Huawei Mate X2 is the latest foldable phone from the Chinese manufacturer with an external and internal display. Unlike the first-generation Mate X, Huawei Mate X2 has a new folding mechanism called Falcon Wing Design. It folds inward instead of outwards, as seen in the Mate X and Mate Xs.
The flexible internal display measures 8-inches while the outward is 6.45-inches. Both are OLED panels with a 90Hz refresh rate. The exterior display has 2700 x 1160 pixels resolution, and the interior has 2480 x 2200 pixels.
Huawei has included several software features to utilize smartphones’ folding mechanisms, including Smart Multi-Window, Floating Window, App Multiplier, App Bubble, etc., for multitasking. App Multiplier allows users to open multiple instances in one app, which is handy in various situations.
Huawei’s in-house Kirin 9000 powers the Mate X2 in tow with a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU. The phone has 8GB of memory paired with 256GB or 512GB internal storage.
It has four cameras on the rear, led by a 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera (Wide Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS). The other three include a 16 MP Cine Camera (Ultra-Wide Angle, f/2.2 aperture), a 12 MP Telephoto Camera (3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) and an 8 MP SuperZoom Camera (10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS), with autofocus.
Capture modes are available in plenty like Story Creator, Tracking Shot, Steady Shot, Audio Zoom, High-res, and Time-Lapse. You also get Dual-View Video, Night, Macro, Portrait, Pro, Slow-Mo, Panorama, Monochrome, Light painting, HDR, Filter, Stickers, Documents, Master AI, etc.
On the front is a 16MP single selfie camera that can also shoot in a variety of modes. Huawei Mate X2 is powered by a 4500mAh battery that you can top at 55W via USB Type C cable.
There are two SIM slots available, and there are also other features like Bluetooth, 5.2, Wi-Fi, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Huawei Mate X2 Foldable smartphone runs on Android 10-based EMUI 11.0. It was unveiled in four colours, Crystal Blue, Crystal Pink, White, and Black.
The device starts at around Ksh 300,000 in the company’s home market China.