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Huawei Mate X2
Huawei Mate X2

Huawei’s foldable phone Mate X2 folds inside and has an outer screen. Huawei released the new version of its flagship foldable Huawei Mate X series phones the Huawei Mate X2. The new Mate X2 now folds inside rather than the outside folding Mate X. It also has a dual-screen design similar to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 released last year. Like the Samsung Galaxy Z fold, the Mate X2 now has a screen on its outside when the phone is folded.

The Mate X2 will also be one of the first phones to be upgraded to Huawei’s HarmonyOS starting in April, said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group during the launch event. Amid US sanctions, the phone will launch without Google’s apps or services support and will run on EMUI 11.0 based on Android 10 until it is upgraded to HarmonyOS (Huawei’s own operating system).

“The second the third round of US sanctions impacted Huawei’s supply chain leading to lower market share”, said Richard Yu. “We remain committed to continuous innovation including innovation in product form factors and foldable phones are a prime example of that” he added.

Huawei Mate X2
Huawei’s foldable phone Mate X2 folds inside and has an outer screen

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The Mate X and Xs were the thinnest foldable phones available in the market. The Mate X2’s internal screen comes with an 8.01-inch display, 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution, 413 ppi, and 90 Hz refresh rate, and 8:7.1 display aspect ratio. It also has the industry’s first magnetically-controlled nano-optical layer to protect the eyes. The layer reduces light reflection to less than 1.5% to give a comfortable viewing experience. With a 4500 mAh battery, Huawei says they have improved the 5G battery life to 14%. It also comes with a 55W fast charging.

The outer display is 6.45 inch OLED with super high resolution and higher pixel density with a 21.0 aspect ratio. Both the internal and external displays come with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Multi-Dimensional Hinge
Multi-Dimensional Hinge

Huawei says they adopted a Multi-Dimensional Hinge Design that enables the phone to fold perfectly and seamlessly, without any gap as seen in other foldable phone designs. The hinge is made from high-intensity steel and Zirconium-based liquid metal is used in the central hinge. Carbon fiber is used to support the panel, reducing the weight to 75%. The innovative hinge design also reduced the problem of creasing in the center of the display when the phone is folded. Huawei says they were able to reduce creasing to up to 40% giving a flatter surface.

The Mate X2 will be available in 4 different colors Crystal Blue, Crystal Pink, White, and Black.

Kirin 9000

Processor:

The phone is powered by Huawei Kirin 9000 soc for smartphones and tablets. It’s a 5 nm 5G SoC. The HiSilicon Kirin 9000 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC. It has eight CPU cores, a single high-performance ARM Cortex-A77 core with 3.3 GHz, and 3 more performance cores (ARM Cortex-A77) with up to 2.54 GHz. Four efficiency cores based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture with up to 2.05 GHz.

Huawei Mate X2 Cameras
Huawei Mate X2 Cameras

Cameras:

The phone is equipped with Lecia Quad cameras. A 50 MP sensor with optical image stabilization. The periscope telephoto camera supports 10x optical zoom and OIS (optical image stabilization). It also features a camera with 3x optical zoom, an ultrawide camera, and a 2.5 cm ultrawide macro camera. The front of the phone has an ultrawide camera with a multi-spectrum color temperature sensor. Huawei says the camera performance will be on par with DSLR cameras.

The Mate X2 will be available to buy in China on February 25, 2021, with 256 GB of internal storage for ¥ 17,999 (around $2,785) and 512 GB of storage for ¥ 18,999 (around $2,940).

Huawei did not mention any details as to when the phone will be available in other countries.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

Height161.8 mm
WidthUnfolded: 145.8 mm
Folded: 74.6 mm
DepthUnfolded: 4.4 mm ~ 8.2 mm
Folded: 13.6 mm ~ 14.7 mm
WeightApprox. 295 g (including the battery)

Display

Screen SizeInterior screen: 8 inches 
Exterior screen: 6.45 inches 
Color16.7 million colors
TypeInterior screen:
OLED, up to 90 Hz refresh rate,
180 Hz touch sampling rate
Exterior screen:
OLED, up to 90 Hz refresh rate,
240 Hz touch sampling rate
ResolutionInterior screen: 2480 x 2200 Pixels
Exterior screen: 2700 x 1160 Pixels
PPIInterior screen: 413 ppi
Exterior screen: 456 ppi
Huawei’s foldable phone Mate X2 folds inside

