On the evening of February 22, Huawei’s new generation of folding flagship Mate X2 was officially released, which caused heated discussions on the Internet for a while. Throughout the entire process of Mate X2 from warm-up to release, the “new folding form” was widely concerned before the conference, but in fact, the “flagship” is the real highlight of this product.
The biggest change of Huawei Mate X2 is not only from the outer folding to the inner folding, the upgrade is not only the craftsmanship of the inner side after folding, but the performance experience of the product is not sacrificed because of the folding form. As Huawei’s third-generation folding screen, Huawei Mate X2 not only meets the industry’s top standards in terms of hardware configuration, but also aims to set a new benchmark for folding flagships internally and externally.
In terms of design, Huawei Mate X2 pioneered a double-wedge-shaped integrated design. The weight of the body of 295 grams is ingeniously designed to shift the center of gravity, so that the folding screen can also provide users with a more comfortable feel in the unfolded form, which is convenient for users. Hold and use with one hand.
The internal and external screens are also upgraded at the same time. The external screen is a 6.45-inch OLED screen, the surface is made of glass, it supports a 90Hz refresh rate, the aspect ratio is 21:9, 456PPI, the P3 wide color gamut, and the resolution is 2710 x 1160 pixels. Compared with the “fish screen” commonly used in other folding screens in the industry, the external screen of Huawei Mate X2 is closer to the ratio of a conventional full-screen mobile phone, and it can also bring users a comfortable visual experience without unfolding.
The unfolded inner screen is 8 inches, with an aspect ratio of 8:7.1, and is visually close to a square. It is more comfortable and efficient in viewing movies and split-screen operations. It can be called the golden ratio of folding screens. The internal screen supports 90Hz high refresh and P3 wide color gamut, 413PPI, resolution 2480 x 2200 pixels. There is also a layer of magnetron nano-optical film on the screen, which can prevent reflection to a certain extent, and it will be more comfortable to use under strong outdoor light. Huawei Mate X2’s internal and external screen specifications are very high, achieving a breakthrough in the visual boundary between opening and closing, bringing a better look and feel.
Thanks to the newly upgraded double-rotating water drop hinge technology, the new hinge has a stronger structure, and enables Huawei Mate X2 to achieve a tightly folded effect, effectively reducing the probability of dust entering. Since the hinges reserve space for the bending area of the screen, strictly speaking, the screen in the folding area is not rigidly folded, which greatly reduces the crease marks, while also better protecting the screen and prolonging its service life.
In terms of ecological construction of folding screens, Huawei also announced the latest results. At present, the top 200 applications have been 100% adapted to large-screen operations, and 95% of the top 1000 applications have been adapted to large-screen operations. After the application is adapted to the large screen, the experience of Huawei Mate X2 in terms of basic operation and application split screen has been comprehensively improved, which is also the greatest significance of the folding screen ecology.
At the press conference, Yu Chengdong also revealed that Huawei Mate X2 will be the first batch of HarmonyOS upgrades in April 2021, which also means that this folding flagship will bring a brand new experience by then, giving many early adopters one more Reasons to buy it. There are two versions of Huawei Mate X2, the difference is only the storage space. Among them, 256GB is 17,999 yuan (USD $2571) , and 512GB is 18,999 yuan (USD $2714) . All major platforms are currently in reservation, and the sale time is 10:08 on February 25.