20 January 2020
At last year's MWC event in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled its first-ever foldable phone named Mate X. It is now rumored to announce an improved version called Mate Xs within the next couple of months. A new report from Chinese publication MyDrivers reveals a few interesting details about Huawei's second foldable smartphone.
The report mentions that the Huawei Mate Xs will be smaller in size without compromising the display size. It has not mentioned how it will be achieved but we are expecting bezels to get smaller. Huawei is further said to have got a better grip on the manufacturing process of foldable devices. This will result in a better yield rate and a reduction in manufacturing expenses.
This is something that is said to directly benefit all the buyers as Huawei will price Mate Xs cheaper than the Mate X. The original model was launched for a price equivalent of around $2,500 making it one of the most expensive smartphones to buy. Even though Huawei has reportedly managed to sell 100,000 monthly units, it will surely be able to sell even more units with an improved but affordable version.
The Mate Xs is already rumored to arrive with HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor which will allow the phone to connect with the 5G network wherever available. It is slated for a March 2020 release in China but it is not the only foldable phone lined up for the year. While Huawei is said to be working on another phone called Mate X2, Samsung is expected to unveil its own second-gen Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone on February 11th. With improved technology and first-hand experience of real-world usage needs, we can expect both companies to deliver better products this time around.