Huawei has been missing from the foldable smartphone scene for a while now but the Chinese giant is set to release a new model later this month. Now, a render has surfaced that gives us an early look at what the upcoming foldable phone which will launch as the Mate X2.
The render which was posted on Weibo by Digital Chat Station shows the device in its folded and unfolded states. In the former, the phone looks like the Xperia 1 II with a pill-shaped punch hole for dual front-facing cameras. Based on this design, the aspect ratio should be 21:9. According to the leaker, one of the front-facing cameras is a 16MP sensor.
The Mate X2 takes on a new design compared to its predecessors. The upcoming folds inward unlike its predecessor that has an outward fold. So rather than a single display panel that doubles as the external screen when folded and the main display when unfolded, the Mate X2 has two different display panels.
The switch to an inward-folding design also means that the Mate X2 can’t use the same cameras for both the unfolded and folded states as in the case of the Mate X and Mate Xs. So we should have rear cameras asides from the dual-front-facing cameras on the external display of the Mate X2.
The new foldable is scheduled to launch in China on February 22 and we expect it to come with the Kirin 9000 processor. There is no info on a global release yet but if that will happen, quantities may be limited.
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