The Huawei Mate Xs 5G will be available to buy in Singapore form March 21, 2020. Huawei Mate Xs 5G is a reworked version of Huawei’s smartphone that unfolds into a tablet, which directly competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold rather than the South Korean firm’s newer, smaller Galaxy Z Flip folding phone.
The Huawei Mate Xs 5G is a refresh of the folding Mate X unveiled at MWC last year. It comes with a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a 4,500mAh split battery. When folded, you get a 6.6-inch almost bezel-free front display and 6.38-inch rear display.
Huawei Mate Xs 5G retains the same 8-inch display as seen last year, but with some improvements made to the display structure, which is made of two layers of aerospace-grade polymide that’s been fused together with an optically clear adhesive, which Huawei says makes it durable enough while allowing for high image quality.
AI is handled by a three-core Da Vinci NPU architecture based on two big cores and a tiny core. The chip also includes sub-6GHz 5G NSA and SA support, and 5G+4G dual sim dual standby, though it will notably only support the N41 (2.5-2.69GHz) 5G band at launch, adding additional bands in a future over-the-air update.
Huawei has also enhanced the Falcon Wing back-to-back folding design, which feels smoother and more stable than on the previous model.
Running on EMUI10, the Mate Xs 5G has a multi-window function, which allows for two apps to be displayed side-by-side – and interact with each other. In other words, text, images and documents can be transferred simply by dragging and dropping content from one app to another.
There’s also a floating window function to let users launch a third app for small tasks such as responding to text messages, without exiting the other apps.
The Mate Xs 5G also supports multi-screen collaboration, which allows for data transfer and multi-screen control between the phone and Huawei’s MateBook and MatePad Pro, by creating a mirror screen of your phone on Huawei’s laptops and tablets, and allows for an easier drag and drop.
As for its cameras, the Mate Xs 5G doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a Leica SuperSensing quad camera system comprising a 40MP SuperSensing camera, a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera and a 3D Depth Sensing camera.
It will also allow for up to 30x zoom and instead of just relying on the rear cam for selfies, the Mate Xs lets users take self-portraits using the secondary screen as well.
The Huawei Mate Xs will be available from 21 March 2020 in Singapore islandwide at all Huawei Concept Stores, selected M1 and StarHub shops, consumer electronic stores, as well as the official Lazada and Shopee flagship stores. Customers are also entitled to a 1-year warranty coverage that comes with a one-time screen replacement at 50% fees waived within the first year from date of purchase. The Mate Xs will retail for S$3,788.
While stocks last, customers will receive a free Huawei envelope leather case worth S$238, as well as a pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3 worth S$238 with every purchase of the Huawei Mate Xs.
Huawei Mate Xs 5G Specifications
Display: Unfolded – 8-inches (2480 x 2200) Folded – 6.6-inches (2480 x 1148) for the front panel, 6.38 inches (2480 x 892) for the back panel
Processor: Kirin 990 5G
RAM/Storage: 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
Rear Camera: SuperSensing Cine Camera 40 MP (Cine Camera, f/1.8 aperture) + 40 MP (SuperSensing Camera, f/1.6 aperture, OIS) + 8 MP (Telephoto Camera, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) + 3D Depth Sensing Camera Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture 3D Depth Sensing Camera
Battery: 4500 mAh (65W – Huawei superCharge, Wireless Supercharge 27W)