The Huawei Mate Xs 2, the company’s latest foldable smartphone, has landed in Europe. The new foldable is a direct successor to Huawei’s Mate Xs, which was released two years ago. The current edition keeps the main aesthetic of the previous generation but adds substantial hardware improvements like a high refresh rate display, a more durable build, upgraded cameras, and more. It was first released in China last month, and it is now available in Europe.
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 has the same wraparound screen design as previous Huawei foldable phones. Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and OPPO Find N, which fold inwards, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 folds outwards, exposing the complete screen at all times. Huawei claims that the new display is four times tougher and more durable than prior iterations.
In addition, the refresh rate has been increased from 60Hz to 120Hz. With a weight of only 255g, the Mate Xs 2 is one of the lightest foldable phones on the market. Huawei’s innovative Double-rotating Falcon Wing Hinge is used on the phone, allowing the display to lay entirely flat when unfolded.
The Mate Xs 2 is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 4G CPU from last year, as well as 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage. The phone has a 50MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP telephoto lens on the back. A dedicated selfie shooter is now available. You had to use the rear camera for video calling and selfies on the first Mate Xs.
The Mate Xs 2 has a 4,800mAh battery with 66W rapid charging capability. In terms of software, it runs Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2, which is based on AOSP. In Ben’s hands-on with the Mate Xs 2, you can learn more about the phone.
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 will be available for purchase in Europe for €1999. Huawei hasn’t provided detailed availability information yet, so we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more.
|Huawei Mate Xs 2
|Unfolded: 156.5 x 139.3 x 5.4 mm
Folded: 156.5 x 75.5 x 11.1 mm
|Folded 6.5-inch AMOLED 120Hz 1176 x 2480
Unfolded 7.8-inch AMOLED 120Hz 2200 x 2480
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
|RAM and Storage
|8GB/12GB RAM256GB/512GB storage
|Battery & Charging
|4880 mAh66W fast wired charging
|Primary: 50MP f/1.8
Secondary: 13MP ultra-wide f/2.2
Tertiary: 8MP telephoto f/2.4