Huawei Announces Mate X2

Huawei unveiled its flagship foldable smartphone for the Chinese market, the Mate X2. Company's Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu also revealed the smartphone version of its HarmonyOS would start rolling out in April.

The Huawei Mate X2 features an 8.01-inch display when unfolded, alongside a 6.45-inch screen on the front. The company claims the internal display has been designed to offer minimal glare and an improved reading experience. In addition to screen enhancements compared with its previous Mate X foldable, Yu pointed to improvements to the hinge technology to make the phone flatter when folded.

The device uses a Kirin 9000 chipset, featuring what Yu claimed was the world’s most powerful 5G modem and cutting edge flagship camera and imaging systems. It comes with two memory options: a 256GB version costing CNY17,999 ($2,784) and a 512GB model priced CNY18,999. Both come in four colour options and will be available in China on 25 February.

Yu noted Huawei had reserved enough production capacity to make the device available and was increasing production on a weekly and monthly basis. He added that the of flagship handsets would begin being able to access the HarmonyOS in April, with buyers of its Mate X2 among the first.

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