The Mate X2 comes after the Mate X and the Mate Xs, a 5G phone that has a lot of similarities to the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Huawei has updated the design, as the device is now opened from the inside instead of the outside, and Huawei claims that it has mastered the manufacture of the joint, which means that the phone includes an imperceptible gap when folded.
The largest internal screen area is 8 inches with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels, while the external screen comes in 6.45 inches with a resolution of 2700 x 1160 pixels. Both screens are OLED and boast 90Hz refresh rates.
In terms of materials, the steel has been trimmed in favor of a carbon fiber frame to keep the device rigid and lightweight.
Huawei says: The phone works with the EMUI 11.0 user interface based on Android 10, adding in the live broadcast of its launch that it will be among the first phones to be updated to HarmonyOS, starting in April.
The Mate X2 includes the Kirin 9000 chipset – compared to the 990 chip in the Mate Xs, and the company previously said: The Mate 40 will be the last phone to receive the Kirin 9000 processor due to US trade sanctions.
The new Huawei phone features 8 GB of RAM and a 4400 mAh battery, with fast charging of 55 watts.
The Leica quad camera set in the new phone includes a 50-megapixel wide-angle main camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and an 8-megapixel SuperZoom camera with 10x optical zoom.
There is also a front camera outside that features a 16-megapixel lens, and the Mate X2 comes in four colors: black, white, crystal blue, and crystal pink.
As expected, the foldable device comes at a hefty price tag, as the device costs in China – Goes up for sale on February 25th – About $ 2785 for the 256 GB version, and $ 2,940 for the 512 GB version.
There is currently no information on whether it will be launched in other markets, including the United States.