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Huawei is back with the new Mate Xs foldable phone

By on March 11, 2021 0

After a tough 2019, Huawei returns with the continuation of its revolutionary foldable Mate X to introduce us to the Huawei Mate Xs. And with its clever folding mechanism, impressive camera specs and 5G features, it keeps up with all the latest premium smartphone trends.

But while you can fold your phone in half, take photos at a professional level, and have access to super-fast 5G internet, can it do basic things like using Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp?

Last year, Google has banned Huawei from using Android on their devices due to the ongoing tensions between China and the US.

And while support for old devices will still be available, no new products released by Huawei after the ban will be able to use the Android operating system. In short, this means they won’t have the Google app. So there is no YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail or Chrome.

To remedy this, Huawei has made a number of significant improvements to its own app store over the past few months and is working with app developers around the world to make their favorite apps available to Huawei users. And if they can’t do it, Huawei will offer its own version, so you can still use maps and send emails.

We met with Huawei’s head of Western Europe Mobile Phones, Walter Ji, who told us, “27 million apps use Huawei’s App Gallery. Therefore, some applications (Huawei) provide better service to consumers. That’s why we are confident that our consumers will love our app gallery ”.

When we asked him if we were likely to see WhatsApp, Facebook or Spotify in the Huawei App Gallery anytime soon, Ji said, “We can’t reveal now. But we are talking to developers to integrate more apps into our App Gallery. “

So you’ve got it. We just need to observe this space. But we will keep you posted on how this develops.

In the meantime, let’s find out more about the Mate Xs:

Huawei Mate Xs

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona could be canceled. But that didn’t stop Huawei from announcing the Mate Xs at a special event in the Catalan capital.

If the Huawei Mate Xs looks familiar, it’s because it’s an upgrade to the Mate X that was revealed last year but never came out of China. Does this new version have what it takes to compete with other foldable phones on the market, namely the Samsung Fold, Galaxy Z Flip Z and Motorola razr? Let’s see if it’s back to the drawing board or check-mate for Huawei.

Measuring 6.6 inches when folded and 8 inches when unfolded, the Huawei Mate Xs is certainly a striking set. Unlike the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Mate Xs is still a full-screen smartphone when folded, in fact two screens.

And also unlike Galaxy Fold, it does not fold like a book, but is rather an enveloping project. If you want to use it in tablet form, just press the button on the back to expand the big screen, flatten it and admire the 8 inch AMOLED screen measuring 2200 x 2480. It’s really very nice.

So far, it’s bigger than fold and has more screen in the display when closed, and it’s also thinner than fold. You can run three applications simultaneously, which is an exciting proposition for all multitaskers.

As for the camera, the Mate Xs has a 40MP main camera, 8MP telephoto and 16MP ultrawide camera, as well as a 3D camera with depth sensor. So on the photography side it is doing pretty well, as you’d expect from a Huawei phone.

Most importantly, the new and improved Mate Xs has 5G connectivity so you can get the most out of your big-screen content with super-fast downloads, fast streaming, and buffering-free gaming. All of this will look great on the Mate Xs in tablet mode.

When will Huawei Mate Xs come out?

While no exact date has been set, Huawei has confirmed that Mate Xs will be available in “global markets”, not just in China. March 2020 was proposed as the release date. What for the price? Well, it won’t be cheap and it looks like the Huawei Mate Xs will cost over £ 2,000.

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