Late last night, only hours before the official launch we got a look at the Huawei Mate X2. It’s now officially here and it looks to be another stunning piece of engineering, advancing noticeably from the first generation.
Designed for balance while folded or open, the phone will be easy to hold without too much fear of dropping it. The physical size at 161.8 x 145.8/74.6 x 8.2/14.7 (open/closed) means it’s not massively oversized compared to other “ultra” devices.
The specs are impressive with the unit being powered by the Kirin 9000 processor and sporting a smart antenna system, your performance will always be at its peak. As is fair to expect with a modern device you’ll have 5G and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities for connectivity. It’s got a massive 4,500mAh battery, given the screen size you’ll likely need it to get through the day or access to the 55W SuperCharge.
It’s a fairly hefty 295 grams, but this is easily justified when considering that it’s an 8 inch (2480 x 2200 resolution) tablet when opened to full size. When closed the front screen is a respectable 6.45 inches (2700 x 1160 resolution) across with both screens running at 90Hz refresh rate.
The camera — in true Huawei form — will be ready to capture the moment in huge capacity with a 50MP primary rear camera, a 10x optical zoom telephoto lens that also doubles as a selfie lens when the phone is open.
The operating system is EMUI 11.0 (Android 10) with perhaps the most surprising spec, only 8GB of RAM is in the device with up to 512GB of storage included.
Like the Mate Xs before it, the Mate X2 will bring new functions to your workflow with multi-window capabilities, floating apps and a greater level of multi-tasking across the increased real estate.
There’s a lot to look forward to in the foldable phone future and Huawei has given us a glimpse at the advancements we can look forward to. If this is what we can look forward to, the future of technology looks pretty bright!