Huawei Mate Xs 2, my “ideal” folding screen

The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle put forward the "five senses" in "On the Soul" and related works. He simply divided the human senses into sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste.

Vision and touch are the top two senses of the five human senses, which can directly affect people's judgment on a new thing. In contrast, the general public is generally discouraged from folding screens, which is nothing more than doubts about the weight and reliability of the new form of folding screens.

It is often difficult for us to accept a high price to buy back a heavy folding screen phone with obvious creases and a delicate structure.

In response to these pain points, the just-released Huawei Mate Xs 2, with its thin, flat, and reliable design, brings a "stunning experience" that is eye-catching and trembling at the fingertips.

It deserves an Incredible, both visually and tactilely.

Double-rotor eagle wing hinge, creased without a trace

Every time I encounter a new folding screen phone, I always fold and unfold it over and over.

The purpose is to see how the precise hinge works, and whether its screen creases will be obvious.

It just so happens that these are the places where Huawei Mate Xs 2 is most talked about.

My first impression of the Huawei Mate Xs 2: it has no crease?

The secret to making the Mate Xs 2's screen "ultra-flat and crease-free" is the new generation of "dual-rotating eagle-wing hinges" hidden in the thin and light body.

When it is closed inward, the rotating shaft is closely attached to the screen, and the concentric circular shafts can expand and contract as one.

When unfolded outwards, the screen looks as flat as a mirror, unfolds at acute angles, hovers at obtuse angles, and opens and closes at will.

It is inspired by the linear design style of modern architecture. Through the constant-length linkage control, the hinge and the screen movement trajectory can be precisely linked, supplemented by the internal multi-point support structure, so as to realize the freedom of opening and closing and flattening like a mirror. The new form of folding screen.

Such a nearly seamless foldable and flexible large screen is indeed a form that is close to the "ideal".

One screen, two sides

The so-called "one-sided leader" is mainly used to describe the high-quality foldable and flexible large screen of Huawei Mate Xs 2.

It is still a "good screen" level, such as 424ppi high pixel density, 120Hz silky high refresh rate, 240Hz sensitive touch sampling rate, 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming with reduced strobe, and P3 wide color gamut coverage and many more.

But this good screen has more than one side.

When fully unfolded, it is a 7.8-inch ultra-clear screen with a display ratio of 8:7.1, making it a tablet in the palm of your hand;

After being folded inward, it becomes a 6.5-inch full screen with a display ratio of 19:9 and a size similar to that of mainstream mobile phones.

One of the advantages of the one-screen dual form is that the look and feel of the screen quality is always the same whether the large screen is unfolded or the small screen is folded.

Ultra-thin and reliable outward folding form

A major pain point that is unavoidable for mainstream Fold-shaped folding screen mobile phones is that its weight and thickness are difficult to control within a decent range.

It is relatively heavy and has become a stereotype of folding screen mobile phones.

Huawei Mate Xs 2 follows the classic outer folding design of the previous two generations, so it naturally inherits some features when the shape is similar.

The first is the thin and light thickness as always. After flattening, the thinnest part of the screen is only 5.4mm. In contrast, the Mate Xs 2 only has a bump that is twice as thick as the screen on one side of the rear camera. On the one hand, it is to accommodate the camera module, and on the other hand, it is to allow the screen to be integrated when it is bent.

On this thicker side, Huawei Mate Xs 2 also houses the physical buttons of the power button and the volume button. The power button also acts as a capacitive fingerprint recognition module, and the fingerprint recognition can be unlocked with a touch of your finger.

In order to achieve a lightweight body, Huawei uses ultra-light glass fiber commonly used in the aviation field in the back cover of the Mate Xs 2, aviation-grade titanium alloy is used in the screen support structure, and ultra-light Huawei's self-developed formula is also used in the hinge. Super strong steel. While achieving the overall weight reduction of the fuselage, these materials have the characteristics of high strength and high toughness, which also lays the groundwork for improving the reliability of the whole machine.

Whether unfolded or folded, held in one hand or in a pocket, I don't find the Mate Xs 2 a burden, thanks to its lightweight body.

