Huawei had announced its first foldable smartphone – the Mate X – at the MWC 2019. Recently, the company also delayed releasing its handset to the masses after taking a lesson out of what happened with Samsung Galaxy Fold. Surprisingly, a report has surfaced online that suggests that Huawei is working on a successor to the Mate X and the upcoming device might be a dual foldable smartphone. A new patent of the Huawei Mate X successor suggests that it will come with a double hinge design that will allow it to be folded twice. The company may also bring multiple configurations of this handset including a widescreen tablet style smartphone with double display handheld design and a device with stand-like design.
According to a report by LetsGoDigital, the front side of the screen of the Huawei Mate X2 would come with cameras, sensors and a home button. But when it is completely folded, the Huawei Mate X2 will become like any other regular smartphone. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Huawei Mate X2 come with an outward foldable screen.
The flexible display of the Huawei Mate X2 will be held by magnets and when unfolded, the device will become of the size of a large tablet with an all-screen design. Since it will can be folded twice, one fold of the smartphone can be used as a desk-stand mode. When only one side of the screen is folded, the interface of the smartphone will adjust accordingly. Currently, Huawei hasn’t said anything about the smartphone as it is too soon, considering that Mate X’s launch has been delayed.
Earlier, we saw that Samsung recalled its batch of Galaxy Fold handsets and delayed their release for a later date this year. Following the suit, Huawei too has delayed its foldable smartphone. But there are reports that the handset will be launched in the market in September 2019.
Major smartphone companies are coming up with their own versions and patents of foldable smartphones. But then, it is still doubtful if the foldable smartphone will be as mainstream as regular handset, but it would surely bring a new innovation and technology to the world.
Coming to the specification of the Huawei Mate X, it sports a 6.6-inch AMOLED display on the front and a 6.38-inch screen on the back. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC paired with Mali-G76MP10 GPU. The Huawei Mate X packs 8GB of RAM paired with 512GB of internal storage. The foldable smartphone runs Android 9 Pie skinned with EMUI 9.1.1 and packs a large 4,500mAh battery with Super Charge support.
On the imaging front, the Huawei Mate X features a triple-rear camera setup comprising of a 40MP main camera paired with a 16MP sensor paired with an 8MP camera. The Huawei Mate X also comes with 5G connectivity and it has a Balong 5000 5G chipset that is capable of supporting 2G, 3G, and 4G.
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