Huawei has just announced the Huawei Mate X2 and it looks surprisingly similar to another foldable.
I am Athar here & I want to tell you about New Huawei Mate X2.
Everything you need to know about the Huawei Mate x2. while we had the announcement, which was in Chinese, and I know that everybody is going to sit through the full Chinese presentation, I’m summarizing everything here for you ladies & gentlemen.
Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room. I know a lot of you guys are going to be seeing this in the comments. Yes, the meat eggs too, look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G.
If we look at the Huawei Mate X and the Huawei Mate XS, the outer folding designs, whereas the Huawei Mate X2 is now an inner folding design, arguably, the outer folding design does look better.
It does have to have some form of plastic with it. And plastic scratches much easier than glass, like level two or three. I can’t remember we’ll have to ask a sec anyway, on Huawei Mate X2, what we did find was that when the device was sitting on a table when you’re putting it in and out of your pockets, the folding displays always exposed which means it can get scratched up and get lots of dents in very quickly and easily on an inner folding display.
Huawei Mate X2 Display
That folding display is always protected when the device is not in use. And only when you have it open is when it’s exposed.
And you’re not likely to be doing anything too drastic with it when it is open. So Huawei has seen this and has now opted for an inner folding display like we’ve got on the fold too.
Let’s take a look at these displays. So the exterior display is around 6.45 inches, the interior display is around eight inches. Both of these are larger compared to fold 2.
And they both have OLED technology within a 90-hertz refresh rate. Now the interesting thing here is while we have gone for 90 hertz on both, this is something we’ve seen on other Huawei devices as well.
While he doesn’t seem to be going all the way to 120 hertz on a kind of giving you a balance between battery life as well as resolution and refresh rate.
The Samsung fold 2 does have 60 hertz on the outer display, but 120 hertz on the inner display. The Ultra display in the mate x two also has a pill-shaped cutout but there is no cutout on the main display the Zenfone two we have a punch out in the center on the cover as well as a punch out on the inner display to now let’s move on to the design.
The main thing here is while we have tried to go for a minimum gap design, so when the device is folded, then you’re not going to see as much of a gap as on the Samsung Fold2, although I have to say straight away that the diagram, that’s why we presented was very exaggerated.
The gap on the Z 2 is nowhere near what they showed in the diagram. Nevertheless, the gap is supposed to be smaller than what we’ve got on the fold too.
And it’s also supposed to have less of a crease.
Now the way Huawei is achieving this minimal gap with this minimal crease is by having what they call a water drop-shaped cavity when the device is folded.
So the display kind of curves in similar to what we’ve seen on the Motorola razor I would say and that allows for a minimal gap.
Also, the device kind of tapers off when it’s flat out. And at its thinnest point is around 4.4 millimeters so it is very, very thin. And it kind of looks like the weight is more towards one side.
Huawei Mate X2 Weight
And that’s supposed to make it easier to hope the matrix two ways are on 295 grams which is slightly higher compared to the Zenfone 2, which is around 282 grams.
Huawei Mate X2 Colors
Huawei Mate X2 comes in four colors. There’s a blue, there’s a pink, there’s a black and a white.
Huawei Mate X2 Camera
Now being a flagship device we do have flagship cameras so there is a 50-megapixel primary camera.
There’s a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera that can focus on macro shots as well. We then have a 12-megapixel telephoto zoom camera, which can give you around three times optical zoom. And we also have an eight-megapixel superzoom camera giving you around 10 times optical zoom.
These cameras seem similar to what we’ve seen on the wall P 40 Pro Plus which does have very, very good cameras. On the front-facing camera, the pill-shaped cutout we have a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
And I’m assuming the other one is the depth sensor which will help with selfies. The Huawei P 40 Pro and the P 40. Pro Plus last year took excellent selfies thanks to those dual cameras.
But what’s interesting is, unlike the Zenfone 2, we do not have a camera when the device is folded out. So if you are doing things like video calls, then you’re not going to be able to use that full eight-inch display you will have to use the exterior display now like the Zenfone.
Two you can use the rear-facing cameras as front-facing cameras. So when the device is folded out, you can see the exterior display as a viewfinder and you’ll be able to use say the ultra-wide camera for group selfies the Huawei Mate X2 is powered by the Kirin 9000.
Huawei Mate X2 Battery & Charger
We of course have stereo speakers on we have a 4500 milliamp-hour battery, this is the same size as what we’ve got on the Samsung Galaxy segfaults two, and the Huawei Mate X2 can support up to 55 watts of charging, which is very, very fast.
Now I’m not sure if this charger comes included or not. This is not clear at this point. But we do not have wireless charging.
Huawei Mate X2 Software
Now for software, it’s quite interesting because the Huawei Mate X2 will be coming out of the box with EMUI 11.0, which is based upon Android 10.
However, in the presentation, while we did mention that the device will be upgradeable to harmony, always in April.
Now what we have shown has some optimizations for multitasking on the Huawei Mate X2, which will be useful on that larger eight-inch display.
And of course, Google Play services are still not supported. We’ve talked about this many times before.
But generally, you can still get an experience using the browser so you can access YouTube, Gmail, etc. via the browser.
But it’s quite limited to what you might be used to on a regular Android device.
Now, this might not matter, because as far as we know, right now, Huawei Mate X2 is only going to be available in China, there is no information about availability internationally.
And Huawei Mate X2 will be available from the 25th of February, coming in at around 18,000 Yuan.
Now I’ve done some conversions. It’s not going to be like the like, but that comes to around 2000 pounds here in the UK, which is a little bit more compared to the galaxy Z fold 2, and that is the Huawei Mate X2.
Granted, it looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. but for me, I love seeing competition.
Huawei Mate X2 Storage
5g chipset This is a five-Nano metro chipset, it comes with 8 GB of RAM with either 256 or 512 GB of storage, I expect the performance to be very very good.
And even if we are not going to be able to get a hold of it outside of China, it still does push the bar and it will hopefully help push foldable even further.
I’m somebody who loves foldable devices like Huawei Mate X2. And I’m always excited to see innovations in this area. And the way we have implemented a minimal gap on their device.
Huawei Mate X2 is going to be very interesting to see how they develop this going forward. And what Samsung is going to be coming out with next year on the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3.
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