24 February 2020
The first wave of smartphones with foldable displays is out and the manufacturers are planning and working on more such devices with better features and form factors. There are enough reports available stating both, Samsung and Huawei working on their next foldable phones. And, while we can’t confirm their features and specs, we can, at least, present to you the details that come officially and from the leaks and rumors.
Last week, Huawei confirmed that it is bringing the Mate Xs with a better hinge, Kirin 990 5G at MWC and now a new tip has arrived that states there is one more device in the portfolio that could launch next year. It is said to be the Huawei Mate X2 and it is arriving in Q3 2020.
The information comes from an actively participating tipster @RODENT950 and there are no further details attached, so we can’t even guess the specifications when the existence of the Mate X2 is pretty much in question. But according to speculations, the device could come powered by Kirin 1000 processor and it may launch at IFA 2020 since the event falls in Q3 of every year.
Mate X2 will be like galaxy Fold but it's have full sized phone screen and maybe smaller notification/ selfie screen to other side.— Teme (特米) (@RODENT950) December 25, 2019
The tipster also replied to the earlier tweet and shared that the Mate X2 will be similar to the Galaxy Fold in terms of looks and it is going to a full-sized screen and may also feature a smaller notification screen on the outside.
So, assuming the Mate X2 is going to have a similar form factor to the Galaxy Fold, we can say the inner foldable display may come in 6.5-inch or 6.9-inch size. It may come with a smaller footprint when folded for an advanced approach than Samsung.
According to a patent published by WIPO, it was revealed back in November that Huawei is also planning to bring something similar to the new Motorola Razr flip folding design. So, collecting all these dots together, it can be said, the year 2020 is going to be super packed with foldable phones from the companies that debut their foldable devices this year.