Huawei announced their new foldable Huawei Mate X2 today, and it’s now taking orders from 17,999 Yuan, or about $2,800.
For that kind of money is it not only a flagship device obviously, but one that upon first impression may have rooted out the main flaw of the predecessor, which was the crease in the foldable display, that by time could ruin parts of the display.
The new display from BOE, one of the world’s largest and most renown display suppliers, seems to have smoothened the display more, although a crease may still be present. This will no doubt be the subject of much inquiry the next days.
Huawei Mate X2 specs starts with a 6.45-inch smartphone OLED display at 2700 x 1160, with 90 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch response rate. The tablet screen is an 8-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2480 x 2200, 90 HZ refresh rate, and 180 Hz touch sampling rate.
The weight actually isn’t too bad, at 295 grams, with a thickness that ranges from 4.4/8.2mm unfolded to 13.5/14.7mm when folded.
It’s powered by the new Kirin 9000 processor with a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB/512GB storage options.
The Leica camera specs are of course high, with a 50MP wide angle camera, a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 12MP 3x optical zoom camera, and a 8MP 10x optical zoom camera all on the back. Then on the front there’s a 16MP camera as well.
It may be needless to say that this is a 5G foldable at this price. Other specs includes a 4500 mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and a USB C (3.1) port. The OS is the Android 10 based EMUI 11 for now, but the continuously developing HarmonyOS will roll out for it in April. Right now, over 200 of the most popular apps have been optimized to take advantage of the foldable features of the Mate X2.
I also noticed that Huawei has even launched a combined tablet and smartphone holder for cars now, which can be extended enough to even fit the Huawei Mate X2 at 8 inches.
– Tom Bowen