Reliable screen and hinge

Specifically, the "composite reinforcement structure" of this screen is composed of a protective layer, a buffer layer, a barrier layer and a display layer. The protective layer on the top can reduce the impact of external extrusion forces on the screen. The self-developed flexible polymer material in the middle The formed buffer layer can achieve the purpose of energy absorption and buffering, and the lowermost barrier layer will continue to hedge the external force to protect the lower display layer and ensure the reliability of the screen.

The three-layer polymer composite laminated structure can absorb and buffer the influence of external force, thus ensuring the reliability and durability of the screen.

In addition to the flexible screen, another vulnerable point of the folding screen phone is the hinge. Mate Xs 2 naturally takes this into account, so its hinge uses a composite hinge support structure, which is closely arranged and assembled, so that the hinge not only has high-strength composite support, but also improves the strength of the hinge and reduces the impact of external impact forces on the hinge. The effect of hinges.

It is worth mentioning that, in order to make the look and feel more natural, Huawei Mate Xs 2 has added an "anti-reflective nano-optical coating" to the screen to reduce the reflectivity of the screen and improve the usability of the screen in strong light outdoors. become wider.

A feast of sight and touch

Huawei Mate Xs 2 is available in three colors, corresponding to three different skin textures.

The back cover is based on three-dimensional microfiber technology, which brings a more delicate and skin-friendly texture effect.

The "Frost Purple" color scheme in our hands is inspired by the scene of the rising sun shining on the snow surface. The frost texture is matched with the elegant and romantic frost purple. Under the light, you can see the glittering ice crystal effect, and a faint The purple light lingers on it, making it look simple and elegant.

What can this screen do?

Huawei Mate Xs 2 equipped with Harmony OS 2 has made a lot of optimizations for large-screen interaction scenarios, bringing smart multi-window collaborative tools. As long as we swipe in from the edge of the screen and pause, we can call out the smart multi-window app bar. Click the app icon to open the floating window, long press and drag the app icon to the screen to trigger the split screen function.

The smart split-screen function provided by Huawei Mate Xs 2 can realize the parallel operation of two applications, and the text and other information between the two windows can be easily dragged and dropped, and the information sharing is very efficient.

▲ Of course, it can also be used to display the "Itinerary Code" and "Health Code" at the same time

In addition to the two application interfaces of split-screen parallelism, we can also use the function of the floating small window to enhance the experience of multi-tasking parallel processing. In the case that the split-screen dual application does not interrupt the operation, the floating window can be called up to enable the third, Fourth application.

Swipe gesture

Based on the smart split-screen function, Huawei Mate Xs 2 can make good use of this large screen for multitasking interactive processing. Split screen to the left, small window to the right. For smart multi-window interaction, Mate Xs 2 provides "quick sliding gesture" interaction:

▲ Swipe up and right, shortcut window

▲ Swipe up left, efficient split screen

▲Slide to the side, the hanging window is closed

▲Slide up, the hanging window is full screen

Screen size is getting bigger, but content is showing less?

This is a dilemma that may occur in early folding large-screen models. Applications generally do not optimize the display ratio of such large-screen displays. Applications can only monotonically stretch to the corresponding screen ratio, presenting an unreasonable UI. The layout greatly reduces the user experience and efficiency.

This time, Huawei Mate Xs 2 brings a self-developed "adaptive UI engine". Through the engine algorithm, the mobile phone will self-learn to obtain the original layout information, and re-optimize the software interface layout for large-screen display, so that the software UI can make full use of the advantages of the large screen and cater to the reading habits of large-screen users.

For example, after the UI adaptation of "NetEase Cloud Music", the screen of Mate Xs 2 can display more content, and the content layout also tends to be reasonable, and the controllable efficiency of a single screen is greatly improved.

In addition, Huawei actively optimizes the adaptation and improvement of the interactive experience from small screens to large screens, and promotes the ecological construction of folding screen applications.

Through the folding development framework of Harmony OS 2, developers can quickly realize application adaptation and launch. At present, Huawei Mate Xs 2 has achieved 100% large screen adaptation in Top 300 applications, and 90% large screen adaptation in Top 2000 applications.

