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Huawei's foldable Mate X2 will launch on February 22nd

Looks like it will fold inwards this time.
Huawei Mate X2
Richard Lai
Richard Lai|@richardlai|February 2, 2021 11:52 PM

Despite earlier rumors of Huawei possibly spinning off its consumer business, the company is still pushing ahead with a new flagship phone — a foldable one, even — later this month. According to Huawei’s official Weibo account, the Chinese brand’s next foldable phone is simply called the Mate X2, and it’ll be unveiled on February 22nd.

Interestingly, the teaser image suggests that the flexible display will fold inwards this time, as opposed to how the Mate Xs and Mate X had outward-facing foldable screens. Considering that Huawei once shot down prototype designs similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold (and its successor), it’s interesting to see the company doing a literal 180 for its upcoming foldable.

As far as official info goes, that’s all we have for now. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu added that he’s been using a Mate X2 “for some time,” and that it’s “full of surprises.” The man sure likes to tease, but we do wonder how many units will his team be able to ship (not that Huawei ever shared such figures for its foldables), given the severe shortage of Huawei’s very own flagship mobile processors.

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More importantly, though, is whether Huawei will have enough units to sell outside of China this time. Guess we’ll find out in a few weeks.

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Huawei's foldable Mate X2 will launch on February 22nd