Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone now official

A new foldable phone is here

Huawei officially announced its newest foldable phone, the Huawei Mate X2, at a press event in China. It sports flexible OLED displays, 5G connectivity, a powerful Kirin flagship chip, and a 4,500mAh battery with Huawei’s 55-watt SuperCharge technology.

The upgrades to the device also lie in its folding mechanism. Huawei incorporated a new and improved multi-dimensional hinge and it enables the phone to be folded inward and a lot smoother without any gaps as a result. The thinnest edge is only at 4.4mm which is quite an achievement.

This phone also packs in a Kirin 9000 chip, the same as the Huawei Mate 40 series, and a smart antenna system that automatically detects signal changes and adjusts whenever needed. On the camera side, it features a quad rear setup with the 50MP UltraVision camera with up to 10x optical RYB Telephoto imaging and up to 100x digital zoom. You can also use the rear camera setup as a selfie camera to further enhance your photos taken with you or your friends.

Huawei Mate X2 specs:

  • 6.45-inch (2700 x 1160) Flexible OLED 90Hz external display, 456ppi, 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • 8-inch (2480 x 2200) Flexible OLED 90Hz internal display, 413ppi, 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Kirin 9000 3.13GHz octa-core CPU
    Mali-G78 GPU, NPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB or 512GB storage, expandable via NM card up to 256GB
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    50MP f/1.9 main, OIS
    16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
    12MP f/2.4 zoom, OIS
    8MP f/4.4 Super Zoom, 10x optical zoom (up to 20x hybrid, 100x digital)
    ~2.5cm macro lens
  • 16MP front camera + 3D camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, Dual-SIM (nano)
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (Dual-Band), A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou (Quad-Band), GALILEO (Triple-Band), QZSS (Dual-Band), NavIC, NFC
  • USB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen1
  • Infrared sensor, Fingerprint scanner
  • EMUI 11.0 (based Android 10), upgradable to HarmonyOS
  • 4,500mAh battery
    55W Super Fast Charge
  • Colors: Blue, Pink, White, Black

Software-wise, Huawei brings in an infinite number of open windows when you use the larger eight-inch flexible OLED display, and stay connected with your friends through floating windows. They also tout their top-notch security so that your confidential information, such as ID data and payment details, is kept secure at all times.

Gamers can also expect a more immersive experience with the larger display, the 4500mAh battery, and the 55W Huawei SuperCharge that can charge your phone in less than an hour.

The Huawei Mate X2 will be available in China in two storage variants with these price tags in tow: CNY 17,999 for the 256GB model, and CNY 18,999 for the beefier 512GB one.

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