The next-gen folding screen smartphone of Huawei has been pushed back for multiple times. But today, we saw it on the stage. Finally, it is out and we can get acquainted with all of the features of the Huawei Mate X2.
Huawei Is Still Alive
Huawei Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong said that despite multiple rounds of US sanctions, with the support of consumers and partners around the world, Huawei will still come alive in 2020.
He revealed that in 2020, Huawei’s market share of smartphones and wearable devices will be No. 1 in China, and TWS headsets will achieve 80% growth.
Huawei has more than 1 billion smart connected devices, more than 50 million HiLink ecological users, and more than 580 million monthly active users of HMS.
The company has more than 10,000 authorized experience stores across the country, with more than 2,000 authorized service centers, with a customer service satisfaction rate of 99%, ranking first in the Chinese market for six consecutive years.
Huawei Mate X2 Screen
This phone changed the external folding mode of the former Mate Xs to inward folding. Now, it comes with a new double helix drop hinge. The latter allows the screen to be stored in an arc shape and avoid hard folding.
The Huawei Mate X2 uses an 8:7.1 golden ratio flexible inner screen. It has overlaid with the first magnetron nano-optical film in the industry. This can reduce the reflectivity to less than 1.5%.
Both screens support 90Hz high refresh rate and DCI-P3 wide color gamut. Among them, the 8-inch folding flexible inner screen has an ultra-high resolution of 2480×2200 and a pixel density of 412ppi. In addition, the internal screen also has a touch sampling rate of 180Hz.
The external screen size of the phone is 6.45 inches with a resolution of 2700×1160. The pixel density has reached 456ppi, and the touch sampling rate has been increased to 240 Hz. The external screen has a 21:9 mainstream screen ratio. It also has a narrower frame and a larger display area. When using the internal screen’s split screen, the application display area is as high as 100%.
The Mate X2’s double helix drop hinge has a complex structure, using carbon fiber composite materials and high-strength steel. The strength of the zirconium-based liquid metal material used in the hinge can reach 2100MPa. It is 50% higher than the strength of the steel used in automobile B-pillars. Its hinge system uses a variety of high-precision materials and processes. The super-strength steel material is resistant to impact and deformation.
This is the industry’s unique double-rotating water drop hinge. It not only achieves a seamless folding but also ensures minimal bending marks. The double helix water drop hinge can increase the flatness of the screen by 40%. Yu Chengdong also emphasized that the thickness of the thinnest part of the smartphone after unfolding is only 4.4mm. Plus, it adopts the double-wedge unequal thickness design to meet the thickness requirements of the camera module. At the same time, the center of gravity of the smartphone is located on the right side after unfolding. So it is easy to hold.
Kirin 9000’s Performance
The Huawei Mate X2 sports a 5nm process technology Kirin 9000 chip. It comes with an 8-core CPU clocked at 3.13GHz. The chip integrates a 24-core GPU, and the image processing capability is significantly improved. The Kirin 9000 chip supports 5G super uplink, 5G carrier aggregation, and WiFi 6+.
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The Huawei Mate X2 also achieves higher efficiency with interactive innovation: separate keyboard for efficient input, single-application multi-tasking performance like PC, floating window storage, etc. we can say it’s one machine with multiple functions, twice the result with half the effort.
In this regard, Huawei has joined hands with the Software Green Alliance to establish the first folding screen ecological alliance in 2019, launching a complete folding development framework and design specifications. At present, the Huawei Mate X2 has achieved 100% adaptation with domestic TOP200 applications. Moreover, TOP1000 applications have achieved 95% adaptation, bringing innovative smart experiences such as smart multi-windows, multi-channel videos, free viewing angles, and sub-meter lane navigation.
The phone comes with upper and lower ultra-thin dual speakers, using a carbon fiber dome diaphragm. They provide a clear and bright high-frequency, strong low-frequency, and have a sound algorithm bonus. The phone has a 4500mAh battery and supports up to 55W wired fast charging.
Huawei Mate X2 Camera
This phone features a Leica-enabled quad-camera. The main 50MP super-sensing camera has a 1/1.28 inch RYYB sensor. It supports OIS. In addition, it also supports a 10x optical zoom. The 8-megapixel periscope camera supports a 100x digital zoom capability. The smartphone’s ultra-wide-angle lens has a 16MP resolution and an f/2.2 aperture. The 3x telephoto camera has a 12MP resolution, an aperture of f/2.4, and supports optical image stabilization.
Huawei Mate X2 Price And Availability
Our protagonist brings four elegant colors – elegant glaze white, calm and bright black, clear ice crystal blue and romantic ice crystal powder. The Huawei Mate X2 comes with an 8GB RAM. The 256GB storage variant costs 17,999 yuan ($2785) and the 512GB storage version comes at 18,999 yuan ($2939). It will be on sale on February 25.
Yu Chengdong said that Huawei has provided sufficient production capacity for the Mate X2. And the production capacity has been increasing every week and month.
In addition, Yu Chengdong revealed that starting April this year, Huawei’s flagship smartphones can be upgraded to Harmony OS one after another. The Huawei Mate X2 will be the first to get it.