Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone with Kirin 9000, 50MP cameras launched
This is Huawei's second device since the Mate X launched in 2019, and will ship with Android 10-based EMUI 11 out of the box.
Huawei has launched its Mate X2 foldable device, the second foldable from the Chinese manufacturer following the Mate X two years ago. However unlike its predecessor, the Mate X2 has a second screen on the outside that you can use when it is shut, and the screen now folds inwards instead of the other way around.
The device’s OLED screen is 8 inches tall and supports up to 90Hz refresh rate, while the external screen is 6.45 inches and also supports up to 90Hz refresh rate. However the interiors display supports a touch sampling rate of only 180Hz compared to its external counterpart that has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.
Huawei also says that the interior screen has a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels and has a pixel density of 413 ppi, while the exterior screen is 2700 x 1160 and has a pixel density of 456 ppi. According to the company, the device will come with a 4500 mAh battery with HUAWEI SuperCharge support and 55W charging speeds. It will weigh about 295 grams and supports 5G networks on the primary SIM and 4G networks on the secondary SIM.
The company is offering a 50 MP Ultra Vision camera with wide angle support, a 16 MP Cine Camera with ultrawide support, a 12 MP Telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and an 8 MP SuperZoom camera with 10x optical zoom and support for phase autofocus. Huawei says the device will support up to 8192 x 6144 pixel images, while 4K videos or 1080p videos at 960 frames per second will be supported. On the front is a 16 MP selfie shooter with wide angle support, and FHD video recording.
The Mate X2 will be powered by Huwaei’s in-house Kirin 9000 chipset which was found on last year’s Mate 40 Pro. An octa-core processor, with one Cortex A77 core at 3.13 Ghz, three Cortex A77 cores at 2.54 GHz and four Cortex A55 efficiency cores at 2.05 GHz. On the graphics front the device will sport the 24-core Mali G78 GPU. The device will be powered by 8GB RAM and come in 256/512GB storage variants.
Huawei is shipping the Mate X2 with Android 10-based EMUI 11.0 out of the box, which means it will run Android 10. There will be no support for Google Play Services or any apps that are found exclusively on the Google Play Store - something that may not appeal to users outside mainland China.