The Mate X2 has an 8-inch foldable display

In February, Huawei updated its foldable smartphone lineup with the Mate X2. Considering that the Mate X2 sports an external and foldable display, it’s definitely going to need a big battery to power them. 

If you’re thinking about getting Huawei’s latest foldable smartphone and are wondering if it offers decent battery life, you won’t be disappointed. The Mate X2 sports a massive 4500mAh battery that offers excellent battery life to help you get through a busy day.

And when the Mate X2 does eventually run out of battery life, you can quickly charge it with the 55W charger. In fact, according to a report by Huawei Central, you can recharge the Mate X2’s battery to half its capacity after a 30-minute charge. Besides a large battery and super-fast charging, the Huawei Mate X2 offers many other impressive features. We’ll explore some of them in the rest of this article. 

Two displays 

Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction of the Mate X2 is that it can turn from a 6.45-inch smartphone into an 8-inch tablet PC. Like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Mate X2 sports an external smartphone display and an internal tablet display.

So, are these displays any good? Well, the external display has a resolution of 2700 x 1160 pixels. Meanwhile, the foldable internal screen has a 2480 x 2200 resolution. Both displays have a refresh rate of 90Hz, meaning you can expect a buttery smooth scrolling experience. 

A stunning design 

In terms of design, the Mate X2 is made from a combination of aluminum and glass. At its thinnest point, the device measures 4.4mm, and it weighs 295g. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, including blue, pink, black, and white. So, there’s definitely a Mate X2 for everyone. 

Powerful internals 

Under the hood, the Mate X2 features a 5nm Kirin 9000 5G processor with more than 15 billion transistors and a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU. As a result, you’ll experience a fast and smooth performance when conducting any activity on the Mate X2 – whether it’s browsing the web, streaming movies, or playing games. The Mate X2 also provides the latest wireless technologies, including 5G and Wi-Fi 6, in addition to 8GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of onboard memory. 

Impressive cameras 

The Mate X2 is a great smartphone for photographers, too. It has a quad rear camera system that comprises a 50-megapixel Ultra Vision camera, a 16-megapixel Cine camera, a 12-megapixel Telephoto camera, and an 8-megapixel SuperZoom camera. On the front, you’ll find a 16-megapixel selfie camera. 

Advanced software

When it comes to software, the Mate X2 offers EMUI 11.0 on top of the Android 10 operating system. The Mate X2 also boasts a range of multi-tasking features, Huawei services such as AppGallery and Quick Apps, as well as built-in data protection. 

Where to buy the Mate X2

Should you like the sound of the Mate X2, you’re probably wondering where you can buy it and how much it’ll cost. 

Unfortunately, the release of the Mate X2 has been very limited so far. Currently, you can only purchase it in China. Here, it costs 17,999 Chinese Yuan, which is around $2800 or £2000.

But given that Huawei released the Mate XS globally, it’s highly likely that the Mate X2 will reach other markets over the next few months. If you’re eager to get your hands on a Huawei foldable smartphone, you can currently purchase the Mate XS for £1599.99. 

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