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Huawei Mate XS 2 is coming and it is different this time!

Huawei has just announced the launch of its new Huawei Mate XS 2 with the above invite image. The new phone is coming on April 28th in China.

The official poster released by Huawei on Weibo post teases the design of the Mate XS 2. The silhouette of the device suggests that it will have a design similar to the previous Mate XS model. The poster has the tagline “Folding flagship and the latest product launch event”. The Weibo post shared the poster with the message – “The “face” worth seeing”.

The Backstory

Samsung Galaxy Fold was the first foldable phone from a major manufacturer. Then Huawei entered with its own foldable phone in February 2019 with Huawei Mate X. The phone however had an out-folding phone design. Huawei Mate XS was launched in 2020 as an updated edition, again with an out-folding design.

Huawei Mate XS
Huawei Mate XS

The company also launched two other models with in-folding designs.: Mate X2 and Mate X2 4G.

Huawei Mate XS 2

The teaser poster says that the new Huawei Mate XS 2 will launch on April 28th at 7 PM in China.

The rumour mill is abuzz saying that Mate XS 2 may feature an updated hinge mechanism. The last model Mate XS had issues with battery life. The model also felt like a prototype. We hope that the new Mate XS 2 will be more polished. than its predecessor.

If the design is out-folding, as the speculation is, this would be the first out-folding foldable phone since 2020. All other manufacturers like Samsung, Honor, Oppo and Vivo launch an in-folding design for their foldable phones.

The in-folding form factor has many benefits. It protects foldable displays from scratches and other damage. But there have been advancements with more durable ultra-thin glass displays in the last two years. This should improve the durability of an out-folding foldable phone.

The launch, however, will most likely only be in the China market. Most Chinese manufacturers have only been launching the foldables in the domestic market.

Other rumours

A popular tech portal, MyFixGuide, mentions that a recently listed Huawei 4G phone PAL-AL00 may actually be the Huawei Mate XS 2. This listing shows a Kirin 9000 chipset with Harmony OS.

Huawei Mate XS
Huawei Mate XS

Ahead of the launch on April 28th, a Chinese tipster leaked the design and key features of the device. Here’s what we know.

Leaked images

Design leaks of Huawei Mate XS 2
Huawei Mate XS 2 – design leaks

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 leaked images shared by Chinese tipster Geek_Cao, gives further confirmation of an outward folding design. If true, the device will be available in three colours: black, white, and purple.

The Mate Xs 2’s display will have a punch-hole design. The tipster claims that the display will have multiple buffer layers to protect it from damage against drops. There are rumours that Huawei will do drop tests on the device to show off its durability.

The rear camera setup will have a 50-megapixel primary camera accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Past reports mention the chipset may be Kirin 9000 4G or a Snapdragon 888 4G chipset.

The TENAA listing of the device tells us that Mate XS 2 will have HarmonyOS 2.0.1. The device will have a 4,500mAh battery and have support for 66W rapid charging.

We are excited for this phone. Are you? Tell us in the comments.

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