Huawei Mate X2, The Next Foldable Phone, Will Come Out On February 22

Dhir Acharya - Feb 04, 2021


Huawei Mate X2, The Next Foldable Phone, Will Come Out On February 22

Despite the downward sales trend and rumors that the company is selling off its consumer phone business, Huawei is releasing the Huawei Mate X2 soon.

While Huawei’s phone sales are going down and there are rumors it’s selling its consumer phone business, the company seems to have decided to go through with the launch of its next-generation foldable phone, which is likely to happen later this month.

The Chinese tech giant teased in an official Weibo post that the Mate X2 will arrive on February 22. This is the much-anticipated follow-up device of the original Huawei Mate X released in 2019 and the upgraded Huawei Mate Xs in 2020. This time, the foldable phone may come with an inward folding display, which is similar to the designs of the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 from Samsung. In previous foldable models, Huawei used an outward folding mechanism.

Huawei Mate X2
Huawei Mate X2

When these two companies launched their first foldable phones, the opposite design approach of the Mate X and Galaxy Fold sparked a lot of debate regarding which one is better. However, each design has its own advantages and disadvantages.

An inward folding design like the Galaxy Fold seems to be more durable as when the phone is closed, its screen is better protected from scratches by metal slides or sturdy glass. However, the device is thick because after closing the phone, users cannot access the screen, hence a secondary screen on the outer side, increasing its dimensions.

Huawei Mate X2
Huawei Mate X2

As for the outward folding design, the phone is less likely to have a crease in the middle of the screen due to the larger radius of the bend. This design also helps avoid having to add another screen for users to keep using the phone after folding it in half. Also, it didn’t have to add another selfie camera to the device. All in all, the Huawei Mate X was much thinner than the Galaxy Fold and minimized the redundant components. Nevertheless, the flexible screen was more vulnerable to external causes.

Rumor has it that the Huawei Mate X2 will sport an 8-inch folding screen along with a 6.54-inch secondary screen. The handset may support styluses and feature a new laptop mode with which users could turn the phone sideways to use it as a small computer.

Apart from that, the phone may also come with 5G connectivity, four cameras with up to 10x zoom, 66W fast charging, and up to 512GB of memory.

>>> 6 Exciting New Phones Coming In February 2021

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