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Huawei’s foldable Mate X2 to launch on Feb. 22, what we know so far

Almost a year since the Huawei Mate XS’s launch, the Chinese company is getting ready to introduce its third foldable device. The company posted on its official Weibo account that the Mate X2 is launching on February 22, 2021.

Huawei hasn’t made any announcements on its other social media platforms, leading us to believe that it’ll be a China-focused launch. And we hope it gets a global release, too.

The accompanying image to the announcement suggests Huawei might be using a foldable display that folds inward, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold line. This design approach will depart from the Mate X and Mate XS, which had single panels wrapped around the outside of the device like the Royole Flexpai.

Other rumors suggest Huawei might employ a different design to Samsung, but it isn’t clear what will be different. Those earlier rumors corroborate that Huawei will use an inner 8.01-inch display with a 2,200 x 2,480 resolution paired with a 6.45-inch 1,160 x 2,700 resolution.

The Mate X2 will most likely run on the Kirin 9000 processor used by the Mate 40 line, but it will reportedly have “some very dazzling technologies.”

It’ll supposedly have a 16-megapixel selfie camera, along with a 50-megapixel primary lens paired with three other cameras (16-megapixel, 12-megapixel, and 8-megapixel). The camera system will reportedly offer a 10x optical zoom.

The Mate X2 will reportedly run on Android 10 but don’t expect it to have Google services on board. 

It’s rumored to have a 4,400mAh battery with 66W charging support, weigh 295 grams, and measure 161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2mm.

Sources: The Verge + GSMArena + Tech Radar