It will be almost a year since the Mate Xs foldable was unveiled, and we have been hearing a lot about the Huawei Mate X2. While we know some of its key specs–chief among this include a Kirin 9000 processor and a 50-megapixel main rear camera–it is only recently that Huawei confirmed that the Mate X2 will launch in China on February 22.
From the poster, the biggest takeaway here is that Huawei is shifting to an inward folding display instead of an outward folding one like with the Mate X and Mate XS. The said display measure 8.01-inches and has a resolution of 2480×2200. Also interesting is that the inner display will not have any punch holes unlike the Galaxy Z Fold2.
Instead, the punch-hole will be found on the 6.45-inch outer display, which is said to have a 16-megapixel selfie snapper and a ToF sensor.
For the rear cameras, the Mate X2 will get a quad-rear camera setup that consists of a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 12-megapixel telephoto camera, and an 8-megapixel periscope camera that is capable of 10x optical zoom. Powering the foldable will be a 4400mAh battery with Huawei’s 66w wired charging, and Android 10-based EMUI (sans Google Services).
It would be interesting to see how many Huawei Mate X2 devices will be sold to the public when it launches on February 22, given that Huawei only has a limited supply (9 million chips specifically, but that’s prior to the launch of the Mate 40 series) of Kirin 9000 chips due to the effects of the US Trade Ban. That is expected to dwindle further since the P50 series–which is rumored to launch sometime in March–is expected to use Kirin 9000 processors as well.