Huawei has unveiled its new version of foldable mobile phone, the third in its catalog after the first Huawei Mate X and the second Huawei Mate XS. The new model, called as Huawei Mate X2, strengthens the branding position on folding models while changing the folding direction to resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Not that Huawei is in a very good position due to U.S. trade tariffs, but that wasn’t an excuse for the brand to stop innovating in the smartphone field. In addition to preparing the Huawei P50 file, and after marketing the Huawei Mate 40, the manufacturer marks the beginning of 2021 in terms of new smartphones with the Huawei Mate X2, a fold that indicates the streets. Powerful, captivating and high-performance, this is how we could define the new smartphone.

Huawei Mate X2 data sheet

Huawei Mate X2

Android version

Android 10 with EMUI 11


Internal: 8-inch flexible OLED (2,480 x 2,200 pixels), 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch rate, 413 DPI
External: 6.45-inch flexible OLED (2,700 x 1,160 pixels), 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch rate, 456 DPI


Kirin 9000


ARM Mali-G78


8GB / 512GB
Support for 256GB NMCard


256/512 GB
Support for 256GB NM cards

Rear cameras

50 megapixel wide angle, f / 1.9, OIS
16 megapixel ultra wide angle, f / 2.2
12 megapixel telephoto lens (digital zoom up to 30x), f / 2.4, OIS
8 megapixel 10x super zoom, f / 4.4, OIS

Front camera

16 megapixel wide angle, f / 2.2


5G (SIM 1)
Double 4G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
USB C 3.1


4,500 mAh
55W fast charging

Dimensions and weight

Open: 161.8 x 145.8 x 4.4-8.2mm
Closed: 161.8 x 74.6 x 13.6-14.7mm
Weight: 295 grams


Now the main screen is inside

Huawei Mate X2 is a “premium” range mobile phone with all the laws. For the interiors, the brand has chosen its Huawei Kirin 9000, a SoC that provides great power, both in software and graphics processing. Compatibility with 5G networks is also exploited; including 8GB of RAM and two storage versions: 256 and 512GB. Huawei continues to rely on its SD cards to expand the space.

Folding screen changes orientation on Huawei Mate X2: from folding to be on the outside to doing it in the opposite direction, inwards (similar to how Samsung does with creases). In addition, Huawei includes a second external screen that is similar in size to a ‘common’ smartphone: 6.45 inches (the internal one is 8 inches when open). Both panels are flexible OLEDs and offer a 90Hz refresh rate.

The design of the Huawei Mate X2 is elegant, it has an aluminum body, the back is made of glass, it is available in pastel colors (blue, pink, white and gray), the mobile phone does not have a headphone port, it includes dual SIM (only the main SIM has 5G), has a USB C 3.1 port and does not do without NFC.

Huawei Mate X2 offers a quad rear camera and does not give up on the front: the mobile allows selfies without displaying the internal screen (previous models did not need a front camera). In terms of performance, the main rear sensor is a 50 megapixel one with mechanical stabilization; to which are added a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle and two telephoto lenses: one with a 12 megapixel sensor and the other with an 8 megapixel sensor. Up front, the Huawei Mate X2 maintains a 16 megapixel front camera. Photography receives Leica certification.

The battery chosen for the phone has an extension 4,500 mAh capacity. It offers 55W wired charging and does not have wireless charging. For its part, the software included is EMUI 11 based on Android 10.

Price and availability of the Huawei Mate X2

The phone goes on sale in China on March 25. Its price in that country is as follows:

  • Huawei Mate X2 8 / 256GB: 17,999 yuan, about 2,294 euros to exchange.
  • Huawei Mate X2 8 / 512GB: 18,999 yuan, about 2,422 euros to exchange.

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