The Huawei Mate Xs has now been certified by the Chinese 3C ahead of its launch later in February 2020. The listing reveals it will come with a 65W fast charging compared to the 55W on the standard Mate X.
Huawei’s foldable smartphone – the Mate X was officially released for sale in China on November 15. The device aside from having a foldable hinge is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 SoC, but Huawei at an earlier event in October announced it will launch an upgraded Mate X later in 2020. The Chinese phone-maker didn’t offer too many details about the device at the time, but announced that it will be dubbed Huawei Mate Xs, and will come with the latest Kirin 990 5G chipset.
While the Kirin 980 powered Mate is is at the moment limited to the Chinese market, the latest report by French media Frandroid suggest the Huawei Mate Xs will be released earlier than we thought. This comes straight from Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer division in a recent interview with Frandroid. According to Yu, the Huawei Mate Xs will be announced at Huawei’s Keynote event during the 2020 MWC holding in Barcelona, Spain. Other than coming with the latest Kirin 990 SoC, he revealed that the device will get a better folding hinge.
As for its availability, Yu Chengdong also revealed that Huawei’s Foldable phone will be sold in the European market, but it is unclear which variant will make it to the EU market – the Kirin 980 variant or he upgraded version? Huawei is unable to pre-install Google services on its new devices as a result of the trade ban imposed on it by the US commerce department.