Huawei: Tech giant introduces foldable smartphone, boosts user privacy and security

Dubbed as the "multitasking master," the Mate XS has a multi-window function that divides the 8-inch wide screen into two independent task interfaces.

Huawei, one of the world’s leading smartphone brands, is introducing its newest flagship product which intends to answer the photography and multitasking needs of its users.

Meet the unprecedented in the second-generation foldable Mate XS, a 5G-ready smartphone powered by a Kirin 990 chipset that gives a seamless user experience.

Dubbed as the “multitasking master,” the Mate XS has a multi-window function that divides the 8-inch wide screen into two independent task interfaces. With this, there is no time wasted in switching apps because it allows users to make notes while checking their messages and reviewing their photo album while updating their social media status. There is also a designed dock to incorporate their favorite apps in a shortcut menu so they can activate a floating window for a quick action. 

The Mate XS has two screens—a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. It is also ideal for photography due to its 40 MP Supersensing Leica Quad main camera, 16 MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens camera, 6 MP Telephoto camera, and 3D Depth Sensing Camera. It allows users to capture the beauty and brilliance of a subject no matter how far or close, dark or bright, and grand or small it is. 

It also adopts the Falcon Wing Design—from a folded and sleek smartphone that fits perfectly in the palm and pocket, it can turn to an 8-inch view tablet when flipped open. With this, users can see more at once with its FullView Display that gives immense details and vivid colors everywhere on the screen. Its power button is also designed to integrate fingerprint recognition, allowing a gentle touch on the side to wake up or unlock the phone securely in a split second.

This dual-sim card smartphone also has an innovative cooling system made up of flexible bionic graphite that rises to the dual challenges of foldability and balanced dissipation. Through this, users can stream or download ultra-HD videos at high speeds, play graphic intensive 3D games, and dive into the thrills of the 5G world without breaking a sweat. It also has an outstanding battery life with its 4500 mAh5 large-capacity battery that can charge up to 86% in just 30 minutes. 

Aside from these innovative features, the Mate XS also aims to build a secure and private user experience through its official app distribution platform, AppGallery. 

“‘Privacy, under your control’ has always been at the heart of our philosophy. We place privacy protection and cyber security as the top priorities of all our business operations and strictly implement them in all phases of our products. We also have the strictest privacy and cyber security solutions in HUAWEI AppGallery,” said Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu. 

The AppGallery comes with full-cycle security and protection, including developer real-name verification and four-step review process for secure app operation. All apps go through a stringent verification test to prevent malicious activity from developers’ apps. It has an age-rating system to create a safe environment for children, filtering out apps that are not suitable for their age range.

It also deploys the highest level of verification to isolate and protect users’ sensitive data and privacy. Personally-sensitive information such as biometric data will never be processed outside the Huawei device, giving the user complete control over their personal data. Its EMUI also lets the users have control over app user permission and makes user data anonymous and locally stored, corresponding to each user’s region.

The AppGallery, being the third biggest app marketplace globally with hundreds of millions of users worldwide, lays a solid foundation for the development of the Huawei ecosystem. It provides its users with numerous app services such as news, social media, entertainment and more, all searchable with a simple and smooth browsing experience. More