Huawei’s Foldable Mate XS is Official With a Better Display & Hinge


The highly anticipated successor to the Huawei Mate X foldable is finally official. Unlike its predecessor that suffered endless delays last year, the Mate XS has arrived right time with a more modern SoC, an improved hinge, and a far better cooling system.

Design and Display

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The design of the phone is usually an equivalent. When folded, the device features a 6.6-inch OLED display with a 19.5:9 ratio, whereas the rearfeatures a super tall 25:9 screen which will be used for taking selfies through the most camera. The phone unfolds to a huge 8-inch display with a screen resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels.

This display uses a 2 layer structure that adds strength to the foldable screen. it’s essentially a sandwich of two plastic films with clear adhesive between them. Huawei claims that the Mate XS’s hinge is now more dust resistant.

Just as before, the most camera setup sits on a vertical strip that’s breakaway the screen. This strip also holds a button to detach the foldable display when its docked.

Internals and Storage

The Mate XS is powered by Hisilicon’s latest and greatest SoC, the Kirin 990 5G. The chipset is paired with 8GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0. Handling the graphics is that the Mali-G76 MC16 which will handle the foremost demanding Android games at high settings with ease.


The quad-camera setup consists of a 40-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel zoom lens with AI-enabled OIS, a 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and eventually, a 3D ToF lens with depth-sensing capabilities. Unlike other foldable, these cameras also can be used for selfies and video calls because the design of the phone allows them to be used as front-facing cameras also.

Battery and Pricing

The two batteries within the Mate XS combine to form a complete of 4500 mAh. These are equipped with 55W fast charging which should be ready to agitate the device from 0 to 100% in 40 to 45 minutes.

The Huawei Mate XS will start selling globally next month for $2713.

Huawei Mate XS Specifications

  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz
  • Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP16
  • OS: Android 10.0; EMUI 10.0
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G


  • 6.6″, AMOLED, 1148 x 2480 pixels (folded), 8″ AMOLED, 2200 x 2480 pixels (unfolded)
  • Memory:
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal: 512 GB
  • Card slot: yes


  • Rear (Quad): 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
  • 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
  • TOF 3D, (depth)


  • Colors: Interstellar Blue
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 55W fast charging
  • Price: $2713
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