The Chinese giant has presented the Huawei Mate X2, a smartphone with which the company points directly at the top of the flexible smartphone industry, where it competes, directly, with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series.
At the design level, the Huawei Mate X2 maintains a clearly conservative approach, although it introduces an important change compared to the previous model of the previous generation, the Huawei Xs, since Adopt the dual screen concept that we saw, precisely in Samsung’s Galaxy Fold series.
This means that the new Huawei comes with an external screen that allows it to be used as a “traditional” smartphone, and a flexible interior screen that, once opened, provides us with an experience similar to what we would have with a small table. .
The two screens have very narrow borders, although only the smaller screen integrates an oval island to accommodate the front camera, which is 16 MP. The user experience has no mystery: when it is closed it is a smartphone, and when it is opened it becomes a tablet.
In the inner screen, Huawei has integrated the first “Magnetically controlled nano-optical layer” of the industry. What does this mean for the user? Well, very simple, that this technology reduces light reflection and minimizes glare, which is especially useful when used outdoors. However, this screen is not protected with ultra-thin glass, which means that we must be very careful when using it.
Continuing with the interior screen, which is the most interesting of the Huawei Mate X2 for being flexible, we find a compact hinge that does not leave the slightest space, that is, when the terminal is closed it remains completely flat, as we can see in the attached image. According to Huawei, the interior OLED panel (both screens are OLED type), is teardrop-shaped to minimize wrinkles, and materials such as carbon fiber and zirconium-based liquid metal have been used in the hinge to reduce weight.
When it comes to build quality, the Huawei Mate X2 It is made of aluminum (frame) and glass, both on the front and back, but not on the inner screen due to the obvious limitations imposed by a flexible screen. At the rear, it mounts an island that houses a four-camera configuration, and on the side is the fingerprint reader. After this first overview, we’re ready to go over its key features.
Huawei Mate X2 specifications
Main: 6.45-inch OLED with 2,700 x 1,160 pixel resolution, 90 Hz. Internal (flexible): 8-inch OLED with 2,480 x 2,200 pixel resolution, 90 Hz
Kirin 9000 with 8-core CPU and Mali G78 MP24 GPU
256GB / 512GB expandable
50 MP rear camera with f1.9 aperture, 16 MP wide angle with f2.2 aperture, 12 MP telephoto with f2.4 aperture and 8 MP telephoto with f4.4 aperture
16 MP with f2.2 aperture
4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30 / 60fps, gyro-EIS, 1080p @ 30fps with the front camera
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Fingerprint reader on the side, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer and color spectrum.
Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, 5G
4,500 mAh, 55-watt fast charge
161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2mm closed, 161.8 x 74.6 x 14.7m open
Available in black, white, light blue and rose gold
EMUI 11 (Android 10)
Availability and prices of the Huawei Mate X2
At the moment the Huawei Mate X2 has only been confirmed for the Chinese market, where it will be priced at 2,294 euros to the change in its version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage capacity, and 2,422 euros to the change in its version with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage capacity.
We are not clear that the Huawei Mate X2 will reach other markets, at least for the moment, as we are told from GSMArena. This has an explanation, and it is that the Chinese company access to TSMC is still banned, which implies that it has to dose its Kirin 9000 SoCs, although we will obviously update this information if the Chinese giant says otherwise.