Huawei is reported to launch the Mate Xs at the MWC 2020. The Mate Xs is the upgraded version of Mate X, the first foldable smartphone from the Chinese technology giant which was announced in February this year.
According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, Huawei Mate Xs will come with the latest Kirin 990 chipset, which is also the company's first chipset to support 5G capability. The company did not reveal any other specifications. Huawei announced the Kirin 990 processor at the IFA 2019. The chipset is designed to bring elevated performance, energy efficiency, AI capabilities, and photography, offering better experiences to a more extensive group of 4G smartphone users. Kirin 990 (5G) will enable end users to access superb 5G connectivity experience one step ahead in the first year of 5G commercialisation.
According to the media reports, the size of the Mate Xs will be identical to the Mate X, however, expect a far better screen and hinge along with Bluetooth 5.x and NFC support.
The Huawei Mate X comes with FullView OLED display -- at the front, there is a 6.6-inch screen and a 6.38-inch screen at the rear, which, when opened transforms into an 8-inch mini-tablet. When Mate X is folded, it transforms into a dual-screen smartphone. The Mate X features ‘Falcon Wing’ design which has over 100 patented components. The 6.6-inch screen is bigger as compared to the screen of iPhone Xs Max and the Samsung Galaxy Fold, measuring 6.5-inch and 4.6-inch, respectively.
2019 has been a tough year for Huawei as the company was banned by the US Commerce Department’s, which meant that US companies were not allowed to conduct business with the Chinese tech giant. As a result, Google announced that Huawei won’t be able to use its Android smartphone OS on its phones, which include devices sold under Huawei and Honor brands. Huawei later confirmed that the US ban on using Android licence is hurting the company badly.