Huawei announced the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone last year. Unfortunately, the phone was never released. It was met with several delays as Huawei went back to the drawing board in an attempt to avoid the pitfalls the Samsung encountered, but to date it has yet to be released.
So you can imagine our surprise when Huawei has since announced its second foldable phone, the Huawei Mate Xs. On the surface, the phone is more or less identical to its predecessor, but according to Huawei, they have made improvements to the phone’s overall construction where they are using a quad-layer construction design that should make it more durable.
There will also be two layers of protective film bonded together on top of the phone’s OLED screen that should, in theory, make it a bit more resistant. Under the hood is where Huawei has made most of the changes. The phone will now come with a newer Kirin 990 chipset with support for 5G, so this will be a faster model compared to its predecessor.
Huawei will continue to utilize the same 8-inch display (6.6-inches when folded), a 4,500mAh battery, and the same camera setup, but it will now be priced higher at €2,499. Huawei plans to release the new Mate Xs globally next month, so it could be worth keeping an eye out for if you’re interested in it (and have the cash to spare).