The special feature of the predecessor devices, the Mate X and Xs, was that the display was folded outwards. Instead of a housing made of glass or aluminum, there was a half of the screen on the back.
The Mate X stood out clearly from the competition, but was prone to scratches. On the Mate X2, the screen is folded inwards, like on Samsung’s Fold and Z Fold 2.
The folding screen is 8 inches and has a resolution of 2,480 x 2,200 pixels. As with Samsung, there is a traditional display on the outside. This means that the X2 can be operated like a conventional smartphone when it is folded.
The external display measures 6.45 inches and has a resolution of 2,700 x 1,160 pixels.
Like the interior display, the exterior display is also OLED. Both support a frame rate of 90 Hz for a smoother display.
Size and equipment
The battery has 4,500 mAh.
The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.
The operating system is Android 10, Google apps and the Play Store have to be avoided because of the US trade embargo. Huawei’s own operating system, Harmony OS, is to be rolled out for the X2 from April. This is also based on Android and won’t have any Google apps either.
The 512 GB version costs 2,420 euros. It is not known when and whether the X2 will even be offered outside of China.