Processor

CPU HUAWEI Kirin 9000
Octa-core,
1 x Cortex-A77@3.13 GHz
3 x Cortex-A77@2.54 GHz
4 x Cortex-A55@2.05 GHz
GPU 24-core Mali-G78
NPU Dual Big Core
+ Tiny Core NPUs
(Neural-network Processing Unit)

Operating System

OSEMUI 11.0 (Based on Android 10)

Memory

MemoryRAM + ROM
8 GB RAM + 256/512 GB ROM

Cameras

Rear Camera50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS)

16 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/2.2 aperture)

12 MP Telephoto Camera (3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS)

8 MP Super Zoom Camera (10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS), support AF
*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Autofocus Modephase focus, contrast focus
Zoom ModeDigital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Hybrid Zoom
Image ResolutionSupport up to 8192 x 6144 pixels
*The actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Video ResolutionSupport up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, support 1080p@960 fps ultra slow-motion video.
*The actual video resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
**1080p@960 fps is implemented based on AI frame interpolation algorithm technology.
Rear FlashlightLED flash
Rear Camera Capture ModeStory Creator, Tracking Shot, Steady Shot, Audio Zoom, High-res, Time-Lapse, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, Aperture, Dual-View Video, Night, Macro, Portrait, Pro, Slow-Mo, Panorama, Monochrome, Light painting, HDR, Filter, Stickers, Documents, Master AI, Moving Picture, 4D Predictive Focus,  Ultra Snapshot, Capture Smiles, Audio Control, Timer, Burst Shooting
Front Camera

16 MP Selfie Camera (Wide Angle, f/2.2)
*In different photo modes, the number of pixels may be slightly different, please refer to the actual situation
Image ResolutionSupport up to 4608 x 3456 pixels
*The actual image resolution may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Video ResolutionSupport up to  2512 x 1080 pixel
Front Camera Capture ModePortrait, Panorama, AR Lens, Time-Lapse, Moving Picture, Filter, Stickers, Capture Smiles, Mirror Reflection, Audio Control, Timer

Charging

Battery4500 mAh (typical value)
ChargingThe standard charger supports 11V/6A(MAX), 10V/4A,10V/2.25A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A.
The phone supports 11V/5A (MAX) super-fast charging and is compatible with 10V/4A or 10V/2.25A  or 4.5V/5A or 5V/4.5A super-fast charging, and 9V/2A fast charging.
*HUAWEI SuperCharge cable and charger is required.

Network

Model 1TET-AN00
Primary SIM Card5G NR: n1/n3/n28(TX: 703MHz-733MHz, RX: 758MHz-788MHz)/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78/n79/n80/n84
4G FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26
4G TDD LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
3G WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19 
2G GSM: Bands 2/3/5/8(850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Secondary SIM Card4G FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26
4G TDD LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
3G WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
2G GSM: Bands 2/3/5/8(850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
*Either card slot can be set to accommodate the primary or secondary SIM card.
*Functions available on the live network depend on the situations of the carrier’s network and related services deployment.

Connectivity

WLAN2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO, HE160, 1024 QAM, 8 Spatial-stream Sounding MU-MIMO (Note: Need router support)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2, Support BLE、SBC、AAC、LDAC.
USBUSB Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
EarjackUSB Type-C earjack

NFC

NFCRead Write mode/Peer to Peer mode/Card Emulation mode (payment by *SIM card, or HCE) is supported. 
*The SIM card used for SIM card payment can only be inserted into the SIM1 card slot.
LocationGPS (L1 + L5 Dual band) / AGPS / GLONASS/ BeiDou (B1I + B1C + B2a + B2b Quad-band) / GALILEO (E1 + E5a + E5b Tri-band) / QZSS (L1 + L5 Dual band) / NavIC
SensorsGravity sensor
Infrared sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Hall sensor
Barometric pressure sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature Sensor
AudioHUAWEI Histen,support Stereo sound
Audio file format: *.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp,*.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi
Video*.3gp, *.mp4
In The BoxPhone (Built-in battery) x 1
Charger x 1
USB Type-C Cable x 1
USB Type-C Earphones x 1
Standing PU Case x 1 (Dependent on market) 
Quick Start Guide x 1
Eject Tool x 1
Warranty Card x 1 (Dependent on market)
Precautions card x 1

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