This week, Huawei hosted its Xperience 2022 event, where the company revealed more than six new devices that it will launch locally in the coming weeks.
The hero device, and the first device shown off, was the Mate Xs 2, which also happened to be the company’s second foldable to hit SA, after the P50 Pocket earlier in the year. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is set to be launched domestically from September 1, with the device recommended to retail at R39,999.
While this is the first foldable design with this shape that Huawei has launched in South Africa, the latest iteration features some notable improvements over the previous device.
To that end, there’s a new falcon wing hinge, as Huawei describes it, allowing the device to fold flat. Added to this is a new durable coating for the 7.8-inch foldable display to make it even more resistant to scratches, smudges and smudges. The folding mechanism is said to be 70 percent flatter than its predecessor, too, which addresses the crease we often see on foldable devices.
Looking at some of the key specs, the foldable OLED display offers 120Hz in terms of refresh rate, as well as a resolution of 2840 x 2200 and a pixel density of 424ppi. Moving on to some of the internals, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, but unfortunately no 5G support, which was the case with the P50 Pocket as well.
There’s 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage onboard, with the rear camera combo featuring a 50MP wide-angle, 13MP ultra-wide angle, and 8MP telephoto lenses, along with a 10.7MP option up front. to take selfies.
Finally, a 4,600mAh battery gets things going, with support for 66W fast charging that can deliver up to 90 percent battery life from 30 minutes of charging.
With Samsung announcing its latest foldable flagship with the Galaxy Z Fold4 last week, it will be interesting to see how these two devices compare.