Our Hands on the King of Foldable Phones With a Cutting Edge Design, Large-screen Immersion, and Innovative Interactions
Kuwait – April 29 2020: Huawei, a brand reputed for its consumer-centric innovations and technologies introduced to the market the HUAWEI Mate Xs, its latest 5G foldable smartphone. Thanks to large-scale investments in Research & Development, amounting up to an estimated 15 billion Euro in 2019, Huawei has been able to develop smartphones with features and technologies that sets it apart. Huawei has also invested heavily in 5G, more than 4 billion USD during 2009 to 2019, for the development of chipset, material, algorithms, antenna, cooling and many more, with 20% of all 5G standard essential patents and more than 21,000 contributions, the highest in the industry. Therefore its innovative smartphones have seduced many users globally resulting in Huawei shipping more than 240 million units as of 2019 and more than 10 million 5G smartphones as of January 2020. Huawei also invested into HUAWEI AppGallery, it’s app distribution platform which now has over 400 million monthly active users since its inception in April 2018.
Foldable smartphones and 5G connectivity are all the rage today, with consumers wanting devices that give them more screen space with at faster speeds. The growth of technology has accelerated the development of such devices, introducing to the market folding displays, long-lasting batteries and even blazing fast 5G speeds. Packing some of Huawei’s latest technology in terms of design, display, performance and 5G connectivity, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to get their hands on the newly announced HUAWEI Mate Xs. A product with major technological breakthroughs, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is the result of Huawei continuing to explore into cutting-edge technologies in the growing folding smartphone market.
The Falcon Wing Design – A true innovation in foldable smartphones
The first thing that you notice is that the HUAWEI Mate Xs has taken a different route in its folding technology. The phone has a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen at the back. At the press of a button, the new mechanical hinge design allows the phone to fold outwards, giving you a massive 8-inch Edge-to-Edge HUAWEI FullView display to enjoy. This outward folding design, dubbed Falcon Wing Design, features more than 100 working parts, each of them working together for a seamless user experience. This hinge is made with a zirconium-based liquid metal which is comparable to titanium alloy. In simple terms mean that it is more durable and helps for a fully satisfying 180-degree fold. The display is coated with a protective layer of double aerospace-grade optical polyimide, a unique material that is both strong and expensive, even more than gold. Thanks to two layers of this protective coating, which is sealed together with a flexible optically clear adhesive, users are ensured enhanced durability while also paving the way for a sharper and vibrant display.
The HUAWEI Mate Xs measures 5.4mm when unfolded, making it quite comfortable to hold and use. When folded it measures just 11mm, which is perfect when it comes to storing or using as a primary phone.
Redefining everyday Multitasking
Once opened up, you get a large canvas that is capable of running multiple apps side-by-side without any hiccups. The App Multiplier feature can show two instances of the same app opened at the same time. The smart Multi-Window feature lets you work on one app on the left and a second app on the right sides of the display at the same time. Topping it off is the Floating Window feature, that lets you add a third open window as a floating overlay over the two open apps that help you perform simple tasks. To make all of this easy to understand, let us give you an example. You can have your email client open on one side and a web browser open on the other. You can copy text or images from the browser and attach them in your email. If you get a message, you can open a small floating window to quickly reply to it.
Meanwhile, the Multi-Screen Collaboration feature allows you to seamlessly connect your phone with a compatible HUAWEI MateBook. With this feature, the phone’s display is wirelessly streamed on the desktop and can be controlled with the laptop’s peripherals, allowing the control of two devices at the same time. You can even transfer files between the two devices with a simple drag and drop as well and even use the laptop’s larger display to watch videos from your phone.
Powerful 5G performance and hardware out of the box
At the heart of the HUAWEI Mate Xs lies the Kirin 990 5G chipset, which provides a lot of power at a very efficient rate.
The Kirin 990 5G chipset is the world’s first dedicated 5G chipset and delivers unprecedented 5G connectivity. The chipset also paves the way for 5G+4G Dual SIM Dual Standby. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G as well as 5G NSA and SA as well. For those of you who don’t understand what NSA and SA 5G networks mean, allow us to explain. Non-Standalone (NSA) networks are the first wave of 5G networks which is supported by existing 4G infrastructure. However, in the future there will be a switch to 5G standalone (SA) network, which is the ultimate 5G proposal with faster speeds and stable connections. This means that if you have a smartphone that only supports NSA networks, once the migration to SA takes place, phones that don’t have support for SA networks will not work. However, by supporting both NSA and SA, the HUAWEI Mate Xs will make the transition seamless, allowing for powerful 5G performance no matter the region or stage of 5G development.
Arranged into a vertical array along the sidebar is the phone’s SuperSensing 40MP Leica Quad Camera. By simply reversing the phone, you can use the main camera setup to take selfies, giving you stunning selfie shots and taking away a camera notch from the main screens. The Smart Mirror mode also allows displays a live preview of the photo on the rear screen, which means you can see how well someone else is taking a photo of you. The HUAWEI Mate Xs also comes with a 4500 mAh battery that in a revolutionary dual-battery design which provides enhanced performance and power management. You also get 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge technology that can charge the smartphone back up to 85% in just half an hour.
The all-new HUAWEI AppGallery to explore
In addition to all of this, the HUAWEI Mate Xs also comes with the all new HUAWEI AppGallery. One of the top 3 app marketplaces globally, the HUAWEI AppGallery is available in over 170 countries/regions and boasts 400 million monthly active users. It packs all popular and user-favorite apps, while also deploying a wide range of security measures that keep user data safe. Additionally apps found on the HUAWEI AppGallery are also optimized for Huawei devices.
If you are looking to get a completely unique smartphone with never-seen before folding designs, but at the same time is fashionable and functional, then look no further than the HUAWEI Mate Xs. Premium features, stunning design and powerful hardware promise you a smartphone experience like no other.
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