Huawei Mate X2 has officially launched in China as the successor to the Mate X from 2019. The Mate X2 features an 8-inch foldable display when unfolded but when folded, you get a 6.45-inch flagship smartphone that is packed to the brim with the latest hardware. It folds inwards as opposed to the outward folding mechanism we have seen in the previous generation.
The Huawei Mate X2 has launched in China starting at CNY 17,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and CNY 18,999 for the 512GB storage option. This roughly translates to a starting price of Rs 2,00,000 by direct conversion. Having said that, there is no official word on the launch of the Mate X2 outside of China yet.
The Huawei Mate X2 has an aluminium chassis that measures 8.2 millimetres when unfolded and 14.7 millimetres when folded. The phone has been given a wedge-shaped design that measures 4.4 millimetres at its thinnest point.
There’s a 6.45-inch Full HD+ (2700 x 1160 pixels) resolution display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. When unfolded, there’s a large 8-inch OLED screen with a 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution and supports a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Mate X2 is powered by the Kirin 9000 5G processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G78 GPU. This is paired with 8GB RAM and upto 256GB storage options to choose from. It also supports storage expansion via nano memory cards of upto 256GB. It runs on Android 10 based EMUI 11 and uses Huawei Mobile services.
Huawei Mate X2 has quad cameras on the back headlined by a 50MP primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, a 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, an 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at upto 60FPS and is backed by OIS and EIS.
The Mate X2 has stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint reader and is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 55W fast charging out-of-the-box.