Following a long path of rumors and leaks, we now have an official announcement from Huawei regarding its latest foldable: the Huawei Mate XS 2 will be arriving to Europe.
The second-generation foldable marks an improvement from its predecessor in terms of display, design and more. For example, one of the highlights is the Falcon Wing double rotation hinge, which allowed Huawei to hide the central fold that plagues so many foldable smartphones have to deal with, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Huawei’s device features a 7.8-inch True Chroma display with a 2480 x 2200px resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. A Nano Optical Layer anti-reflective coating is also present on the display, allowing for better readability outdoors.
When folded up, the panel shrinks down to 6.5 inches. Overall, the device weighs 255 grams thanks to the lightweight materials that have been used to build its body. That is not a lot for a folding smartphone – its predecessor, the Mate XS weighs 300 grams while the Mate XS, 295 grams.
The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 88 4G chipset and an 8GB RAM and 512GB storage combination. In addition to that, a Graphene Liquid cooling system will help keep the phone from overheating.
We have HarmonyOS 2.0 in the mix as well as support for the M-Pen stylus.
The phone has a 4,600mAh battery with 66W SuperCharge support. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.
In the camera sector we’ll find a 50 + 13 + 8MP combination on the back, with ultra-wide angle and 3x telephoto. The combination of Huawei XD Optics and XD Fusion Pro allows the camera to capture more real colors, thanks also to the 10-channel multi-spectrum sensor.
The 10MP front camera on the other hand, is enclosed in a punch-hole cutout set up on the top right side of the screen.
The phone comes in only two colors: Black, with a hatched leather texture and White with a natural leather texture.
It will be available for purchase as of June, starting with Germany, with a price tag of € 1,999.