HUAWEI today announced the launch of its flagship foldable smartphone, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2, in the UK. Inheriting Huawei’s classic outward folding design, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 leverages its strengths of being ultra-light and ultra-thin, ultra-flat and ultra-reliable, to bring consumers the best experience.
Through the new generation Double-rotating Falcon Wing Hinge, Huawei bestowed HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 with an elegant unibody design, which boasts a flat and seamless fold. The phone is also equipped with flagship features, including an industry-leading 7.8″ True-Chroma Foldable Display and a 50MP True-Chroma Camera System that supports HUAWEI XD Optics, taking its excellent performance to new heights. Thanks to the new dynamic folding visual effect and the upgraded Smart Multi-Window, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 presents an innovative interactive experience.
Innovative materials: Ultra-light, ultra-flat and ultra-reliable
The HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 weighs only 255g, a weight that only a non-foldable phone has previously reached. This was made possible by employing innovative light materials, such as ultra-light glass fibres for the phone’s backplane, as well as aerospace-grade titanium alloys and ultra-light, high-strength steel for its structure. These ultra-light materials not only reduce the overall weight of the phone but also give the device excellent strength and fracture toughness.
HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 features the Huawei-exclusive new-generation Double-rotating Falcon Wing Hinge Design. When unfolded, the screen becomes as flat and smooth as a mirror, bringing users a more immersive foldable experience.
The hinge of the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is exquisitely built with Huawei’s self-developed ultra-light, high-strength steel, which exhibits a strong load-bearing capacity.
Finally, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a Composite Screen, which shares a similar design to anti-collision systems in cars, making it an excellent shock absorber and buffer. This shock barrier improves the phone’s flexibility and resistance to impact, giving consumers peace of mind.
Contemporary design: unique unibody design
HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a classic outward folding design, exhibiting the beauty of minimalism with its smooth fold. The linear wrapping body reveals the exquisite aesthetics of the phone’s lightweight look.
Unfolded, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 has a 7.8″ True-Chroma Foldable Display, with a 2480 x 2200. The phone also has an 8:7.1 golden ratio, delivering a more immersive visual experience. Moreover, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, as well as up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, delivering a more stunning screen display effect; whilst the anti-reflective Nano Optical Layer of the screen helps to reduce the display’s light reflectivity, bringing users a better reading experience under sunlight. With a 19:9 display ratio when unfolded, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 delivers a holding experience that is comparable to non-foldable phones.
HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 has brought another breakthrough in aesthetic design, with its first innovative 3D Fiberglass Design for more refined textures. This creates a soft touch while reducing smudges from fingerprints. The phone is available in White, with a natural leather texture. The colours and leather patterns are complementary to one another, giving a chic look. In addition, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 comes with a half-covered matching PU Case that shares the same colour as the phone, not only providing better protection but also functioning as a phone stand when required.
Flagship Technology: standout in the era of innovative technology with excellent performance
HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is packed with a 4600mAh Battery and supports the distributed 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, improving standby battery life for users. Meanwhile, the Graphene Liquid Cooling System has further enhanced heat dissipation performance. To enhance the audio-visual entertainment experience, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is equipped with ultra-thin and large-amplitude stereo sounds, which create a surround sound field and bring consumers an immersive audio experience alongside the new AI Sound Engine. HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 flagship series chip, bringing powerful performance and extraordinary experience to foldable smartphones.
Flagship HUAWEI Image creates a masterpiece
Huawei continues to invest in innovation and development, using its solid technology to form the exclusive HUAWEI Image for its consumers. The True-Chroma Camera System of HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 includes a 50MP True-Chroma Camera for capturing true-to-life colours. The improved HUAWEI XD Optics brings brand-new information recovery technology to further elevate image clarity, helping restore image details in a way that breaks the boundaries of physics. Taking full advantage of the HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro True-Chroma Image Engine, the 10-Channel Multi-Spectrum Sensor and the colour calibration of more than 2000 colours in P3 full-colour gamut, as well as all-round leading software and hardware and debugging capabilities, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 faithfully reproduces enriched colours, allowing users to accurately capture all the vibrancy in the world.
The unique Mirror Shooting smart function of HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 allows users to preview shots in real-time through the digital viewfinder of the camera on both screens simultaneously. HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 is also equipped with the new generation of AI Remove, allowing users to simply click on the selected objects for removal to edit photos easily. Meanwhile, thanks to the Telephoto Camera and Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera, distant and wide views can be easily captured in one shot.
Smart Interactions: Immersive large screen brings a new interactive experience with higher efficiency
In terms of software ecology and user experience, HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 continues to innovate and break through, bringing users more valuable experiences. It adopts the brand-new dynamic folding visual effect. When unfolded, the desktop screen will automatically expand and, when folded, the screen remains clear and smooth. The upgraded Smart Multi-Window function brings easier interactions and higher efficiency, whereas the Split-screen function supports using two applications in parallel to improve efficiency and free operation. Moreover, Swipe Gesture supports easy access and control of the floating windows, allowing multi-tasking with one quick swipe. With its large screen and coupled hands-free function, it brings an immersive communication experience during HD video calls.
HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 continues to redefine and reform industry standards. It underpins Huawei’s leadership position in delivering innovations that grant users an extraordinary product experience, making it the ideal flagship foldable smartphone.
Pricing and Availability
The HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 will be available to pre-order on the Huawei Store (white colour only, RRP: £1699.99) from 31st Aug, on sale from 12th Sep. Customers who pre-order can claim a free HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro (46mm, Black or Brown, whilst stocks last).