Huawei launches foldable phone HUAWEI Mate Xs in Singapore
Huawei today announced that HUAWEI Mate Xs, its latest 5G foldable handset, will be launching in Singapore from 21 March 2020 onwards at a retail price of S$3,788. The HUAWEI Mate Xs builds on its predecessor Mate X with a more powerful SoC and unique mechanical hinge design.
Foldable FullView Display with new and improved hinge design
The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a refined version of the Falcon Wing Design. Featuring more than 100 interlocking parts working together in perfect harmony, the Falcon Wing Design minimises the crease on the unfolded screen, delivering a seamless viewing experience.
The HUAWEI Mate Xs adopts a Double Aerospace-grade Optical Polyimide Design to create a foldable device that maintains the mesmerizing screen performance while offering safe, durable foldable technology. On top of it all is a protective layer made of an aerospace-grade optical polyimide (PI), a material that costs almost three times the price of gold by weight.
One of the advantages of the foldable design is that it packs the smartphone and tablet experiences into one pocketable device. Folded, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is a powerful dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. Located on the sidebar is an easy-to-reach button that unclasps the folded display with a simple press. Unfurled, the smartphone becomes a tablet featuring an Immersive 8’’ FullView Display that delivers a viewing experience unrivalled by that of any other smartphone.
Enhancing the multi-tasking experience
Work smarter and play harder with the all new Multi-Window feature that makes full use of the massive display to provide innovative interactions. The feature enables users to effortlessly drag and drop files and images between them, providing them with the duality of convenience and efficiency.
A leader in 5G connectivity and performance
The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a Kirin 990 5G chipset which includes an integrated 5G modem. This is the world’s first chipset to deliver powerful performance and 5G connectivity simultaneously with better efficiency and lower heat output.
Graphics processing is handled by the 16-core Mali-G76 GPU, the most powerful GPU on Huawei handsets which enhances the quality of images, making them sharper and providing users with a more immersive viewing experience.
High-definition camera system
The HUAWEI Mate Xs houses a SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera in a vertical array along its sidebar. The camera system features a 40MP SuperSensing Wide camera, 16MP Ultra-Wide camera, 8MP Telephoto camera and 3D Depth Sensing camera.
The main camera is a 40MP SuperSensing Wide camera, equipped with a large 1/1.7inch RYYB sensor. The RYYB sensor replaces green pixels in the traditional RGGB Bayer array with yellow pixels, allowing more light into the sensor. This generates more vivid photography, capturing more detailed information and ultimately providing a higher image quality. The HUAWEI Mate Xs has an aperture of f/1.8 with a maximum ISO of 204,800.
For stunning landscapes and detailed macro shots, the 16MP Ultra-Wide camera features a 17mm focal length and 2.5cm micro focus capabilities, lending itself to a wide range of photographic scenarios from scenic landscape shots and group photos, to extreme close-ups of small objects.
Availability and Pricing
The HUAWEI Mate Xs in Interstellar Blue will be retailing at S$3,788 islandwide from 21 March 2020 in all Huawei Concept stores, selected* M1 and StarHub shops; consumer electronic stores and official online stores with Lazada and Shopee. Customers are also entitled to a 1-year warranty coverage that comes with a one-time screen replacement at 50% fees waived within the first year from date of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
What’s more, customers will receive a free HUAWEI envelope leather case worth S$238 and a pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 worth S$238 with every purchase of the HUAWEI Mate Xs, while stocks last.
The HUAWEI Mate Xs runs on EMUI10.0.1, an Android Open Source Project-based operating system which offers enhanced performance, improved security and better mobile customization.
Customers are welcome to experience the unprecedented HUAWEI Mate Xs at all Huawei Concept Stores, selected telco shops and consumer electronic stores:
|Selected telco shops:
· M1, Paragon Shopping Centre, #B1-28/29
· M1, Bugis Junction, #01-81/82
· M1 Online Store
· StarHub, NEX, #B1 – 66 / 67 / 68
· StarHub Online Store
|Selected consumer electronic stores:
· Best Denki, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-07, Singapore 098585
· Challenger, Bugis, 200 Victoria Street #B1-26 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
· COURTS Megastore, 50 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528766
· Harvey Norman, Millenia Walk, No. 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
· Sprintcass, Terminal 2, Transit Hall
Experience the benefits of UOB Mighty on HUAWEI AppGallery
United Overseas Bank (UOB) is the first bank in Singapore to have its consumer mobile banking app, UOB Mighty, accessible through HUAWEI’s official app store, AppGallery. UOB Mighty is an award-winning mobile banking app that enables customers to access a comprehensive suite of banking transactions from payments to rewards redemption within a single app.
From early April onwards, UOB Mighty will be pre-installed on all HUAWEI Mate Xs sold in Singapore. With one in four UOB customers already using a HUAWEI phone, having UOB Mighty pre-installed will help simplify their handset upgrade experience.
With the launch of Huawei Mobile Services since October 2019, Huawei has been committed to creating the best user experience by increasing the selection of quality apps on the HUAWEI AppGallery.
HUAWEI Mate Xs
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 161.3mm (H) x 146.2mm x 11mm (D) – Grip side
Unfolded: 161.3mm (H) x 146.2mm x 5.4mm (D) – Other side
Folded: 161.3mm (H) x 78.5mm x 11mm (D)
*Note: For reference only, actual measurements may vary due to manufacturing differences.
|Weight||Approx. 300g (Battery included)
*Note: The actual weight may vary depending on the configuration, manufacturing process, and measurement method.
Unfolded – 8-inches
Folded – 6.6-inches (Main screen), 6.38-inches (Secondary screen)
*Note: The product features rounded edges. The actual display area may vary.
Screen colour: 16.7 million
Screen type: OLED
Unfolded – 2480 x 2200
Folded – 2480 x 1148 (Main screen), 2480 x 892 (Secondary screen)
*Note: The resolution measured as a standard rectangle, with a rounded corner design, the effective pixels are slightly lower.
|Processor||Chipset: HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
CPU: 2*Cortex-A76 Based Cores 2.86GHz + 2*Cortex-A76 Based Cores 2.36GHz + 4*Cortex-A55 Cores 1.95GHz
GPU: 16-core Mali-G76
NPU: Dual Big Core + 1 Tiny Core NPU
|Operating System||EMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10)|
|Storage & Memory||ROM: 512 GB
Expandable up to 256GB with nano memory card (sold separately)
|Camera||40MP SuperSensing camera, wide, f/1.8
16MP Ultra Wide camera, f/2.2
Supports autofocus (phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilisation)
*Note: Image out resolution may vary by camera modes.
|Battery||4500 mAh (typical value), 4400 mAh (Rated value)|
|Charging||55W HUAWEI SuperCharge
*Note: Charger capability/speed may vary by country or region.
 5G services are only supported in 5G network-enabled locations. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment. HUAWEI Mate Xs is 5G-capable and can be used to access 5G network in Singapore after local 5G network is launched. SIM card upgrade and/or software update may be required. Data subscription fees apply.