Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phone launched in the global market, price starting at €1999

By Dhriti Datta | Published 19 May 2022 12:00 IST
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Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phone launched in the global market, price starting at €1999

Huawei recently stormed the Chinese smartphone market with its latest foldable phone – the Huawei Mate Xs 2. Now, at the company's global event, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 has been announced for imminent launch in the global market. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 comes packing a gargantuan 7.8-inch foldable OLED panel with 120 Hz refresh rate support. In its unfolded state, the phone somewhat resembles regular candy bar-style phones. The display, in the folded state, is a manageable 6.5-inches. Huawei also announced several smartwatches and fitness trackers at this event, but, naturally, the foldable wonder – the Huawei Mate Xs 2 – was the star of the show.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2: Specifications and features

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC which is paired with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage. The phone only comes in one storage configuration and the memory can be expanded by up to 256 GB via microSD card. As mentioned before, the phone features a 6.5-inch display when folded that expands to a 7.8-inch OLED panel in its unfolded state. The display's resolution is 2480 x 2200 pixels when unfurled, and 2480 x 1176 when folded. You get 120 Hz refresh rate support and 240 Hz touch sampling rate.

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Moving on to optics, the phone features a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultrawide shooter and finally, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS. The selfie camera is a 10-megapixel shooter. Fueling the phone is a 4,600 mAh battery with 66 W fast charging support. Huawei claims that the charger can juice the phone up to 90 per cent in merely 30 minutes. 

Despite being a large smartphone, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 weighs only 255g. The Huawei Mate Xs weighed 300g and the Mate X2 weighed 295g, so there's a significant improvement in terms of weight. Lastly, the phone runs EMUI 12 out of the box.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2: Price and availability

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is priced at €1,999 in the European market for the solitary 8 GB + 512 GB variant. The device comes in three colour variants – Black, White and Violet. It will be available to purchase in June.

In addition to the foldable phone – the Huawei Mate Xs 2, the company also launched the smartwatches and fitness bands including the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro. The watch runs Huawei's proprietary HarmonyOS 2 and comes equipped with various features such as temperature monitoring, SpO2 tracking, 5ATM water resistance, and more.

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