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Huawei Mate X2: Everything you need to know

By Prakhar Khanna February 22, 2021, 8:00 am
Huawei Mate X2 cover

Huawei unveiled the Huawei Mate X2 on Monday, February 22. The device features a new design language and is vastly different from its predecessor. It comes with an inward-foldable design rather than featuring the outward-folding design found on the Mate X and Mate Xs. Leading up to the launch, most of the specifications and design details of the device were already leaked online. Here’s everything you need to know about the Huawei Mate X2.

Vastly different from the Mate X

As mentioned above, the Huawei Mate X2 is the exact opposite of the predecessor in terms of design. The device features an inward-folding display instead of an outward folding one found on the Mate X.

HUAWEI Mate Xs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

With the Mate X, Huawei had its display always exposed to the elements, hence prone to wear and tear. However, Samsung protected its foldable display and included a second, outer display. While Huawei took pride in its approach with the Mate X, it is now shifting to Samsung’s foldable approach.

There are no cameras lying on the inside when unfolded. Hence, the selfie shooters only reside on the outer display and the inside is a full-screen display without any notch or punch-hole distractions.

The most powerful Huawei smartphone?

Huawei Mate X2 foldable is powered by its Kirin 9000 SoC. The chipset is based on the 5nm process and employs a 1+3+4 tri-cluster core design. It could be the most powerful Huawei smartphone alongside the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro.

HUAWEI Kirin 9000

The Kirin 9000 SoC features a Cortex-A77 based prime core clocked at 3.13GHz, three high-performance Cortex-A77 based cores ticking at 2.54GHz, and three Cortex-A55 based efficiency cores running at 2.05GHz. Moreover, the graphics are managed by a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU. It also comes with an integrated cellular modem with support for Sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G bands. 

Huawei Mate X2 Specifications

Huawei Mate X2
DisplayInterior: 8″ OLED, 90Hz, 180Hz touch sampling rate,
2480 x 2200 Pixels, 413 PPI

Exterior: 6.45″ OLED, 90Hz, 240Hz touch response rate,
2700 x 1160 Pixels, 456 PPI
ProcessorKirin 9000
Storage256GB / 512GB
50 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 SuperZoom Camera 
(10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS), support AF

16 MP Selfie Camera 
(Wide Angle, f/2.2)
Battery4500mAh with 55W fast charging
Weight295 grams

The Huawei Mate X2 features an 8-inch foldable inner OLED display, which comes with a 2480 x 2200 pixel resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate at 413 PPI. There is a 6.45-inch outer display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2700 x 1160 pixel resolution, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate at 456 PPI. It is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 9000 SoC. It runs EMUI 11.0 that is based on Android 10 out of the box. It comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB / 512GB of internal storage.

Huawei Mate X2 back

The device sports a quad rear camera setup. There is a 50MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS) primary camera. It is accompanied by a 16MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/2.2 aperture), a 12MP Telephoto Camera (3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS), and an 8MP SuperZoom Camera (10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS) that supports AF. The camera features include Story Creator, Tracking Shot, Steady Shot, Audio Zoom, High-res, Time-Lapse, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, among others. On the front, lies a 16MP selfie shooter.

The Huawei Mate X2 packs a 4,500mAh battery, which supports 55W fast charging. It comes with Bluetooth 5.2, a USB Type-C port, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor for authentication.

HUAWEI Mate X2 price

The device starts at 17,999 Yuan (~USD 2,775) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, and 18,999 Yuan (~USD 2,939) for the 512GB model. There is no word on global availability yet.


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