Huawei unveils its latest foldable smartphone, the Mate Xs 2

Huawei has just announced its latest foldable phone. The Mate Xs 2, of its small name, continues on the generation of its predecessors with a screen on the outside that unfolds to adopt a tablet format.

Huawei persists and signs in the world of foldable smartphones. At an event that took place in China on April 28, 2022, the brand unveiled its Mate Xs 2, the latest ultra-high-end phone to come out of its factories. The successor to the Mate Xs (which itself succeeded Huawei’s first foldable, the Mate X) retains the atypical design of its range with a screen on the outside that unfolds.

Technical sheet

If in appearance the mobile has not changed radically compared to previous generations, the Chinese manufacturer has filed all the latest advances to make its phone a technological reference. In the program :

  • A 6.5-inch OLED screen when folded and 7.8 inches when unfolded
  • An image refresh rate of 120 Hz
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G mobile chip
  • 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of storage
  • Three photo modules on the back:
    • 50 Mpx and f/1.8 aperture for the main
    • 13 Mpx and f / 2.2 for the ultra wide-angle
    • 8 Mpx and f/2.4 for the “zoom”
  • A front module integrated into the 32 Mpx screen and f/2.4 aperture
  • A 4880 mAh battery
  • A USB-C port that supports charging at 66W

In terms of design, the main difference lies in the fact that the Xs 2 is equipped with a 10.7 Mpx front photo module integrated directly into the screen in the form of a punch. On the other hand, because of the embargo imposed by the United States against Huawei, the manufacturer cannot embed a 5G chip in its mobile. As a result, the Xs 2 is limited to 4G. The phone runs HarmonyOS 2, Huawei’s in-house mobile operating system, since the company is barred from using Android, again due to US sanctions.

The mobile is sold for 9999 yuan in China (about 1438 € in gross conversion). But the device has almost no chance of arriving in France, Huawei still being limited by its inability to use the Google OS.

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