With an inward folding design, HUAWEI launches its latest foldable Smartphone with an 8-inch 90Hz OLED foldable display at an event in China, the HUAWEI Mate X2 and it is powered by Kirin 9000 5G processor.
The HUAWEI Mate X2 is actually the first foldable phone with a periscope lens, and the camera design is a little thicker. The left and right halves of the Mate X2 feature a wedge-shaped design that gives an extra edge and sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
On the outside is a 6.45-inch flexible OLED display with 2700 x 1160 pixels resolution, 180Hz touch sampling rate while the inner display measures 8” in diagonal and has a squarish aspect ratio of 8:7.1 and a resolution of 2480 x 22008-inch with 240Hz touch sampling rate
Both screens offer an OLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate outer display supports. Huawei says the inner screen uses the industry’s first “magnetically-controlled nano-optical layer”. Which is another way of saying it minimizes light reflection and glare.
The Mate X2 features a new hinge design that is made of Zirconium-based liquid metal and carbon fiber panels, which allows the device to close completely without a single gap, and you can easily close it with a single hand. It can also withstand a pressure of more than 2,100MPa.
Inside the OLED panel forms a teardrop shape to minimize creasing, the thinnest part is just 4.4mm and it is pretty heavy at 295g. It runs on Android 10 OS with EMUI 11 on top, but HUAWEI confirmed that this will be the first phone to get HarmonyOS in April.
It is powered by HUAWEI Kirin 9000 5G TSMC’s 5nm processor with four Cortex-A77 cores, where one runs at 3.13GHz, and the other at 2.54GHz others and four A55 clocking at 2.05GHz plus a Mali-G78 MP24 GPU. There is Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)/
The device comes in a single 8GB LPDDR4x RAM but offers in two different 256GB / 512GB storage, of which any can be expandable up to 256GB through a dedicated NM card support. Mate X2 comes with Hybrid Dual SIM, which either offers nano + nano / NM card.
HUAWEI did a perfect job in placing the 5G modem antenna in a more specific place that attracts a strong signal whether it’s closed or opened. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band), NavIC, and NFC connectivity.
On the second screen is the selfie snapper, it is a 16-megapixels front camera with f/2.2 aperture which can’t be used for video calls and it frees the large inner display of holes and notches.
In partnership with Leica, HUAWEI developed the rear quad camera setup, where the main camera sensor is the 50-megapixels with a 1/1.28” RYYB sensor, which supports OIS and can record 4K video with an f/1.9 aperture. It can also be used to shoot selfies too.
There is the 8-megapixels periscope telephoto camera with 10X zoom, supports up to 100x digital zoom, and features OIS. Another is the 16-megapixels ultra wide-angle which doubles as a macro camera lens and 12-megapixels RYYB 3X telephoto lens.
The HUAWEI Mate X2 sports dual speakers, and features a 4500mAh battery with 55W SuperCharge wired fast charging through Type-C. Inside the box is a USB-C cable, USB-C headset, a leather protective case and screen protectors pre-applied on both screens.
The Huawei Mate X2 256GB variant costs CNY 18,000 ($2,780/€2,300), the 512GB version goes for CNY 19,000 ($2,940/€2,420). These Smartphones will be available in China from February 25 via online and brick and mortar stores.