Huawei has announced the successor of its first foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X in the form of Mate XS. The Mate XS comes with improved display and a much more powerful processor. But the drawback is that due to the ban by the US government the phone comes without Google Services. It means you cannot access Google services like Play Store, Gmail, Google Music and many more.
Like the previous model, the phone has a 6.6-inch front screen and a 6.38-inch back screen and can unfold for a combined 8-inch display. When folded, the smartphone has a 6.38-inch screen at the back, which can be used too. The smartphone is powered by powerful Huawei’s Kirin 990 processor, paired with 8GB RAM and 512GB Storage. The Kirin 990 is much powerful and battery efficient than Kirin 980 SoC.
Mate X sports 4 camera setup with Leica technology. The setup includes a 40-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture paired with a 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a third 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth Time-of-flight sensor. The power button and fingerprint sensor are placed on the side.
The phone allows opening multiple apps at the same time. For instance, you can open YouTube on the left side of the screen, Gmail on the right side of the screen and Instagram on the floating window.
The Huawei Mate XS runs EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10. It costs EUR 2,499 and will be available from next month.