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Huawei already confirmed working on an updated version of its Foldable Mate X smartphone. Dubbed the Huawei Mate Xs, the Chinese firm earlier this month confirmed the device will debut at the upcoming MWC 2020 in Barcelona.
While we do know that the Huawei Mate Xs will among other improvements feature the latest Kirin 990 chipset, the device has now been certified by the Chinese 3C authority suggesting it will be made available in its home market. The Mate Xs 3C listing has the model number TAH-AN00m and appears it will come with a more robust and even faster-charging solution. While the Mate X features a 55W fast charging, the Mate Xs listing says the device will come with support for 65W fast charging which is 10W more than the Mate X. The Mate X comes with a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery that can reportedly be filled to 85 percent in half an hour with 55W fast charging. With a 65W fast charging, the Mate Xs is expected to attain 100% in about 30 mins.
Other than that, the listing hasn’t revealed any further information. However, the Huawei head had earlier hinted that the Huawei Mate Xs will get a better hinge, more resilience display, and a switch from the Kirin 980 to the latest Kirin 990 SoC.
The device might launch in the EU region, but much like the Kirin 980 powered Mate X, the Huawei Mate Xs might launch without access to Google apps and services, although Huawei thinks it has found a solution to that via its Huawei Mobile services – HMS.
A key Huawei official recently was quoted as saying that “we have our own HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) and are trying to build a mobile ecosystem. Most of the key apps such as navigation, payments, gaming and messaging will be ready soon.” Huawei will first roll out the HMS to India, and its home market, while it woes developers to help expand HMS to other regions like Europe, with every country expected to see top 100-150 apps preinstalled on HMS-powered smartphones. Consumers won’t see a difference between GMS and HMS, the key executive added.