The Mate X2, which follows the original Mate X and the durable Mate Xs, is a 5G handset that has a lot of similarities with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Huawei has refreshed the design, with the device now opening from the inside rather than the outside.
Huawei claims to have perfected its hinge, meaning the phone now folds with an “imperceptible” gap.
The third gen Mate X2’s larger inner screen measures 8 inches with a resolution of 2480 X 2200, the outer screen packs 6.45 inches of space with a 2700 x 1160 resolution.
Both displays are OLED and boast 90Hz refresh rates that should be great for gaming. It has pared steel with a carbon fiber chassis to keep the device tough yet light.
Huawei is still grappling with its fatal flaw; (A lack of Google apps) Huawei says “the phone will run on EMUI 11.0 based on Android 10, adding in its launch livestream that it will be among its first phones to be upgraded to its HarmonyOS.
Huawei Mate X2 has a Leica quad-camera array that includes a 50-megapixel wide-angle main camera (a step up, at least on paper, from the 40-megapixel lens on the Xs), a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and an 8-megapixel “Superzoom” with 10x optical zoom, a selfie camera on the outside that boasts a 16-megapixel lens. The Mate X2 comes in four colors: Traditional black and white, as well as crystal blue and crystal pink.