Huawei’s Latest Foldable, The Mate X2 Brings The Fight To Samsung In Fashion

Shloke Sarkar

Huawei has finally launched the Mate X2 foldable, the second foldable device from the smartphone giant following the launch of the Mate X approximately two years ago.

Unlike its predecessor, the Mate X2 now comes with a second screen on the outside for added functionality, with the main screen folding inwards instead of the conventional way.

Display and Dimensions

In terms of the display, the device comes with an OLED screen that is 8 inches in size with support for up to a refresh rate of 90Hz, whilst the external display is a 6.45-inch panel, also with support for 90Hz. The interior panel differs with a touch sampling rate of just 180Hz, whereas the outer screen has a sampling rate of 240Hz.

As for the resolution, the inner panel has a resolution of  2480 x 2200 pixels with a pixel density of 413 PPI, while the exterior screen comes with a resolution of 2700 x 1160 and a pixel density of 456 PPI.

According to the company, the device will come with a decently sized 4500 mAh battery with support for HUAWEI SuperCharge and 55W charging speeds. Furthermore, the device will weigh 295 grams and support 5G networks on the primary SIM and 4G networks on the other SIM.

Cameras and Performance

Moving to the camera, the company offers a 50-megapixel Ultra Vision camera with wide-angle capabilities, coupled with a 16-megapixel Cine Camera, also with support for ultrawide capabilities. Other cameras include a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom as well as an 8-megapixel SuperZoom camera with 10x optical zoom, complete with support for phase autofocus.

Huawei states that the device will support up to 8192 x 6144-pixel images, whilst 4K videos or 1080p videos at 960 frames per second will also be supported. As for the selfie snapper, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with wide-angle support and 1080p video recording.

Performance is another area where the Mate X2 stands out, with the device being powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 9000 chip which was also found on the Mate 40 Pro.

As for the graphics side of things, the device comes with the 24-core Mali G78 GPU. As for storage, the device will feature 8GB of RAM and come with either 256 or 512GB storage variants.

Mate X2: Software and Pricing

The Mate X2 is being shipped by Huawei with the device running on Android 10 running on top of EMUI 11.0, meaning that the device will run on an outdated version of Android out of the box.

Do note that there will be an absence of support of Google Play Services or applications found on the Google Play Store, something which might reduce the appeal of the device to users outside China.

As for the pricing side of things, the Mate X2 will be available in China with 256GB of internal storage for ¥17,999 ($2,785) and ¥18,999 (around $2,940) for 512GB of storage. Colours on offer include blue, pink, black, and white. The device will be available for purchase in China from February 25th.

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