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Tech Giant Huawei To Launch Another Foldable Smartphone “Mate XS”

Huawei also unveiled MatePad Pro 5G, Wi-Fi 6 routers and refreshed versions of its MateBook series of laptops

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Huawei also unveiled MatePad Pro 5G, Wi-Fi 6 routers and refreshed versions of its MateBook series of laptops. Wikimedia Commons

On the heels of Samsung launching its second foldable smartphone Z Flip, Huawei on Monday announced to launch its second foldable smartphone called Mate Xs during a virtual press conference streamed live from Barcelona, Spain.

The new Huawei Mate Xs looks identical to last year’s Mate X – with eight-inch flexible screen. When folded, the display turn into a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary display.

The Mate Xs (8GB RAM+512GB storage variant) with Huawei’s latest 5G-capable Kirin 990 processor and 5G connectivity is priced at 2,499 euros.

The smartphone runs on Huawei EMUI 10 interface and open-source Android 10 mobile operating system (OS).

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On the heels of Samsung launching its second foldable smartphone Z Flip, Huawei on Monday announced to launch its second foldable smartphone called Mate Xs during a virtual press conference streamed live from Barcelona, Spain. Wikimedia Commons

Huawei also unveiled MatePad Pro 5G, Wi-Fi 6 routers and refreshed versions of its MateBook series of laptops.

The earlier Mate X, which is only for sale in China, sells for 16,999 yuan or about $2,400, which makes it more expensive than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold which is around $2,000.

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Huawei is selling 1,00,000 units of its foldable Mate X smartphone in China every month, the media has reported. (IANS)

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Microsoft Plans To Develop New Surface Product With Three Displays

According to the patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens brought together with a single hinge mechanism in the middle

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According to a new patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens brought together with a single hinge mechanism in the middle. Pixabay

A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is looking into developing a new Surface product with three displays on a single hinge mechanism.

According to the patent, the new Microsoft device features two separate screens brought together with a single hinge mechanism in the middle, reports GizmoChina.

Apart from the twin primary displays, the patent also reveals a much smaller third display which looks like a status bar on the edge of the device.

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The new patent includes a diagram of a single link in the hinge mechanism.

The patent talks about the closing mechanism for dual-screen Surface Duo — that is more like the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Fold, would run on Google’s Android.
Microsoft in October last year showcased a foldable smartphone Surface Duo which is expected to be available in the holiday season this year.

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A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is looking into developing a new Surface product with three displays on a single hinge mechanism. Pixabay

Surface Duo features two displays held together with a fully rotating hinge that can be adjusted to any angle and recently patent for this particular hinge mechanism has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

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The Surface Duo will have two 5.6-inch displays that expand to an 8.3-inch screen. It will be able to run apps from the Google Play Store. (IANS)

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