Huawei Mate X2, foldable phone launched in China

Huawei Mate X2, foldable phone launched in China

Huawei has launched Mate X2, a foldable smartphone on Monday as it faces issues over the future of its handset business that has been hurt by several U.S. sanctions.

The Huawei Mate X2 launch highlights Huawei’s continued push into the high-end smartphone space.

The first foldable smartphone [Huawei Mate X] from the company didn’t meet expectations, coupled with the Google ban that hit the Chinese tech giant along the way. Regardless, the launch of Huawei Mate X2 can only mean that the company still have faith in foldable smartphones.

Huawei Mate X2 features

  • An exterior and interior screen that is presented when the phone is unfolded. The exterior display is 6.45-inch and the interior display is 8-inch.
  • A rear camera set up with 4 sensors for zooming and depth.
  • The processor is the Kirin 9000, Huawei’s proprietary chip.
  • It will be one of the first Huawei phones able to run its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system.

Huawei Mate X2 Full Specifications

General

BrandHuawei
ModelMate X2
Launch Date22nd February 2021 (expected)
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)161.80 x 74.60 x 14.70
Weight (g)295.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursBright Black, Ice Crystal Blue, Ice Crystal Powder, White Glaze

Display

Screen size (inches)6.45
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1160×2700 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)456

Second display

Screen size (inches)8.00
TouchscreenYes
Resolution2200×2480 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)413

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeHiSilicon Kirin 9000
RAM8GB
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage up to (GB)256

Camera

Rear camera50-megapixel (f/1.9) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/4.4)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.2)

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinEMUI 10.1

Connectivity


Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.20
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Micro-USBNo
LightningNo
HeadphonesType-C
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

The Huawei Mate X2, 256GB version will be priced at 17,999 yuan ($2,785) while the 512GB model will start at 18,999 yuan. It will be on sale in China from Feb. 25. Huawei did not specify if it will be available in international markets.



Huawei remains under pressure from U.S. sanctions authorized by the Trump government which has harmed its smartphone company, in particular outside of China.


The Chinese firm shipped 32 million smartphones in the fourth quarter on 2020, down nearly 43% from last year and making it the sixth-biggest phone vendor by market share, according to Canalys. It’s the first time Huawei has slipped out of the top five in six years.


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