- Huawei Mate XS was briefly showcased at Mate X launch in China
- The phone seems to have a Mate X-like design
- Huawei has offered an integrated 5G modem on its Kirin 990 SoC
Huawei Mate XS with 5G support is set to debut in March 2020, the Chinese company announced at the launch of the Mate X on Wednesday in its home market. The new smartphone would sport a foldable design — similar to the original Mate X. However, it will be powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC, instead of the Kirin 980 SoC featured on the Mate X. Huawei at the launch of the Mate X at a pre-MWC 2019 event back in February highlighted it had deployed a flexible OLED display panel in the Mate X to deliver an 8-inch tablet-like experience.
At the Mate X launch in China, Huawei showcased a slide highlighting the debut of the Mate XS. The smartphone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC that includes an integrated 5G modem, as reported by Sohu.com.
Unlike the Huawei Mate XS, the original Mate X includes the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC that comes with a Balong 5000 modem to support 5G connectivity.