed.

If you are worried about the battery life in this large-screen device, Huawei has improved it further with a 21% longer battery life than the predecessor.

There is no change to the charging capability. You are getting a 55W SuperCharge. 40W is already very fast. 55W is a dream (at least for me now).

When it comes to cameras, Huawei is putting the Leica brand on the HUAWEI Mate Xs with 4 cameras (3 + 1 ToF camera).

I love this Multi-Window Design. You can multi-task not only by having two apps side by side, you can also bring one more app floating above them.

Check this out. 3 different apps on the same screen.

Finally, the moment you have been waiting for. The retail price for the HUAWEI Mate Xs is 2,499 Euro with the 8GB+512GB configuration.

Based on Huawei Singapore, Singapore is expected to receive the HUAWEI Mate Xs in March 2020. I will update you guys again once I have the details.

Check Out the intro video of the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

Here are the full Specifications if you are interested.

Specifications of HUAWEI Mate Xs

Size

  • Width: 78.5 mm
  • Height: 161.3 mm
  • Depth: 11 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 300 g (including the battery)

*The product size, product weight, and related specifications are theoretical values only. Actual measurements between individual products may vary.

Color

  • Interstellar blue

Display

  • Size:
    • Unfolded: 8 inches
    • Folded: Main screen: 6.6 inches
    • Secondary screen: 6.38 inches

*With a rounded corners design on the display, the diagonal length of the screen is measured according to the standard rectangle (the actual viewable area is slightly smaller).

  • Colour: 16.7 million colours
  • Type: OLED
  • Resolution:
    • Unfolded: 2480 x 2200
    • Folded: Main screen: 2480 x 1148
    • Secondary screen: 2480 x 892

*With a rounded corners design on the display, the resolution of the screen is measured according to the standard rectangle (the effective pixels are slightly less).

Processor

  • CPU:
    • HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
    • Octa-core Processor
    • 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz
  • GPU: 16-Core Mali-G76
  • NPU: Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)

Operating System

  • EMUI 10.0.1 (Based on Android 10)

Memory

  • 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM

*The available internal storage may be smaller as part of the internal storage is occupied by software. Actual memory space may change due to app updates, user operations, and other related factors.

  • External Memory Support:
    • NM SD Card, up to 256 GB *sold separately
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Camera

  • Rear Camera:
    • Leica Quad Camera:
    • 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS), HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
    • Supports autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization).

*In different photo modes, the number of pixels may be slightly different, please refer to the actual situation.

*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.

  • Front Camera:
    • The rear camera doubles as the front camera after the phone is folded.

*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.

Battery

  • 4500 mAh (Typical Value)

*The capacity is 2250 mAh (Typical Value) x 2

  • 4400 mAh (Rated Value)

*The capacity is 2200 mAh (Rated Value) x 2

**Typical Value. Actual capacity may vary slightly.
This capacity is the nominal battery capacity. The actual battery capacity for each individual phone may be slightly above or below the nominal battery capacity.

***Non-removable battery. Removing the battery may cause damage to the device. To replace or repair the battery, please visit an authorized HUAWEI Service Centre.

Charging

  • HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 55 W)

*HUAWEI SuperCharge cable and charger is required.

Network

  • Primary SIM card:
    • 5G NR: N38 / N41 (2515 ~ 2690 MHz) / N77 / N78 / N79 / N1 / N3 / N28(TX: 703 – 733 MHz,RX: 758 – 788 MHz)
    • 4G FDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 26 / 28 / 32
    • 4G TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
    • 3G WCDMA: Bands 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 19
    • 2G GSM: Bands 2 / 3 / 5 / 8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
  • Secondary SIM card:
    • 4G FDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 26 / 28
    • 4G TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
    • 3G WCDMA: Bands 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 19
    • 2G GSM: Bands 2 / 3 / 5 / 8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)

*In Dual SIM version, either card slot can be set to accommodate the primary or secondary SIM card.

*Functions available on the live network depend on the situations of carrier’s network and related services deployment.

*The current version only supports N41 (2515 – 2690 MHz) / N78 on 5G. Support for other frequency bands will be included in later releases pushed over HOTA.

*The Initial commercial version supports N41 (2515 – 2690 MHz) / N78 on 5G, Support for other frequency bands will be enable in later releases pushed over HOTA, The HOTA time and capability may vary depends on region and country.

Connectivity

  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC
  • USB: Type-C,USB 3.1 GEN1*

*This function should be used with the USB 3.1 GEN1 cable (non-standard USB cable, need to be purchased separately) that supports this function.
*The inbox USB cable supports USB 2.0.

  • Earjack: Type-C earjack
  • Others: PC Data Synchronisation

Location

  • GPS (L1 + L5 dual band) / AGPS / Glonass / BeiDou / Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band) / QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band)

NFC

  • Read Write mode / Peer to Peer mode / Card Emulation mode (payment by *SIM card, or HCE) is supported.

