Huawei introduced the Mate XS: Flex smartphone for the price of two iPhone 11

Mate the XS is an improved foldable smartphone with fast processor Kirin 990 and performing a screen

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Huawei представила Mate XS: гибкий смартфон по цене двух iPhone 11

Huawei Mate XS worth $ 2,700

A year after the company announced the release of its foldable Mate X, Huawei is back with the successor to XS Mate. Although the device looks very similar to the original smartphone of 2019, the Chinese manufacturer claims that the novelty is more durable display and a new mechanism of the hinge. Mate the XS is also equipped with a faster processor Kirin 990.

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Unfortunately, due to trade disputes Huawei and the United States, the smartphone will not be issued from any applications or services Google, that is not going to have access to the Google Play store. In March, the novelty will be on “global markets” outside China, at a price of 2249 euros, or $ 2,700, which is almost 2.5 times more expensive iPhone 11.

Huawei says that this time Mate XS uses a four-tier design of the screen, which should make it more reliable. On the top there are two layers of polyimide films that have been glued with transparent glue. Below is a flexible OLED display. Next is a more soft polymer layer, which acts as a cushion and the final layer, to connect it with the main body of the device. However, it’s still a fully plastic design: there’s no glass, similar to that used in the Galaxy Z Flip from Samsung. Huawei also claims that they have improved the design of the loop, stating that it needs to be smoother and more durable compared to original Mate X.

Huawei представила Mate XS: гибкий смартфон по цене двух iPhone 11

Huawei Mate XS

These two improvements may seem iterative, but they decide the key issues that were raised relatively early and relatively untested folding devices. In addition to the serious problems faced by Samsung Galaxy Fold last year, one reviewer found that the Motorola Razr is experiencing difficulties after a week of use the screen begins to literally fall apart at the bending place.

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In addition to the specific folding elements of the device, there are some minor performance improvements that are felt appropriate, given the ” S ” suffix device. Was integrated with a more powerful processor Kirin Kirin 980 990 instead of u Mate X, which means that he now has a built-in modem 5G. Huawei also said that they have redesigned the cooling system of the phone.

Huawei представила Mate XS: гибкий смартфон по цене двух iPhone 11

Huawei Mate XS

As for the software, then, according to Huawei, the Mate XS can simultaneously display up to three apps: one with the left side of the display, one to the right and the third in a floating window. You can also open two instances of the same application simultaneously, for example, two chat in Viber for different phone numbers. Huawei has confirmed that the device runs on the latest version of the Android open source mobile Huawei services instead of Google services.

Huawei представила Mate XS: гибкий смартфон по цене двух iPhone 11

Huawei Mate XS

Otherwise, the device has characteristics similar to the original Mate X. the device received the battery capacity of 4500 mAh, like its predecessor, and the hardware camera still consists of a basic 40-megapixel camera f/1.8, 8 MP lens, f/2.4 ultra wide angle camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels f/2.2 and a 3D ToF camera. Characteristics of the screen and overall form factor was also unchanged. 8-inch screen is still formed around the outer side of the device while the main screen, as before, is 6.6 inches when folded.

Huawei представила Mate XS: гибкий смартфон по цене двух iPhone 11

Huawei Mate XS

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