After MWC 2020 getting cancelled, Huawei decided to go ahead with its planned launch event but instead of having a physical event, the Chinese giant organised a Virtual Press Event to launch its new devices.
Among many devices launched during the event, one of them was Huawei Mate Xs — second foldable smartphone from the company and an upgraded variant of its first such device, Huawei Mate X.
Compared to the usual retail box that comes with the smartphone, the box that Huawei is offering with the Mate Xs seems a bit different. Here’s the unboxing experience of the phone detailed.
Huawei Mate XS$2,703.00
The Huawei Mate Xs comes in a big square-shared Black colored box which can be opened through a magnetic flap. When opened, you are presented with the Mate Xs foldable smartphone in an unfolded position, wrapped in a plastic sheet.
Removing that layer from the box presents three compartments that houses different accessories that the Chinese giant offers, which includes a plastic protective case or frame, a charger, data cable, collar clip, and earphones.
Coming to the smartphone, in an unfolded mode, the Huawei Mate Xs has a thin 8-inch display with a thickness of just 5.4mm. When closed, the phone offers 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch displays along with a comfortable grip to hold the device on hand.
Similar to its predecessor, the camera module has been placed on the grip-bar. The four camera sensors are placed vertically along with an LED flash from the top of the grip bar while there’s Huawei branding at the lower side. At the bottom, there’s a USB Type-C port for charging the smartphone.
The Huawei Mate Xs comes with some improvements over its predecessor. The device features an upgraded hinge structurer and an enhanced cooling system and more importantly, comes powered by the latest Kirin 990 5G chipset.
The Mate Xs possesses a dual layer structure over the 8-inch foldable OLED display that offers a screen resolution of 2200 x 2480 pixels. The frontal 6.6-inch screen offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the screen portion on the rear, a 6.38-inch display offers a tall aspect ratio of 25:9.
The camera setup of the device includes a 40-megapixel main lens, an 8-meapixel telephoto shooter with OIS, 16-megapixel ultrawide lens and a ToF sensor. It does not feature a front-facing camera as the main camera module works as the front-facing module as well with the rear screen viewfinder for shooting selfies.
Along with the Huawei’s own Kirin 990 5G chipset, the device comes packed with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs the latest Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box with EMUI 10 user interface and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) instead of Google’s services. It comes powered by a 4,500mAh battery which also supports 55W fast charging technology. More