Huawei has announced the Mate X2, the first brand new folding device since 2019’s Mate X. The new phone has received a radical redesign compared to the original device, with a large screen that unfolds from the inside of the device instead of around the outside. . To use the phone while folding, the Huawei Mate X2 has a second screen on the outside, similar to Samsung’s approach to the Galaxy Fold series. Pictures of the phone were leaked minutes before the official announcement from Evan Blass Voice.
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The internal screen of the Mate X2 measures 8 inches with a resolution of 2480 x 2200, while the external screen is 6.45 inches large with a resolution of 2700 x 1160. Both are OLED, and have refresh rates of up to 90Hz. They are also both slightly larger than the 7.6-inch internal screen and 6.2-inch external screens found on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2. Internally, the phone is powered by the company’s flagship Kirin 9000 chip, the processor that debuted in its mate. 40 Pro last year. This is connected to 8 GB of RAM, and a battery with a nominal capacity of 4400 mAh that can be charged quickly up to 55W.
There are four cameras on the back of the phone. A 50-megapixel wide angle, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide, a 12-megapixel telephoto with a 3x optical zoom and an 8-megapixel “SuperZoom” camera with a 10x optical zoom. The selfie camera on the outside of the phone has a 16-megapixel resolution, and it does not appear to be a selfie camera in or around the foldable inner screen.
The Mate X2 is technically the third phone in Huawei’s folding range. Last year, it released the Mate XS, an updated version of the original Mate X that had a more durable screen and faster Kirin 990 processor.
Huawei says that the Mate X2 will be available in China with 256 GB of internal storage for 17,999 yen (around 2,785 dollars), or for 18,999 yen (around 2,940 dollars) with 512 GB of storage. Available colors include blue, pink, black and white. It will be available for purchase in China from February 25, but it is unclear when the phone can be released outside the country.