Huawei still has their hat in the smartphone ring and announced their latest foldable flagship phone, the Huawei Mate X2 which has an inwards folding hinge design and both a foldable display and an outwards facing touchscreen, a design somewhat akin to the Samsung Galaxy Fold unlike the outwards folding Mate Xs and Mate X that was glimpsed awhile back.
The Huawei Mate X2 is constructed of steel and carbon fiber composite to create a durable and light chassis with what they call a ‘Falcon Wing’ design with a combined thickness that’s about 4.4mm thin at its thinnest point.
The inwards touchscreen unfurls into an 8-inch OLED panel that has an aspect ratio of 8: 7.1 with a dense 413ppi while the external 6.45-inch OLED display has a taller 21:9 aspect ratio and 456ppi.
Both panels have a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Huawei Mate X2 packs a Kirin 9000 5G processor while the rear has an Ultra Vision Leica Quad camera array with a primary 50MP Super Sensing wide camera, an 8MP camera with 10x optical zoom zoom, a 12MP camera with 3x optical zoom with both zoom cameras combining to offer up to 100x digital zoom, and a 16MP ultra wide angle camera that also has a macro mode. The front also sports a single 16MP camera for selfies.
Huawei Mate X2 Price and Launch Date
Other mod-cons include stereo speakers powered by Huawei’s own Histen tech as well as a 4,500mAh battery that supports 55W Supercharge tech. At its launch in China, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mate X2 will be available in 4 colourways – White, Black, Crystal Blue and Crystal Pink with a release date of 25th February 2021 in China.
Two storage versions of the Mate X2 will be available, with a 8GB RAM/ 256GB model retailing for RMB 17,999 (about RM11,252) and an 8GB RAM/ 512GB model for RMB 18,999 (about RM11,878). For a recap of the launch, you can check out their official launch video below. There’s no news on a local release yet in Malaysia but we’ll keep you posted!