Huawei launches foldable Mate XS 2 priced at RM7,999; pre-orders start June 3


The bigger display means the device can support multitasking for two applications at the same time using a Split-screen function. — Huawei

Huawei unveiled its latest foldable smartphone, the Mate XS 2, at a launch event in Kuala Lumpur today (May 19).

The device comes with the company’s Falcon Wing double-rotating design, where the screen size goes from 6.5in to 7.8in when unfolded. It also comes in a True-Chroma foldable OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate.

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The bigger display means the device can support using two applications in parallel using a Split-screen function. It can also support high resolution video calls to up to 12 participants on MeeTime, Huawei’s proprietary video and call service.

The company says the latest model is lightweight at 255g with slimmer design and thickness measuring at 5.4mm when unfolded and 111.1m when folded. The device is also built with Composite Screen where the company claims that the material helps to improve the device’s shock resistance.

The device comes with three rear cameras starting with a 50-megapixel True-Chroma camera, 13-megapixel 120° ultra wide angle camera and 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The company claims that its XD Fusion Pro True-Chroma Image Engine comes with a P3 colour gamut, 10-channel multi-spectrum sensor, and 2,000+ colour adjustments features which allow users to capture vibrant images with more details. It also supports 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom.

For selfies, there is a 10.7-megapixel camera with ultra wide angle and a mirror shooting mode to let users preview their images on a secondary display. Other features include slow-motion and panorama.

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Under the hood, the device runs on Snapdragon 888 4G and Emui 12 with 8GB RAM and 512GB memory space which can be expanded. The device is also equipped with a 4,600mAh battery capacity with 66W SuperCharge capabilities. The company claims that users can achieve 90% charge in 30 minutes.

Users can also download apps from the Huawei AppGallery which offers a wide range of choices such as MAE, Malaysia Airlines and The Star ePaper. The company adds that users can take advantage of the device’s foldable screen design to experience apps such as Petal Mapps and Search on a bigger display.

Priced at RM7,999, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 is available in two colours namely Black with crosshatch leather texture and White with natural leather texture. Pre-orders, which will be available from June 3 to 23, come with free gifts including a Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro and Huawei Mobile Services worth up to RM1,400.

Other products announced by Huawei at the event today include the Huawei P50 for RM2,999 and Huawei Nova Y70 for RM699. The company also announced a new pricing for the Huawei P50 Pro which is now priced at RM3,699 compared to RM4,199. More details are available on Huawei’s official website.

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