We are still two months away from MWC 2020 and a bunch of manufacturers are expected to debut their products at the show. Ahead of the event, Huawei has already confirmed that it will unveil its second-generation foldable smartphone, the Mate Xs in the first quarter of 2020. The company had announced the first-gen Mate X at MWC last year, so the Mate Xs is also expected to debut at MWC 2020. Now the Mate Xs has reportedly received the necessary 3C certification in China. The upcoming foldable phone is expected to come with upgrades compared to its predecessor.
The 3C certification listed with model number TAH-AN00m reveals that the Mate Xs will support 65W fast charging. Huawei Group CEO Richard Yu had said that the foldable phone will come with an improved hinge mechanism along with a more scratch-resistant screen. The Mate Xs is also confirmed to be powered by Kirin 990 SoC with an integrated 5G modem. It will support dual-mode 5G SA and NSA networks. Like the first-gen Mate X, this one too will arrive without Google services and apps.
Mate X specifications and features
To recall the specifications of Mate X, the foldable smartphone features two display panels measuring 6.6 and 6.38-inches respectively in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. When unfolded, the device converts to an 8-inch OLED display bearing a resolution of 2,480 x 2,200 pixels. The Mate X features multi-window support and offers two-column browsing. The device lacks a headphone jack and has a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. The foldable phone has a Leica-branded triple-camera setup comprising of 40MP+16MP+8MP sensors that acts as both front and rear cameras. The mirror shooting feature lets users see the image as it is been taken.
The Mate X is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset paired with Balong 5000 7nm 5G multi-mode modem. It packs 8GB RAM and offers 512GB onboard storage. The foldable phone is backed by a 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 55W Huawei SuperCharge.