Huawei Mate X2 Foldable Phone Might Launch in Q3 2020

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As 2019 comes to an end, it’s fairly evident that while foldable phones such as the Galaxy Fold (which experienced a ton of problems with its display, even prompting the company’s CEO to say that they launched it too soon, but still sold like hot cakes), the Huawei Mate X (which also sold out really fast), and the recently announced Motorola razr (which has reportedly been pre-ordered so much the company had to delay its launch) may have heralded the beginning of foldable devices, 2020 is going to be the year when we truly see brands begin to launch phones with this form factor in earnest.

While brands such as Xiaomi have already been teasing their folding phones for some time now, and OnePlus is working on something for CES 2020, Huawei is one of the few brands that will definitely launch another foldable in 2020, and according to a new tweet from Slashleaks contributor Rodent950, Huawei’s next foldable, the Mate X2, will launch in the third quarter of 2020.

We already know that Huawei is going to unveil an upgraded version of the Mate X called the Mate Xs at MWC 2020 next year and that it’ll be powered by the Kirin 990 5G SoC. However, if the report from Gizmochina is to be believed, the Mate X2 will likely launch with the upcoming Kirin 1000 SoC (which some reports are claiming might be called the Kirin 1020).

In a follow-up tweet, the leaker claimed that the Mate X2 will ditch the outward folding design of the Mate X and opt for a Galaxy Fold-like inward folding design instead. However, instead of a regular sized phone opening up into a tablet sized device, the Mate X2 will instead be a regular sized phone when unfolded, and a smaller, more compact device when folded.

Since we can’t independently verify this information, I’d suggest you take this with a pinch of salt. Obviously, we’ll keep our ears to the ground on this one, so check back for more information on the Mate X2, and also follow along our CES 2020 coverage in January next year.


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