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Huawei announces foldable Mate X2 with new design

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Huawei has announced a new foldable phone. This time, the Mate X2 folds open like a book. This means the fragile main screen is always protected because it sits on the inside. With its predecessor, the screen sat on the outside.

With this, the Huawei Mate X2 shares the same design as Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2. It too has a large inner screen and a secondary screen on the outside. On the Mate X2, the outer screen measures 6.45 inches with an FHD+ resolution and 90Hz speed. Unfolded the inside screen measures 8 inches with a resolution of 2480x2200 and 90Hz refresh rate.

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New Falcon Wing

Huawei calls its hinge "Falcon Wing" just as before. However, this time it is renewed. Instead of two equal parts, the X2 consists of one smaller and one larger part. These parts are tapered but when folded, they form a rectangle. The thinnest part measures only 4.4 millimeters. When folded, the device is between 13.6 and 14.7 millimeters thick. That is thinner than the Fold 2 from Samsung.

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10x periscope camera

The Mate X2 features a 16MP selfie camera up front with a quadruple camera system at the back. New to this is the higher 50MP sensor and an 8MP periscope camera with 10x optical zoom. Hybrid can zoom 20x, digital even up to 100x though we question the usability of the photos.

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Kirin 9000 processor

Inside we find a Kirin 9000 processor with 5G support. We also find a 4500 mAh battery that can be quickly charged with 55W. Wireless charging is nowhere to be found. Huawei uses EMUI 11 which is based on Android 10. Still, the device does not run any Google services so downloading apps from the Play Store is still not possible and Google apps like Maps and YouTube are still missing. This makes it unlikely that the device will be released outside of China.

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Foldable Huawei Mate X2 expected on February 22

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Chinese Huawei hasn't given up on its mobile phone adventure yet and is even announcing a new foldable on February 22. Unlike the Mate X and Xs, the display of the Mate X2 sits on the inside.

We still remember how excited we were when Huawei announced the Mate X. Yet another major manufacturer throwing its weight against the foldable market. The US trade ban didn't help but that doesn't stopped Huawei from working on a successor. The Mate X2 folds open like a book while the Mate X and Xs had the display on the outside.

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An image of the Mate X2 released by Huawei itself

Logically, this should provide more protection for the delicate flexible screen. Also Samsung's Fold and Fold 2 has its large main screen on the inside. A top executive at Huawei further reports that the Mate X2 is "full of surprises". Which ones exactly remain unclear as goes for other details for now. Whether the device has a 2nd screen on the outside for example. Which processor it uses and if there will be a global launch? The latter is not expected with all the developments surrounding Huawei. Recently, it was rumored that the troubled company was looking for a buyer for its more expensive smartphone line, something that the company itself denied.

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We'll hear more on Monday, February 22, 2021. But for what it's worth; that the message was only posted on China's Weibo is perhaps already a sign of what market Huawei is targeting. And we can't blame them for that.


Most important Huawei Mate X2 specifications

Dimensions 161.8 x 74.6 x 14.7 mm
  • Unfolded
161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight 295 grams
Codename Huawei Teton
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 10
Color display 8 inch, OLED
Camera 12 MP, 16 MP, 50 MP, 8 MP
Processor 2.05 GHz, 2.54 GHz, 3.13 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 9000
Secondary camera 16 MP
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4500 mAh
Fast charging
Audio jack plug

All Huawei Mate X2 specifications

Alternatives of the Huawei Mate X2

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Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone SE (2020) (A2275)
Apple iPhone 8 (A1863)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android109.0 (Pie)
Color display8 inch, OLED6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.1 inch, Liquid Retina, notch4.7 inch, IPS4.7 inch, IPS
Camera12 MP, 16 MP, 50 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP12 MP
Processor2.05 GHz, 2.54 GHz, 3.13 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 90001.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreApple A13 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A11 Bionic, Quad Core
Secondary camera16 MP10 MP12 MP7 MP7 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory8 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)2 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery4500 mAh3400 mAh3110 mAh1821 mAh1821 mAh
Fast charging
Audio jack plug

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