The foldable smartphone has been announced in China.
Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone was one of our favorite foldable smartphones here at T3 Towers, and it’s exciting to know that a successor to the Mate X has finally been announced in the form of the Mate X2. Initially announced in China, Huawei’s latest foldable brings in a design change where the screen now opens on the inside as opposed to the outside on the original Mate X.
The internal screen of Mate X2 will measure 8-inches and will come with a 2480-by-2200 pixel resolution. When folded, there is also an exterior 6.45-inch screen with a 2700-by-1160 pixel resolution. The OLED-based displays also come with a 90Hz refresh rate.
On the inside, the Mate X2 will sport the latest Kirin 9000 SoC similar to the one found on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. There’s also 8GB of RAM, 256GB/512GB of storage, and a 4,400mAh battery that also supports 55W fast charging. As expected, the Mate X2 won’t support Google apps and runs on Huawei’s own EMUI 11.0 based on Android 10. It was also highlighted that the Mate X2 will be one of the first devices to support Huawei’s HarmonyOS that it is planning to roll out in April.
As for the camera, the Mate X2 will have a 50-megapixel main wide camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with support for 3x optical zoom, and a special 8-megapixel zoom camera that supports 10x optical zoom. The front-facing camera comes in at 16-megapixel and is only accessible when the Mate X2 is folded.
The Huawei Mate X2 is releasing later this week in China, it wasn’t made clear if an international release is planned.