Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone and Huawei MatePad SE budget tablet launched: price, specs


The Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone has been launched in China. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 is the successor to the Huawei Mate Xs released in February 2020. It features a 7.8-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the smartphone gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and 4G connectivity. It gets a triple rear camera setup equipped with a 50-megapixel primary sensor. It also supports Huawei M-Pen 2s. Along with the Huawei Mate Xs 2, the company also launched the budget Huawei MatePad SE tablet.

Huawei Mate Xs 2 price, availability

Huawei Mate Xs 2 launches in two models and three color options
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Huawei Mate Xs 2 pricing starts at CNY 9,999 (around Rs 1,15,850) for the base 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM + 512GB storage variant is priced at CNY 11,499 (about Rs. 1,33,200). There’s the Huawei Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition which comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The variant is priced at CNY 12,999 (around Rs 1.50,600). The Huawei foldable smartphone will be available for purchase in Brocade White, Elegant Black and Frost Purple colors starting May 6.

Huawei MatePad SE price, availability

Huawei MatePad SE is priced at CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 17,400) for the Wi-Fi only variant of 4GB RAM + 128GB. The Wi-Fi + LTE variant with 4GB RAM + 128 GB of storage is priced at CNY 1,699 (around Rs 19,700). It will be available for purchase from May 6 in dark blue color.

Specifications Huawei Mate Xs 2

Dual SIM (Nano) Huawei Mate Xs 2 runs on HarmonyOS 2. The smartphone’s screen measures 7.8 inches (2480 x 2200 pixels) when expanded and 6.5 inches (1176 x 2480 pixels ) in the folded state. There’s an OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, up to 240Hz touch sampling rate and 424ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the foldable phone gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM.

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone has a triple rear camera for photography. It packs a 50-megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 lens, a 13-megapixel sensor paired with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel sensor paired with an af/2.4 telephoto lens and OIS support. Huawei says the telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. For selfies and video calls, the handset features a 10.7-megapixel sensor paired with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens.

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Huawei Mate Xs 2 integrates a main sensor of 50 megapixels
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The handset comes with up to 512GB of storage which can be expanded up to 256GB. Connectivity options of the Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone include dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, USB Type-C port and NFC. Onboard sensors include gravity sensor, IR, fingerprint sensor, ambient light, among others. As for the battery, the vanilla model comes with a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging, and the Collector’s Edition gets a 4,880mAh battery with 66W charging support.

The Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone measures 156.5 x 139.3 x 11.1mm when unfolded and 156.5 x 75.5 x 11.1mm when folded. The vanilla model weighs 255 grams and the Collector’s Edition weighs 257 grams.

Huawei MatePad SE Specificationshuawei matepad se to text Huawei MatePad SE

Huawei MatePad SE comes in blue color option
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The Huawei MatePad SE runs on HarmonyOS 2 and sports a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Under the hood, the economical tablet receives a HiSilicon Kirin 710A SoC, associated with 4 GB of RAM. For photography, it receives a 5 megapixel rear sensor coupled with an af / 2.2 lens. On the front is a 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 lens.

It has 128GB of built-in storage, expandable to 512GB. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. The Huawei MatePad SE packs a 5,100mAh battery and has a dual-speaker system. It measures 240.2 x 159 x 7.85 mm and weighs 450 grams.


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