Huawei Mate Xs initial review, price, and specs by Revu Philippines

Huawei Mate Xs foldable now available in the Philippines

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We had thought that Huawei‘s second foldable phone after the Mate X will initially be sold in the Philippines through a telco. We were wrong.

(Update, July 3: It’s now on postpaid, too! Read Huawei Mate Xs 5G now available on postpaid in PH.)

Launched globally a little over a month ago, the Huawei Mate Xs is already being offered on Lazada and Shopee and on the online stores of MemoXpress, Silicon Valley, Aerophone, and Intogadgets.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Mate Xs: Specs, sample pictures, first impressions

The foldable device will cost you P139,999 (around $2,763) — not exactly for those with budget constraints, but is expected for a product of its kind. At the February unveiling, the company did announce that the Huawei Mate Xs would be priced at €2,499 (P137,113 or $2,706) in international markets.

You get to have free 50GB of cloud storage for three months with each purchase of the unit. Huawei hasn’t mentioned other freebies except a pair of Huawei FreeBuds 3 valued at P8,990 ($177) for Lazada and Shopee customers.

READ ALSO: Huawei P40 Pro hands-on review: A camera beast and more and Huawei P40 Pro earns best DxOMark scores for rear, front cameras

The Huawei Mate Xs stills looks similar to the Mate X, but don’t be fooled; this new model brings with it a better folding screen, with the crease where the display bends up to 180 degrees is barely visible. The hinge has been redesigned to make it more durable. There are four cameras instead of three. It’s already running Android 10-based EMUI 10. And it’s now more powerful, thanks to the Kirin 990 chip with integrated 5G modem.

Of course, you can always opt for the new Huawei P40 Pro or Huawei P40 if you need a Huawei flagship smartphone that’s only priced at around P50,000 ($987) or less.

Huawei Mate Xs initial review, price, and specs by Revu Philippines

Much improved

Huawei Mate Xs specs

  • 6.6-inch foldable OLED screen, 2,480 x 1,148 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio (phone mode)
  • 6.38-inch OLED screen (phone mode; rear/secondary)
  • 8-inch OLED screen, 2,480 x 2,200 resolution (tablet mode)
  • 7nm octa-core Kirin 990 processor with integrated 5G modem
  • 8GB RAM
  • 512GB expandable storage
  • Quad: 40MP, f/1.8 main camera; 16MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto camera with OIS (up to 30x digital zoom); 3D depth sensor
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 4,500mAh dual-battery setup with 55-watt fast wired charging
  • EMUI 10 based on Android 10
  • Huawei AppGallery/Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)
  • Color: Interstellar Blue

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.