*SIM card only support SIM 1 slot.

*Payment by SIM card is only available for SIM 1 slot.

Sensors

  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Colour Temperature Sensor
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side edge)

Audio

  • *.mp3、*.mp4、*.3gp、*.ogg、*.amr、*.aac、*.flac、*.wav、*.midi

Video

  • *.3gp、*.mp4

In the Box

  1. Phone (battery and protective film included) x 1
  2. Quick Start Guide x 1
  3. Type-C digital headset x 1
  4. Charger (EU) x 1
  5. Type-C Cable x 1
  6. Eject pin x 1
  7. Folding Protective Case x 1
  8. Warranty card x 1 Dependent on market
  9. Precautions card x 1
  10. Folding Protective Case Installation Guide x 1

*May vary in different markets. Subject to the actual product.

You can check out the full details with the link below.

Click Here to Check Out HUAWEI Mate Xs

If you would like, here is the Press Release

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Press Release

Huawei launches HUAWEI Mate Xs

Building on the critically acclaimed HUAWEI Mate X, the new foldable device is now improved with a more powerful SoC and unique mechanical hinge design

BARCELONA, 24 February 2020 – During a virtual press conference themed “TOGETHER, Connecting Possibilities,” Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) launched the HUAWEI Mate Xs, the next evolution of the revolutionary HUAWEI Mate X foldable handset. Packed full of Huawei’s newest technology, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is considered Huawei’s most high-end device featuring the Kirin 990 5G SoC and an improved Falcon Wing Design, delivering powerful performance and a seamless user experience across smartphone and tablet modes.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said “The HUAWEI Mate X was our first foray into the foldable category and it set the standard for the industry. The HUAWEI Mate Xs is raising the bar further with even more powerful connectivity and integrated user experiences. It’s the fastest 5G smartphone of its class. Prepare to meet the unprecedented – again.”

Unfold limitless possibilities

The HUAWEI Mate Xs delivers a true FullView experience with an 8-inch outwards-folding display enabled by the new mechanical hinge design. First deployed on the HUAWEI Mate X, the Falcon Wing design features more than 100 interlocking parts working in perfect harmony 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.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs is equipped with a flexible display featuring an innovative two-layer polymer structure. The foldable display is 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.

Folded, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is a powerful dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. Unfolded, the smartphone becomes an 8-inch tablet that delivers a viewing experience across a myriad of work and play scenarios unrivalled by that of any other smartphone.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs includes a Flying Fish Fin Cooling System that is designed for the foldable form factor. This unique cooling system 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.

Designed especially for the HUAWEI Mate Xs’ slim form factor, the bespoke 5G antenna system exemplifies Huawei’s expertise in telecommunications technology. A result of a lengthy R&D process, the antenna design ensures high speed, stable connectivity on the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

Leading performance and 5G connectivity

Powered by the Kirin 990 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[1].

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[2] and 5G+4G Dual SIM Dual Standby, ensuring care-free travels.

Continuing Huawei’s heritage of curating best in class camera systems, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is bestowed with a true flagship camera system. Arranged into a vertical array along the sidebar, 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. 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.  

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The HUAWEI Mate Xs revolutionises the selfie category, allowing the user to take full advantage of the quad-camera system that would traditionally only benefit images shot from the rear of a device. However, by simply reversing the HUAWEI Mate Xs, consumers can use the secondary screen for selfie shots. Furthermore, taking portraits is even more interactive, allowing the subject and photographer to work in unison to develop beautifully styled and captured shots.

Multi-tasking re-invented

The HUAWEI Mate Xs has the ability to transform into a much larger digital canvas thanks to the fold being secured by a physical clasp that can be unfastened at will with an accessible button on the sidebar. This offers more space for users to customise the experience to suit their needs.

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.

A dock located at the bottom of the screen provides a space for users to assign apps for quick launch. When two apps are open concurrently, users 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.

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, users can easily transfer files between the HUAWEI Mate Xs and a HUAWEI MateBook, as well as control two systems from a single display.

Launched with HUAWEI AppGallery

The HUAWEI Mate Xs will be one of the first Huawei devices to launch with a revamped HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform.

HUAWEI AppGallery opens the door to a world of quality global apps that tap into the unique capabilities Huawei devices have on offer – such as HiAI and unique connectivity, media, system and security capabilities – as well as apps that users have come to love.

Pricing and availability in Singapore to be revealed in the coming weeks.

About Huawei Consumer BG
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fourteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on over 32 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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[1] Theocratical value. Data obtained from Huawei labs. Tests conducted under specific testing criteria. Actual experience may vary by products, software, usage scenario and various environmental factors. For reference only. 

[2] HUAWEI Mate Xs supports only the N41 (2515-2690MHz) 5G band at launch. Support for N38, N77, N79, N1, N28 (TX:703-733MHz; RX:758-788MHz) will be enabled by a future update, which will be available via HOTA.