“The Huawei Mate X2 seems to have the same form factor as the original Mate X smartphone”
Huawei’s next-gen foldable smartphone Mate X2 is expected to launch in Q3 2020. The handset could come with the same form factor as the last year’s Huawei Mate X smartphone, a new design patent filed by the Chinese company in EUIPO shows. The patent shows the Huawei Mate X2 with a long tablet-sized screen that folds horizontally from the middle. The design will be slightly different though. The Mate X2 seems to fold inwards instead of outwards, whereas the display will be accompanied by a vertical side-bar that seems to sport a secondary display, quad-rear camera setup at the back, and dual cameras on the front. The Mate X, to recall, had just triple rear camera setup with LED flash that doubles up as selfie cameras when the device is folded.
Interestingly, this year the vertical sidebar on Mate X2 will be home to a stylus. As can be seen from the image above, the handset will be accompanied by an electronic pen for easy manoeuvring over the screen, much like the Galaxy Note-series S Pen support. Another detail you may notice is that the Huawei Mate X2 has slightly curved corners compared to its predecessor. Unfortunately, the patent doesn’t reveal the handset’s specifications.
However, it’s safe to presume that the Mate X2 will be powered by Kirin 990 5G SoC since its predecessor was powered by then flagship SoC Kirin 980. Apart from this, the handset is believed to come with an improved design, with a better hinge mechanism as well as a better display. That’s basically everything we know about the Mate X2 at the moment.
That said, there are reports that we could also see a Mate Xs before the eventual launch of the next-gen Mate X. The Mate Xs could come with a Kirin 990 5G processor at the heart of it, and may well be unveiled during MWC 2020 in Barcelona. We’ll be there at the event to bring you all the exclusive, on-the-ground coverage, so stay tuned to 91mobiles.