Huawei Mate X2 is a next-generation folding smartphone and successor to Huawei Mate X launched in China. The Mate X-Series smartphones from the manufacturer mainly focussed on the folding capabilities of the screen. The newer generation Mate X2 has improved in leaps and bounds above the predecessor in all means such as cameras and display quality.
Unlike, the previous generation of the Mate X model, the Huawei Mate X2 smartphone folds inside instead of outwards. The design aspect of this particular device is similar to Samsung Galaxy Fold’s design with the same folding mechanism. The predecessor Mate X had a different approach of folding mechanism with minor difficulties that were evident. The Mate X2 has improved these setbacks slightly for an overall different experience.
Huawei Mate X2 Specifications
Huawei Mate X2 for starters flaunts an 8-inch 90 Hz (2200 x 2480 pixels) foldable OLED display on the inside that deals with a no-notch or a punch-hole over the screen. The outer side of the Mate X2 features a 6.45-inch 90Hz OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels resolution. Both the displays of the smartphone have a 180Hz touch-sampling rate. The outer and inner displays of Mate X2 have a pixel density of 456 and 413 PPI respectively.
The Mate X2 gets powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 9000 processor combined with Mali-G78 GPU. Huawei has provided an exclusive 8GB of RAM and 256/512GB of internal storage which has expandable storage up to 256GB with the help of Huawei’s Nano Memory card. The Mate X2 sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor unit that acts as a button for the power on/off as well for faster unlocking.
The Huawei Mate X2’s camera section features a Quad Leica lens setup on the rear. The setup comprises a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.9 lens and OIS support. A 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. A 12-megapixel telephoto shooter with f/2.4 aperture and OIS support. An 8-megapixel periscope lens that has OIS support and a 10x superzoom. The front punch-hole camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens for selfies and video calling.
Features and Price
Huawei Mate X2 runs on the Android 10 Operating System with an EMUI 11.0 skin on top. The additional connectivity options are 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC. The battery packed-in with the device is a 4,500mAh cell that supports 55W fast charging with a USB Type-C port. The Mate X2 may feel bulky with 295 grams of weight and has a thickness of 14.7mm folded and 8.2mm thick unfolded.
Huawei Mate X2 will go on sale at a starting price of CNY 17,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The higher storage variant which is the 8GB RAM and 512GB storage is priced at CNY 18,999. The color options that Mate X2 will flaunt are Bright Black, Ice Crystal Blue, Ice Crystal Powder, and White Glaze. The Huawei Mate X2 scheduled for sale from February 25 in China.