TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Huawei’s newest folding smartphone Mate X2 officially released in China. This smartphone will compete head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Quoted by CNET, Monday, February 22, 2021, the Mate X2 has a fold-in screen that opens and closes like a book, extending into an 8-inch screen when stretched. This deviates from the original design Mate X, which has a single, forward-facing screen that folds out.
Mate X2 also has four camera rear, 4,500 mAh battery, 55 watt fast charger, and dual stereo speaker system that promises better bass. This phone is supported by the Kirin 9000 5G chip.
The launch comes at a time when the future of Huawei’s smartphone business is in the midst of harsh US sanctions. President Donald Trump introduced these sanctions in March last year, leaving Huawei’s global chip supply limited.
Last year’s Mate 40 series was reportedly the last Huawei flagship phone to run the Kirin line of processors. This chip is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co using the latest 5 nanometer process.
Mate X2 will also be the first commercial phone to run its own operating system, HarmonyOS. There’s no word on whether the Mate X2 is slated for an international launch, but in China there will be two variants, the 256GB and 512GB models. The prices are US $ 2,780 (Rp. 39 million) and US $ 2,970 (Rp. 42 million), respectively.
Mate X2 comes in four color choices, namely blue, pink, white and black. The main camera sensor uses 50 MP and the screen is installed with OLED technology.
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