Huawei announced the Mate X2 foldable smartphone which replaced its 2019 Mate X with new specs and a different design philosophy.
The biggest change that we see is adopting a different design strategy for the design. The 2019 Mate X’s had one screen that curved outwards and had a small strip that contains the cameras. 2021’s Mate X2 is different where the main display curves inwards. There is a second screen at the front that houses the selfie cameras and the back has the main camera array and back glass.
Speaking of the screens, they are pretty good. The interior screen is an 8 inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels and upto 90hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The 6.45 inch exterior screen is also an OLED panel with a 90hz refresh rate, 2700 x 1160 pixel resolution and a 240hz touch sampling rate.
The smartphone runs on Huawei’s own Kirin 9000 and has 8GB or RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage.
The Huawei Mate X2 has a lot of cameras. The main camera array features a main 50MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and OIS, 16MP ultra wide camera with f/2.2 lens, 12MP 3X optical zoom telephoto camera and a 8MP 10x telephoto camera. This is high end tech right here and matches what the competition offers. Their selfie camera is a 16MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 lens.
The battery capacity is what we expect from Huawei. The Mate X2 has a 4500mAh battery and supports 55W fast charging that needs Huawei supercharge.
It has USB C port, supports Bluetooth 5.2, has NFC and supports 5G as expected. It runs EMU 11.0 based on Android 10
Huawei also touted some multitasking features with this phone. “Smart multi-window” will allow you to multitask within aps and in between apps, which is something folding phones do very well. They also claim that the transition effects make it feel smoother and more responsive.
The Mate X2 will be available in China on February 25th with 256GB going for around $2785 and around $2940 for the 512GB version. It will be available in black, pink, blue and white.