What you need to know
- Huawei has announced a new foldable phone called the Mate X2.
- It features an inward-folding design, similar to Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2.
- The phone comes with an 8-inch main display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 5nm Kirin 9000 processor, and a quad-camera setup featuring a 50MP main camera.
Huawei today unveiled the Mate X2, its third foldable smartphone. Unlike the last two foldable phones from the company, however, the new Mate X2 doesn't have an outward-folding design. Instead, it has a similar inward-folding design as the best foldable phone on the market — Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2.
The new Mate X2 sports an 8-inch OLED main display with 2480 x 2220 resolution, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a 6.45-inch outer display with the same 90Hz refresh rate and a higher 240Hz touch sampling rate. Powering the phone is HiSilicon's 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset, which is paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Around the back of the phone is a quad-lens camera system that includes a 50MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and an 8MP periscope lens with 10x optical zoom. Just as the rumors had suggested, the phone packs a 4,500mAh battery and supports 55W fast charging speeds. On the software side of things, the Mate X2 runs EMUI 11 on top of Android 10. As you would expect, there's no support for Google apps or services.
Huawei Mate X2 will be going on sale in China from February 25, but there's no word on global availability yet. The foldable phone is priced at 17,999 yuan ($2,785) in the country for the 256GB version and 18,999 yuan ($2,940) for the 512GB version.