Huawei has announced the its flagship foldable smartphone for 2021. The device succeeds the Mate X that was launched some months ago.
The Mate X2 comes without support for Google’s apps or services, which is likely to severely limit its appeal outside of China. However, the phone still run on EMUI 11.0 based on Android 10. According to Hauwei, the Mate X2 will be among the first phones to be updated to its own operating system, HarmonyOS, starting in April.
Considering the screen size, the display measures 8 inches with a resolution of 2480 x 2200. When folded, the external screen is 6.45” in diagonal and has a 21:9 aspect ratio. Both screens are OLED panels with 90Hz refresh rate. The internal panel supports DCI-P3 colors, the external one does not. The external one wins out in terms of touch sampling rate, 240Hz vs. 180Hz
On the inside, the phone is powered by the company’s flagship Kirin 9000 chip, the processor that debuted in its Mate 40 Pro last year. It comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The battery capacity is 4,400mAh and can be fast-charged at up to 55W.
As for the camera, the Mate X2 has four cameras on the rear of the phone: a 50-megapixel wide-angle, a 16-megapixel ultrawide, a 12-megapixel telephoto with a 3x optical zoom, and an 8-megapixel “SuperZoom” camera with a 10x optical zoom. For the selfie camera, the phone has a 16-megapixel.
As for the pricing, the Mate X2 will be available in China with 256GB of internal storage for ¥17,999 (around $2,785) or for ¥18,999 (around $2,940) with 512GB of storage. Available colors include blue, pink, black, and white.