Even with the Mobile World Congress canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the manufacturer remained true to its technological calendar and revealed at its event in Barcelona its new foldable smartphone, which succeeds Mate X.
Fulfilling what Richard Yu, CEO of the company, had announced in December 2019, Mate Xs will even reach Europe in March, and Portugal is one of the countries on the list, as confirmed by SAPO TEK Tiago Flores, responsible for the area consumption in Portugal
With a price of 2,499 euros, the new smartphone arrives with the promise of a tougher design and better performance. The CEO of Huawei clarified that the chipset was upgraded to the Kirin 990 5G, promising 23% more performance than the previous version, as well as more energy savings. Also highlighted are its 8 GB of RAM and its 512 GB of storage and octaves of 5G connectivity, that is, twice the previous model. The battery also promises another 21% of autonomy, being able to charge 85% in 30 minutes.
The smartphone has a new design with regard to its hinges: the Falcon Wing Design. Mate Xs features 8 inches when opened, the rear at 6.38 inches and the front at 6.6 inches. The smartphone was built with a liquid metal based on zirconium, and promises to be 30% stronger than the titanium alloy.
At the software level, the smartphone supports the operating system EMUI 10 with Android 10. similar to all new smartphones launched following the economic embargo placed by the United States Huawei in May 2019, with the inclusion of the manufacturer in the "black list" of entities with which the country does not do business, Mate Xs does not have support for Google Mobile Services.
As far as its photographic capabilities are concerned, Mate Xs has a Leica four-lens system, including a 40 MP main, a 8 MP telephoto and an 16 MP ultra-wide, and a ToF Camera for 3D depth effect.