Huawei try to re-enter the folding smartphone sector by announcing the arrival of the Mate Xs 2, heir to the Mate Xs launched in 2020. The news was confirmed with a ‘teaser image published today on Weibo that contains information on the date and place to kick off the launch event. The event is scheduled for next April 28 in China. The image does not contain particular clues about the technical characteristics of the smartphone, except to emphasize its distinctive trait, that is the flexible display.
It will be interesting to evaluate how Huawei has exploited the two years that separate from the launch of the previous model, to establish if it has managed to improve what continue to be the most critical points of all folding devices with flexible screens, (see hinge and resistance of the panel. ), and whether it will continue to propose its vision of this particular product category which, unlike its competitors, has a screen that folds outwards.
Little or nothing is known about the Mate Xs 2, except for some rumors that refer to the presence of the Kirin 9000 platform combined with the Harmony OS operating system. And the software continues to represent an element that penalizes the Chinese company beyond the borders of the motherland, given the persistent ban that still prevents it from accessing Google services. For this reason you can not do much optimistic predictions on the arrival of Xs Mate 2 in international markets.