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Huawei Mate Xs foldable phone available for pre-order on March 14 for $3,999

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Huawei has announced its impressive Mate Xs luxury foldable device – a smartphone that folds out to offer an 8-inch tablet-size screen – will be available for pre-order from March 14 and will be priced at $3999.

This will make the Mate Xs the most expensive smartphone ever offered in Australia.

Tech Guide has taken a hands-on look at the device which has a front 6.6-inch display, a rear 6.38-inch display which then folds out to reveal an 8-inch screen.

The 5G smartphone is powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 990 processor and features a 40-megapixel Leica quad-camera.

“We’re excited to bring the HUAWEI Mate Xs to Australia. Ideal for tech seekers or anyone who craves performance, design and usability,” says Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Australia.

“Australian consumers will benefit from an unprecedented, immersive experience, all at the touch of their fingertips.

“Offering large dual displays, ultra-slim foldable form and all-day usage – Australians will be able to do business on the go or watch movies.”

The outside of the device is made up of the flexible Aerospace Flex Display which is 80 per cent more durable than a single layer design but without compromising the screen quality and colour saturation.

The Huawei Mate Xs will be available in Interstellar Blue and will be priced at $3,999.

Pre-orders kick off on Saturday March 14 here: consumer.huawei.com/au

Specifications

Name HUAWEI Mate Xs
Dimension Height: Unfolded: 161.3mm, Folded: 161.3mm

Width: Unfolded:146.2mm, Folded: 78.5mm

Depth: Unfolded 11mm (grip side), 5.4mm (other side), Folded: 11mm

Weight Approx. 300g (Battery included)
Colour Interstellar Blue
Display Unfolded: 8 inches

Folded: Main screen: 6.6 inches, Secondary Screen: 6.38 inches

Type: OLED

Colour: 16.7 million

Resolution:

Unfolded: 2480*2200

Folded Main Screen: 2480 x 1148, Secondary screen: 2480 x 892

Processor HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
CPU 2x Cortex-A76 Based Cores 2.86GHz + 2x Cortex-A76 Based Cores 2.36GHz +

4x Cortex-A55 Cores 1.95GHz

GPU 16-core Mali-G76
NPU Dual Big Core + 1 Tiny Core NPU (Neural-network Processing Unit)
Storage 8 GB RAM+512 GB ROM
External memory support NM Card, support exFAT and FAT32 format

up to 256 GB (not inbox)

OS EMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10)*
Cellular 2G/3G/4G/5G networks

NR-TDD/NR-FDD

Camera Rear Camera:

Main Camera: 40MP Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 with AIS

Second Main Camera: 16MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 with AIS

Telephoto Camera: 8MP Lens, f/2.4 with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Depth Camera: HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera

General Camera Technology:

Camera Technology supports (phase focus, contrast focus and HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization).

Front Camera:

(The Rear Camera also doubles as a Front Camera) Product Supports Mirror Shooting for Portrait Photography, Allowing both Photographer & subject to visually see the photo before capture

Battery 4500mAh (Typical Value), 4400mAh (Rated Value)
Charging 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge**