The Huawei Mate X2 will launch on February 22, it’s now official. Huawei has confirmed as much via its official Weibo account. Weibo for those of you who don’t know, is a Chinese social media network.
The Huawei Mate X2 foldable will launch on February 22
The teaser image that Huawei shared also confirms one specific detail. The Huawei Mate X2 will fold inwards this time around, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The Huawei Mate X and Xs featured a display that folded outwards.
These are good news, as the main display will be protected this way. The Huawei Mate X2 will almost certainly have an outer display as well, though that’s not something that got confirmed yet.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu, had something to add to this. He says that he has been using the Mate X2 “for some time”, and that the device is “full of surprises”.
Global launch will probably follow soon after
That being said, do note that February 22 is the launch date in China, for the Chinese model. Huawei will make this phone available globally, but the question remains, when will that happen.
On top of that, it will be interesting to see if Huawei will have enough units to sell. The Kirin 9000 SoC may come in short supply if enough people end up being interested.
Regardless, it will sure be interesting to see what did Huawei make this time. The Mate X and Xs sure had their shortcomings, but those were first-gen products. So, Huawei hopefully learned from its mistakes, and will show that with the Mate X2.
Samsung really upped its game with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (in comparison to the Galaxy Fold), so let’s hope Huawei will do the same with its upcoming foldable smartphone.
The device is rumored to feature an 8.01-inch main display, and a 6.45-inch secondary panel. Its main display, at least, will offer a 120Hz refresh rate. A 4,400mAh battery was also mentioned, along with 66W fast wired charging.