At an event in China next week, Huawei is set to announce its third foldable smartphone. For its upcoming Mate X2 folding phone on Weibo, Huawei has posted another teaser, giving the strongest hint yet that it will move away from the style of the original Mate X. It has been reported that on February 22, Huawei will launch its new flagship foldable smartphone.
Huawei Mate X2, as it will be called, is the foldable phone of the third generation of the company, which would be much different in its design language than any of the previous two models if the teaser image is anything to go by. And the Mate X2 is likely to be a direct successor to the first foldable of the Chinese phone maker, the Mate X, considering the name. While Huawei Mate Xs was introduced between the two, it is similar to the Mate X based on the name.
Earlier this month, an alleged render of the phone leak, revealing a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout for dual selfie cameras on the outer display. The main screen of the handset, however, won’t have a hole-punch cutout.
Mate X2 from the side, opening the screen at an angle. However, apart from giving us a look at the hinge of the handset, the new teaser does not show any of the Mate X2’s main specs or features.
The Huawei Mate X2 with a telephoto lens is supposed to have a protruding quad-camera setup. With other lenses promising OIS, 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, it is likely to sport a 50MP primary shooter.
The Kirin 9000 chipset will power the Huawei Mate X2, and we expect it to bring 66W of fast charging over the cable. Having a bareback panel that is not obstructed by the screen itself might also mean that the phone could have wireless charging – probably 50W, considering it’s also available for the Huawei Mate 40 Pro phones.
The launch is set to take place in China and we can only hope that soon there will be a global launch.