Huawei Mate X2, the new folding mobile has a second screen, more cameras and much more power

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Huawei has unveiled its new version of folding mobile, the third in its catalog after the first Huawei Mate X and the second Huawei Mate XS. The new model, called as Huawei Mate X2, strengthens the position of the brand on folding models while changing the direction of the folding to resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Not that Huawei is in a very good position due to United States trade sticks, but this has not been an excuse for the brand to stop innovating in the field of smartphones. Apart from preparing the Huawei P50, and after having commercialized the Huawei Mate 40, the manufacturer marks the start of 2021 in terms of new smartphones with the Huawei Mate X2, a folding that points ways. Powerful, attractive and with high performance, this is how we could define the new smartphone.


Huawei Mate X2 data sheet

Huawei Mate X2

Screen

Internal: 8-inch flexible OLED (2,480 x 2,200 pixels), 90 Hz refresh rate, 180 Hz touch rate, 413 DPI
External: 6.45-inch flexible OLED 2,700 x 1,160 pixels), 90 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch rate, 456 DPI

Processor

Kirin 9000

GPU

ARM Mali-G78

RAM

8GB / 512GB
Support for 256GB NMCards

Storage

256/512 GB
Support for 256GB NM Cards

Rear cameras

50 megapixel wide angle, f / 1.9, OIS
16 megapixel ultra wide angle, f / 2.2
12 megapixel telephoto (up to 30x digital zoom), f / 2.4, OIS
8 megapixel super 10x zoom, f / 4.4, OIS

Front camera

16 megapixel wide angle, f / 2.2

Connectivity

5G (SIM 1)
Dual 4G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
USB C 3.1

Drums

4,500 mAh
55W fast charge

Dimensions and weight

Open: 161.8 x 145.8 x 4.4-8.2mm
Closed: 161.8 x 74.6 x 13.6-14.7 mm
Weight: 295 grams

Android version

Android 10 with EMUI 11

Prices

Now the main screen is inside

Huawei Mate X2

The Huawei Mate X2 is a ‘premium’ range mobile with all the laws. For the interior the brand has chosen its Huawei Kirin 9000, an SoC that provides great power, both in software processing and graphics. Compatibility with 5G networks is also taken advantage of; including 8 GB of RAM and two storage versions: 256 and 512 GB. Huawei continues to rely on its own SD cards to expand the space.

The screen folding changes orientation on the Huawei Mate X2: from folding to be on the outside to doing it in the opposite direction, inwards (similar to how Samsung does with the Folds). In addition, Huawei includes a second external screen that has dimensions similar to those of a ‘common’ smartphone: 6.45 inches (the internal one is 8 inches when deployed). Both panels are flexible OLEDs and offer 90 Hz refresh rate.

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The design of the Huawei Mate X2 is elegant, it has an aluminum body, the back face is made of glass, it is available in pastel colors (blue, pink, white and gray), the mobile lacks a headphone port, it includes dual SIM (only the primary SIM has 5G), it has a USB C 3.1 port and does not do without NFC.

Huawei Mate X2

The Huawei Mate X2 offers a quadruple rear camera and does not dispense with the front: the mobile allows selfies without displaying the internal screen (previous models did not need a front camera). In terms of performance, the main rear sensor is a 50 megapixel one with mechanical stabilization; to which are added a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle and two telephoto lenses: one with a 12 megapixel sensor and the other with an 8 megapixel sensor. Ahead, the Huawei Mate X2 maintains a 16-megapixel front camera. Photography receives Leica certification.

Huawei Mate X2

The battery chosen for the phone has a 4,500 mAh capacity. It offers 55 W wired charging and does not have wireless charging. For its part, the included software is EMUI 11 based on Android 10.

Price and availability of the Huawei Mate X2

The phone will go on sale in China on March 25. Its price in that country is as follows:

  • Huawei Mate X2 8/256 GB: 17,999 yuan, about 2,294 euros to change.
  • Huawei Mate X2 8/512 GB: 18,999 yuan, about 2,422 euros to change.


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