Huawei confirms Mate X2 will be powered by the Kirin 9000
Huawei CEO Richard Yu shared on Weibo that the Mate X2 will be unveiled on February 22. He says that the foldable flagship “will lead the new form of smart phones in the future”. As you can see in the image, the phone will have an inward-folding design, unlike the original Mate.
Another surprising detail revealed today is that the Mate X2 will be powered by the Kirin 9000 – it’s not a surprise that Huawei wants to use its best chip, it’s a surprise that the company has any in stock (new chips haven’t been produced since September).
Previously, the X2 passed through TENAA, which revealed that the phone will have a 6.45” external display with a surprisingly reasonable 21:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1,160 x 2,700 px (for comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold2 has a lanky 25:9 display).
The internal screen will be the largest on a foldable yet, measuring 8.01” in diagonal (2,220 x 2,480 px resolution, with a squarish 10:9 aspect ratio). The unfolded dimensions of the phone are listed as 161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2 mm. Inside will be a 4,400 mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. The quad camera on the rear will have a 50 + 16 + 12 + 8 MP configuration.
Leakster Digital Chat Station posted this image showing the Mate X2 in closed and open positions. It shows a dual punch hole on the external screen (with a 16 MP selfie camera) while the large internal screen is spotless, free of any holes and notches.
While it comes from TENAA (and should be quite reliable), this information has not been officially confirmed – all Richard Yu and company revealed today are the inward-folding design and the Kirin 9000 chipset.
- 09 Feb 2021
You're right, I'll just get the samsung instead now and enjoy GMS again (without hacks) . I only went with the Huawei specifically for its design and it's still been worth all the hoops I have to jump through to make it work in the US....
- 08 Feb 2021
All I feel is hate inside. I know I should not be admitting it, but that is how I feel, really... The outward folding design was perfect, just perfect and now all is gone because trendy youtubers asked for its DEATH. Now all we get is 20mm...
- 07 Feb 2021
And I blame you for not launching your own YouTube channel, making it popular and setting the record straight. What, you are too lazy to do so eh? Then you are the Shepard who follows the sheep. LOL