While I like the thought of a device that can unfold into a larger form factor should it ever be needed, I have yet to see a foldable phone that really justifies the massive cost of its advanced display. Or one that can last longer than a year without any kind of damage. That hasn’t stopped Samsung from touting its flagship Galaxy Fold, which has made significant improvements over its predecessor, and now it’s Huawei’s turn to reveal what its next take on the concept will do to further the idea. to improve.
The company has not yet officially revealed anything about the new Mate X2, but in a new one Announcement, Huawei has confirmed that a showcase for its future devices will start on February 22. A date to mark on your calendar to see yet another device you’ll probably never be able to afford.
We can expect the new foldable smartphone to get some extra horsepower in the processing department, likely the same Kirin 9000 processor from the Mate 40 Pro, along with the usual camera and memory upgrades. However, the focus will undoubtedly be on the screen technology and how Huawei wants to improve the folding concept.
The company didn’t have as bad a release as Samsung’s first attempt to fold, but it was also never released widely and didn’t get enough attention to show which parts could be further improved by outside critics. If Huawei has something exciting to show off in a few weeks, that could change people’s minds about foldable phones. While without the benefit of Google services, most people probably don’t care.
The first Mate X never made its way to South Africa and so I think all I would like to know is if the company plans to ever give it a wider release.
Not that either of us can afford it anyway.
Last updated: February 5, 2021