In daily use scenarios, basically the mainstream software I use is adapted to the screen of Mate Xs 2, and WeChat can also log in in a "tablet" way.

Using the folding screen to read content has finally become a pleasant enjoyment.

Huawei Imaging ™ : Expressing Art with Technology

Video has become a key criterion for judging flagship mobile phones.

It is not unreasonable for "Huawei Imaging" to become a brand of its own. Whether it is the joint research and development of optical sensors, the optimization of computational optics technology, or the color style orientation of the final image, the images of Huawei mobile phones have a strong reputation in the industry. Unique performance and status.

Taking into account the space size and image quality, it can be the "king of the first quadrant".

In a limited body, Huawei Mate Xs 2 is still equipped with a "primary color imaging system" with three rear cameras, consisting of a 50-megapixel primary color camera for the main camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera for the secondary camera, and a 1300-megapixel camera. 10,000-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.

It supports 3x optical zoom (3.5x) and 30x digital zoom, and inherits the computational optical capabilities of Huawei XD Optics, bringing a new optical system image information restoration technology to improve image clarity by 10%.


In terms of color, XD Fusion Pro primary color engine is provided, combined with 10-channel multi-spectral sensor and P3 color gamut color adjustment, so that this imaging system can harvest more visible light and non-visible light, and the algorithm can truly restore realistic colors, Do it: what you see is what you get.

You can always trust the flagship imaging capabilities of Huawei phones.

One screen and two sides

Thanks to the "one-screen double-sided" folding form of Huawei Mate Xs 2, the selfie function also has two forms.

In addition to inserting a front-facing ultra-wide-angle camera by digging a hole in the screen, we can also call the rear camera and back-end screen through the "mirror smart shot" function, so that both the photographer and the subject can preview In the portrait screen, the person being photographed can adjust his demeanor and actions more calmly.

It has to be said that this exclusive function of the folding screen phone can effectively reduce the quarrels that may occur between partners when taking pictures, and also improve the efficiency of film production, so that you can see what Ta thinks in the framing of your eyes.

The "ideal work" of the folding screen

Psychologist and Harvard University visiting professor Thelma Lobel, in her book "The Psychology of the Senses", states:

Temperature, material, weight, color, light and shade, taste, distance in space, height of people, these seemingly insignificant details often affect people's judgment and decision-making in a specific situation.

Moreover, our self-proclaimed rationality has no control over this effect at all.

When we witness an ultra-clear screen that surpasses cognition slowly unfolding, it is the pleasure brought by the visual senses.

When we put this large screen in our hands and feel the incredible thinness, it is the real feeling brought by the tactile sense.

The pleasant surprise will be accompanied by the mutual confirmation of sight and touch, and it will burst out indistinctly.

Huawei has always had a deep understanding of the new folding screen category of "two-in-one". In this "folding era" explored by all staff, we can see Huawei's persistence and persistence from the Mate Xs 2 product.

Starting from a natural feeling, Huawei tried to use the ideal form of "ultra thin, ultra-flat, and ultra-reliable" to subvert the public's basic impression of folding screens.

Mate Xs 2 not only maintains the familiar thin and light feel, but also caters to people's tireless pursuit of large screens, which is enough to become a super terminal that users "accustomed to daily".

The candy bar phone form has not changed much for more than ten years. Mobile phone manufacturers are constantly exploring various new forms, and the folding screen style, which represents the form of the new era, is likely to be the next mainstream change direction of smartphones. .

However, in order to replace the new form of folding screen into the mainstream, we must first satisfy our sensitive and discerning hands and eyes that have been spoiled by the thin and straight body, and satisfy the harmony of vision and touch.

Therefore, when the Mate Xs 2 reshapes the structure of the folded body to make itself lighter, thinner and more reliable, the ideal shape of the folding screen is becoming clearer in our minds, which means that this category is also It is developing towards what it should be.

Obviously, it's time to tear off the label of "only far-sighted" folding screen phones, which should become a stable and reliable flagship phone for everyone.

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