Huawei has unveiled its latest foldable smartphone, the Mate X2, at a special event in China.
The successor to 2019’s Mate X, the phone has received a radical redesign and now features a large uninterrupted 8-inch screen that folds inwards, rather than having the main display on the exterior, as with the original device.
The main screen uses a 180Hz display with an 8:7.1 aspect ratio, and when the phone is folded, a second 6.45-inch display (with a 12:9 aspect ratio) on the outside can be used, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold design. Both displays feature a wide color gamut and an ultra-low reflection feature that bests the reflectance level of Apple’s Pro Display XDR, claims Huawei.
The Mate X2 is powered by the Kirin 9000 5G chip, which debuted in Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro last year. It’s supported by 8GB of RAM, and a 4,400mAh battery that can be fast-charged at up to 55W. The device also supports dual-SIM 4G/5G use, and comes supplied with a leather case featuring a kickstand.
When it comes to the cameras, there’s an Ultra Vision Leica Quad setup consisting of a 50MP wide-angle lens, 16MP ultra-wide lens, 12MP telephoto lens (3x optical zoom), and 8MP “SuperZoom” camera (10x optical zoom).
It arrives in China on February 25 for RMB 17,999 ($2,784) or 18,999 ($2,939), depending on the storage option. With no Google apps or services, don’t expect a US release.