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Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone tipped to launch in Q3 2020


Huawei Mate X is the company’s first-ever foldable phone that was launched earlier this year in February. Though the release was delayed, it is finally on sale in China. Not stopping there, the company seems to be already said to be working on a revamped version of the Mate X, dubbed as the Huawei Mate Xs with Kirin 990 5G SoC, better hinge design and reinforced screen glass. It is expected to launch the same in March 2020. Apart from this, the Chinese maker is tipped to announce the Huawei Mate X2 in Q3 2020, according to a Twitter user RODENT950. It is said to have a design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, meaning it would infold inwards and not outwards. It is expected to have a full-sized smartphone screen and a smaller screen on the other side for selfies and quick access to notifications.

Furthermore, the Huawei Mate X2 could come with the Kirin 1000 SoC that is likely to be unveiled at the IFA show in the second half of 2020. It could have a smaller footprint compared to the Mate X and should fit in pockets easily. Unfortunately, nothing much can be said about the Mate X2 foldable phone at the moment. Though Huawei has been applying for different patent designs, we would never know the actual design it will be using for the Mate X2 foldable phone until something concrete surfaces the internet as we inch closer to its launch.

To recall, the Huawei Mate X sports an 8-inch primary display with 2,840 x 2,200 pixels resolution. When folded, there is a 6-inch panel with 2,480 x 1,148 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio on the front and a 6.38-inch (2,490 x 892 pixels) screen on the rear. It is powered by the 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC coupled with Balong 5000 5G modem, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 512GB expandable storage. The handset runs on Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1.
In terms of optics, the Huawei Mate X has a triple rear camera setup 40MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. A 4,500mAh battery with Huawei’s 55W SuperCharge tech fuels the handset. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.

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