Huawei Mate X2 debut: “Imitate” the design of the Z Fold2 but the price is even higher
- Tram Ho
Huawei recently officially announced the Mate X2, its second folding screen smartphone after the Mate X / Mate Xs. This is a big upgrade with a transforming design, stronger configuration and camera cluster with zoom capability to 100X. However, the price of Mate X2 plus the machine not integrated with Google services can make many users confused.
Completely new design with internal folding screen
In contrast to the first generation Mate X, the Mate X2 witnessed a complete transformation in design. Instead of a folding outward design (which exists many risks of damage), Mate X2 uses a two-screen design that includes an external screen and a large folding screen inside, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold2 by Samsung.
The Mate X2’s secondary screen measures 6.45 inches, has a resolution of 2700×1160 and an aspect ratio of 21: 9, while the main screen is 8 inches in size, with a resolution of 2480×2200 and an aspect ratio of 8: 7.1. Both displays use OLED technology with a 90Hz refresh rate.
In fact, the Mate X2 has solved some problems that Samsung has not been able to solve on the Galaxy Z Fold2. Specifically, if the Z Fold2 still leaves a small slot when folded, Huawei says that the Mate X2 will be able to fold completely. In addition, the main screen of the Mate X2 will have a crease in the center, similar to the Z Fold2. However, Huawei says wrinkles will be harder to discern due to being folded in the form of ripples, instead of straight concave like the Z Fold2.
Despite such advantages, the Mate X2 also has a few disadvantages compared to the Z Fold2. Besides the screen with a refresh rate of only 90Hz (compared to 120Hz of the Z Fold2), the Mate X2 also has no selfie camera in the internal screen. This will be relatively inconvenient when users take selfies or video calls, when they will be forced to use the small screen outside.
Impressive camera system with 10X zoom
If the camera parameters of the Galaxy Z Fold2 are somewhat inferior to smartphones like the Note20 Ultra or S20 Ultra at the time of launch, it seems that Huawei was able to bring the Mate X2 the best. Mate X2 is the first folding screen smartphone to incorporate a periscope lens, allowing it to be able to 10X optical zoom and 100X digital zoom.
The specific parameters of the Mate X2 camera are as follows:
Main camera: 50MP, f / 1.9, OIS
– Super wide angle camera: 16MP, f / 2.2
– Camera telephoto: 12MP, f / 2.4, OIS
– Camera periscope zoom: 8MP, f / 4.4, 10X optical zoom, 100X digital zoom
Selfie camera: 16MP
Configuration “crisis”, support fast charging 55W
As Huawei’s flagship device, it is not surprising to see the Mate X2 possesses a relatively strong configuration. The device is integrated Kirin 9000 chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB / 512GB internal memory (can be expanded by NMCard card), supports 5G network. The Mate X2’s 4500mAh battery can charge super fast with a capacity of 4500mAh, unfortunately, it doesn’t support wireless charging.
Running Android, without the Google app
Despite rumors that Huawei will deploy its own operating system called HarmonyOS on its smartphones this year, the Mate X2 will still use Android 10 with EMUI 11 interface.
Naturally, with the US Government ban still in effect, users won’t find Google apps on the Mate X2.
The price is higher than the Z Fold2
It seems that Huawei will try to attract users when giving the Mate X2 an attractive price, but it is going in the exact opposite direction. In China, the Mate X2 will cost from $ 2,785 for the 256GB version, and $ 2,940 for the 512GB version. This price is higher than Samsung’s Z Fold2, when this machine is sold for $ 2,629 in China and $ 1,999 in the international market.
Mate X2 will officially go on sale in China from February 25.
Source : Genk