Huawei Mate XS in Hands- Mate XS price in Pakistan 2020
With the Huawei Mate X, the Chinese manufacturer showed its first foldable smartphone last year. Unfortunately, it never found its way to Pakistan. With the successor Mate XS, however, that should change. We already had the device in hand.
Only last year, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei showed its first foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X at MWC 2019. At this year’s Mobile World Congress, which was canceled due to health problems, the successor was to be officially shown. Instead, the manufacturer presented the successor Huawei Mate XS at a separate event via live stream on Tuesday.
Huawei Mate XS: Externally unchanged with fine-tuning under the hood
The Huawei Mate XS cannot be distinguished from its predecessor Mate X from the outside alone. The display continues to measure eight inches diagonally and can be folded outwards in the middle. A tablet becomes a smartphone with “only” 6.6 inch screen size. We also already know the quad-camera, consisting of the main lens, an ultra-wide angle, a telephoto lens and a time of flight sensor, from the Huawei Mate X.
A little something has changed under the hood, especially the new processor on the hardware side. The manufacturer has replaced the flagship chip of the last generation Kirin 980 with the current HiSilicon Kirin 990, which also works in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro . In terms of software, a revised dark mode and an always-on display are new on board.
Huawei Mate XS price in Pakistan: the price goes beyond all expectations
In terms of feel, the device makes a similarly high-quality impression as its predecessor. Huawei wants to have the Mate XS screwed on the stability of the hinge again, but the folding mechanism itself works unchanged from its predecessor. But a big factor makes the Mate XS much more unusable than the Mate X: The missing Google services and apps.
While the Huawei foldable from 2019 was still supplied with the licensed version of Android and the Play Store was still available, the Mate XS must now be satisfied with AOSP. That means: No Google Play Store and no other Google services. Only the apps from Huawei’s own store are available. Although this is already more than you might think, services like Snapchat, YouTube and Co. are still missing.
The Huawei Mate X never found its way to Europe after being presented at MWC 2019. That changes with the new edition. Already in March you should be able to buy the Huawei Mate XS here in Pakistan- at an incredibly proud price of 422,246 rupees. For comparison: The new Samsung Foldable Galaxy Z Flip is already available for around 168,966 less.