What you need to know
- A new rumor claims Huawei Mate X2 will come with an inward-folding display, just like Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2.
- The flagship foldable phone is expected to feature an 8.03-inch main display with a colorless polyimide (CPI) film on top.
- There is no word on the foldable phone's tech specs at this point.
Huawei, which surpassed Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone maker in the second quarter of 2020, is expected to launch its last flagship phone with a Kirin chipset sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Even though the company hasn't officially confirmed it yet, rumors suggest Huawei may also launch a new foldable phone before the end of the year.
According to Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young, Huawei's next foldable smartphone will have an inward-folding display, similar to Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2. So far, however, Huawei has only launched foldable phones with outward-folding displays.
The Mate X2 will have the same panel size as the original Mate X, 8.03”. But it is in-folding rather than out-folding.The Mate X2 will have the same panel size as the original Mate X, 8.03”. But it is in-folding rather than out-folding.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 9, 2020August 9, 2020
Young also claims that the phone's main display will measure 8.0-inches diagonally, identical to the original Mate X. While the Mate X2 may feature a larger main display than the Galaxy Z Fold 2, it will apparently not come with Ultra Thin Glass. Instead, the foldable phone is tipped to use a colorless polyimide (CPI) film on top of the display panel.
Mate X2 is in-folding like the Z Fold 2 and will be sourced from Samsung and BOE. No UTG, CPI instead. But perhaps you already knew all that...:)Mate X2 is in-folding like the Z Fold 2 and will be sourced from Samsung and BOE. No UTG, CPI instead. But perhaps you already knew all that...:)— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 7, 2020August 7, 2020
Unfortunately, there is little else that is known about the Huawei Mate X2 currently. Since Huawei confirmed last week that the Mate 40 will be its last flagship phone to feature a Kirin mobile processor, the Mate X2 will likely be powered by a MediaTek or Qualcomm chipset instead.
I'd like to get excited but it will cost 10x too much and never come to the US. Others have been slow to copy.
Huawei's hardware is second to none... I own a Mate 20x the best phone I ever owned, but without Google services their products are doomed to fail...
Ditto, my P30 Pro is by far best phone I ever had
It's sad but true that hardware and software are two sides of the same coin and unfortunately at this point in time an Android phone outside of China without Google services will (for most) people be a non starter no matter how bleeding edge the technology. Most people are not tech enthusiasts who know how to sideload the play store and need a phone that works how they are used to straight out the box.
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