HUAWEI Mate X2 foldable phone announced in China
HUAWEI just announced Mate X2, the company’s latest foldable phone at an event in China.
Mate X2 comes with an inward folding design. There’s an 8-inch OLED screen on the inside with a 90Hz refresh rate along with a 6.45-inch external OLED display. The inner display also has a magnetically-controlled nano-optical layer that minimizes light reflection and glare.
Huawei has used Zirconium-based liquid metal and carbon fiber panels in the hinge. The phone closes seamlessly without a gap.
Mate X2 packs Kirin 9000 5G Soc with Mali-G78 MP24 GPU, Dual Big Core, and Tiny Core NPUs. The phone packs 8GB RAM and will be available in 256GB and 512GB storage models. Storage is also further expandable up to 256GB with an NM card.
The phone runs on EMUI 11.0 based on Android 10. The company has confirmed that the phone will get HarmonyOS by April this year.
It has a quad-camera setup co-developed with Leica. There’s a 50 megapixels primary camera, 16 megapixels ultra-wide camera, 12 megapixels telephoto camera and 8 megapixels periscope telephoto camera. The periscope camera offers 10X zoom and up to 100X digital zoom. Mate X2 also has 16 megapixels selfie camera and it is on the secondary display.
Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band), NavIC, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1). The fingerprint sensor is located on the side. The phone also packs a 4500mAh battery with 55W SuperCharge.
The base model with 256GB storage is priced at 17,999 yuan and the 512GB storage model is priced at 18,999 yuan. It will go on sale starting from China from February 25.