Huawei will hold a new product launch in Barcelona, Spain on the 24th [local time], and a new product of folding smartphone "HUAWEI Mate Xs”And 5G-compatible tablet“HUAWEI MatePad ProAnd so on. Since the touch & try of the new product was held locally, here is the impression of Mate Xs.
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Spread 8 inches, appearance is almost the same as the previous model
Mate Xs is a collapsible smartphone announced last year.HUAWEI Mate X]Is a successor model. Mate X is a folding smartphone that can be used as a smartphone with a 6.6-inch OLED when closed, and as an 8-inch tablet when opened. SamsungGalaxy FoldAt the same time, Fold, which folds the display inside, and Mate X, which folds the display outside, showed a difference in their thinking.
Mate Xs is a type that folds with the display outside as before. It folds slightly to the left, not in the middle of the screen, so the main display is 6.6 inches and the second display on the back is 6.38 inches. When opened, it is 8 inches and adopts OLED as before.
For the folding smartphone, Samsung has announced the vertical folding Galaxy Z Flip, but Huawei is a product that strengthened the conventional model. The shape remains the same and the folding mechanism is the same. The body size does not change at all.
When you press the button on the back of the main unit in the folded state, the folding is released by the spring, and if you open it manually from there, it will be in tablet mode with a mechanical feeling of a click. When opened, you can use it as a flat tablet with almost no creases on the screen.
Launch two apps simultaneously in a "window"
As a function, it is equipped with a multi-window function that starts two applications simultaneously. Swipe in from the left and right edges of the screen to launch the app launcher, and press an app shortcut to launch the app as a window. Press and hold to split the screen and start. Because it is an 8-inch tablet, sufficient screen area is secured even if two apps are started at the same time, making it practical. The third app can be launched as a window.
Data can be exchanged between each application by drag and drop, and the divided area can be changed. Simultaneous launching of apps on Android 10 base makes multi-windowing more convenient.
Inherit quad camera in collaboration with Leica
The camera is equipped with a quad camera in cooperation with the German Leica camera as before. The main camera is a 40MP camera with an F1.8 wide-angle lens. It also has a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 8MP telephoto camera, and a ToF camera that measures distance.
If you switch to selfie mode with the camera folded, the second display on the camera will be the viewfinder screen and you will be able to take selfies with this main camera.
Basically, this second display starts as a camera viewfinder, but if you press the home button from here, it will be the home screen, so you can operate the second display as it is as an ordinary smartphone [however, the display area is smaller than the main display] It doesn't seem to make much sense.]
No Google services, apps from their own store
There isn't much difference from Mate X, so it's not surprising. It can be said that it is a model with improved perfection. However, since GMS [Google Mobile Service] cannot be installed, there is no Google service or Google Play, so issues remain in terms of usability as an application.
It seems that the performance has improved because the SoC has evolved into Kirin 990 5G with an integrated modem, compared to the Kirin 980 Mate X, which was a 5G modem for Kirin 980. There seems to be enough performance as far as I touch it.
Even when folded, it is also thin enough to work as a smartphone. As a product that can use two functions of a smartphone and a tablet, it fits in a realistic size.
However, the expensive point of 2499 euros and about 300,000 yen is a bottleneck. There is no Google service, it is a terminal that chooses people, and the price is also a terminal that chooses people considerably. It is interesting to see how Huawei covers this area.