With the MWC 2020 canceled, many smartphone manufacturers have been left wondering how they can reach their new launches to the largest number of prospective buyers. Huawei and a few others are taking the online launch route. The event to be held on February 24, 2020, will be live-streamed. The invite for the event highlights the foldable device, Huawei Mate Xs. The event may see the Chinese major launching a variety of products. However, the Huawei Mate Xs may attract the most attention. For Huawei, this is the second foldable smartphone model. The first model, the Huawei Mate X was not taken by the company beyond the Chinese market.
Sketchy Details Available About the Phone So Far
Unlike many of the competing brands in the market, the information available on Huawei’s models pre-launch is quite limited. For example, very little is known about the specifications of the Huawei Mate Xs (some use the suffix XS). It is rumored that the processor on this one will be the Kirin 990 SoC, which has the 5G modem built into it. Reports also suggest that Huawei may price this device lower than the Huawei Mate X. Though there is an indication that the display size may be smaller, others claim there will be no difference.
There are reports that the hinge on this new model will be an improved one than the predecessor. It certainly appears the foldable smartphone makers are learning through trials as almost all the models released so far, including Samsung’s Fold, have had some issue with the hinge mechanism that enables folding of the display screen. By the end of 2020, you may find they have perfected the technology. Already, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is said to be having a smooth operation. Huawei appears to have found more economical ways to source the components and it expects to sell more units of the new Huawei Mate Xs model, thereby passing on the cost-benefit to the customers.
While talking of online launch events, the other brands planning to hold similar events include Realme, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, Oppo, and Xiaomi. You will be able to see models like Honor 9X Pro, Honor V30, and Honor V30 Pro being released. Realme’s X50 Pro will be out too. It may be only in March or later that you will get to hear Oppo releasing its Find X2. The Coronavirus has taken its toll on all these Chinese brands.