the Huawei Mate Xs 2 comes with a large 7.8-inch 2480×2200 AMOLED display that becomes an equally large 6.5-inch 2480×1176 when folded. It uses the 4G-only variant of the Snapdragon 888 so that Huawei can gain access to this forbidden silicon. There’s also 8GB of RAM on board, although there’s also a 12GB Collector’s Edition up for grabs. It still has storage expansion, but you’ll need to buy Huawei’s proprietary NM cards for that.
Since the same screen can be used even when folded, it’s easy to take selfies and make video calls with the 50MP f/1.8 main camera which is joined by a 13MP ultra-wide shooter and an 8MP telephoto lens. If you need a bigger screen for those meetings, you can still use the front-facing 32MP camera with the screen unfolded. Whichever camera you choose, you won’t have to compromise on the display.
The most interesting tidbit about the Huawei Mate Xs 2, however, is its support for the M-Pen 2s stylus, which puts it directly at odds with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. But since it uses the same screen even when folded, Huawei’s stylus can be used on the device without having to unfold it first, at least in theory. We’ll have to see how it all works out in practice when it lands in people’s hands, although there’s currently no word on plans to get it out of China. The phone alone costs 9,999 RMB, or about $1,500, while the Huawei M-Pen 2s costs 599 RMB, or about $90.