The Mate X2 is Huawei’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Huawei entered the foldable smartphone space back in February 2019 with the launch of the Mate X. It was followed by the Mate Xs, which was a small improvement over the original, featuring a better hinge, a more durable screen, and the Kirin 990 SoC. Earlier this month, we learned that Huawei was gearing up to launch a new foldable device called the Mate X2, and now, it’s finally here.
Huawei Mate X2: Specifications
|Specification||Huawei Mate X2|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|RAM & Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Security||Side-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|Front Camera(s)||16MP f/2.2 wide-angle selfie camera|
|Port(s)||USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port|
|Software||EMUI 11 based on Android 10|
Huawei lifted the covers off the Mate X2 in China earlier today, and it features several improvements over the Mate X and Mate Xs. The latest foldable phone from the Chinese OEM features an 8-inch foldable OLED display with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels that folds open like the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The display has a pixel density of 413ppi, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. Unlike the Z Fold 2, however, the device doesn’t feature a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera on the inner display.
On the outside, the device features a secondary 6.45-inch OLED display, which also offers a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a resolution of 2700 x 1160 pixels, which gives it a pixel density of 456ppi. Powering the two displays is a HiSilicon Kirin 9000 chip, coupled with a Mali-G78 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage.
In the camera department, the Huawei Mate X2 features a 50MP Ultra Vision primary camera with OIS, a 16MP ultra-wide cine camera, a 12MP 3x telephoto camera, and an 8MP 10x SuperZoom camera. The device also features a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout on the outer display, which houses a 16MP selfie shooter.
Keeping the device up and running is a 4,500mAh battery, which supports Huawei’s 55W SuperCharge fast charging technology. For connectivity, the device features a USB 3.1 Gen-1 Type-C port, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2.
On the software front, the Huawei Mate X2 runs EMUI 11 based on Android 10, which comes with a bunch of additional features to help users make the most of the foldable display. These include features like Smart Multi-Window mode to help users open multiple apps on the 8-inch display, Floating Windows support, a multi-video mode to display up to 4 videos on the 8-inch display at the same time and more.
Pricing & Availability
The Huawei Mate X2 is priced at CNY 17,999 (~$2,785) for the 8GB+256GB variant and CNY 18,999 (~$2,939) for the 8GB+512GB variant. It will go on sale in China starting February 25th via all major online and offline retailers. The device will be available in four colorways — Black, White, Crystal Blue, and Crystal Pink.