Huawei announce 2nd-gen foldable phone – Huawei Mate X2

Doubling down on the foldable future Huawei have announced their 2nd-generation foldable, the Huawei Mate X2.

Building on the company’s impressive first attempt the X2 hits all the right notes when it comes to modern day smartphone specs. Powered by a Kirin 9000 processor it’s also a 5G phone with WiFi6, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.  and a 4,500mAh battery.

The phone now comes with two 90Hz OLED displays. The large foldable one on its interior transforms into a full 8″ 2480 x 2200 display, with another on its face weighing in at 6.45″ with a 2700 x 1160 resolution.

Naturally the thing weighs the equivalent of a smartphone tonne, tapping out at just under 300 grams. This is largely due to it needing a 4,500mAh battery a seemingly impressive hinge and what’s effectively three screens to boot.

 

Lastly the phone was demoed using EMUI 11.0 (Based on Android 10) and Huawei have committed to it being upgradable to HarmonyOS, their own replacement for the Android operating system. With the company still in limbo due to trade sanctions the appeal of it, despite all the foldable wizardry, is likely to be heavily affected in western markets.

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