Huawei has released a new teaser for the upcoming Mate X2 folding phone on Weibo, and offers the strongest hint so far that it will move from the original Mate X design. The first Mate X, announced in 2019 and updated in 2020, had a single large screen that was folded in half so that the screen was on the outside of the device. However, the follow-up phone looks like it will throw the other way, more like Samsung’s Galaxy Folds.
With reference to a new design for the Mate X2, the teaser image shows the phone from the side open at an angle, with a glow on the inside of the hinge. The photo is also a reference to the time of the event, which will take place at 8.00 China time (07:00 ET) on 22 February.
Here is the full teaser image:
The announcement will coincide with Mobile World Congress Shanghai next week, which has replaced its traditional summer track with the larger Barcelona event. As of now, the GSM association is still planning for MWC Barcelona to take place in person from 28 June, but these plans can of course be changed depending on the pandemic situation, and telephone companies have probably planned new device launches in around February and March as usual.