The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro were released in the summer, but according to the latest online claims, a third, more interesting member will be joining the family soon. The foldable that we previously thought would debut as the Mate V will now be known as the Huawei P50 Pocket and will be unveiled on December 23.
Like the Galaxy Z Flip3 and the Motorola Razr, it will have a clamshell vertical fold design factor.
Several claims regarding the phone have surfaced, including 3D renderings with a large cover screen and two vertical cameras.
The new phone is being dubbed a “winter flagship,” and we’re expecting some surprises because Huawei has never released a phone this late in the year. According to rumors, a heat pipe that can bend will boost performance by improving heat management.
We’ll also see if the phone has a Kirin 9000 processor or if Huawei opts for a Snapdragon SoC.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 is now official, starting at €1999
It keeps the old design but with few upgrades.
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.
|Specification||Huawei Mate Xs 2|
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 156.5 x 139.3 x 5.4 mm|
Folded: 156.5 x 75.5 x 11.1 mm
|Display||Folded 6.5-inch AMOLED 120Hz 1176 x 2480|
Unfolded 7.8-inch AMOLED 120Hz 2200 x 2480
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G|
|RAM and Storage||8GB/12GB RAM256GB/512GB storage|
|Battery & Charging||4880 mAh66W fast wired charging|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 50MP f/1.8|
Secondary: 13MP ultra-wide f/2.2
Tertiary: 8MP telephoto f/2.4
|Front Camera(s)||32MP f/2.4|
Vivo X Fold appears in its first official video
This is something exciting!
The Vivo X Fold will be released on April 11th, and the brand is cranking up its teaser campaign in advance. Vivo’s future foldable device has been revealed for the first time.
A Zeiss-branded quad-cam arrangement, a vegan leather back panel, and a folding inner display with a tiny crease are all visible in a 30-second advertising film.
Vivo also unveiled its first tablet, dubbed the vivo Pad, at the same time. It’ll be really tiny, and it’ll debut alongside the vivo X Fold. A dual camera, four speakers, and OriginOS Ocean visual cues can all be seen on the back of the phone.
In mid-April, we anticipate seeing the vivo X Note smartphone. This phone will include a large 7-inch display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. We can only pray that none of these devices make it out of China.
Honor proudly teases its first foldable, the Magic V
A specific launch date has yet to be disclosed.
The image shows a telltale hinge between the device’s two halves. The “folding flagship is going to be released,” according to the Weibo post, but no specific launch date has been revealed and Honor has declined to comment.
Honor has long expressed a desire to release a foldable device. As early as 2019, Honor CEO George Zhao told CNET that he was interested in developing a foldable under the Honor brand, but that the smartphone would be too pricey for Honor’s younger target market. In June of this year, it was revealed that the company was working on such a device, with foldable display panels supplied by BOE and Visionox.
There isn’t much information on the actual shape of the Honor Magic V, but according to The Elec, it could sport an 8.03-inch folding inner display paired with a 6.45-inch exterior screen. This points to a device similar to Samsung’s Z Fold devices (which unfurl from a phone form factor into a tablet) rather than its Z Flip devices (a phone that folds to become more compact). That’s also the form factor employed by Honor’s former parent firm, Huawei, with the Mate X2, but it’s unknown how similar Honor’s future products will be now that it’s been independent for a year.
Honor joins a growing list of businesses that have developed or plan to introduce their own foldables. Samsung and Huawei were early entrants, but foldables from Xiaomi, Motorola, and Oppo, which formally introduced its Find N phone earlier this month, have lately appeared. In addition to Honor, Google is reported to be aiming to launch up to two foldables of its own in the near future.
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