Huawei fans are eagerly waiting for the next flagship phones from the brand. Recent reports have revealed that the U.S. sanctions have affected Huawei’s plans to launch new devices. According to a well-known analyst Ross Young, the Chinese firm will be holding the Mate 40 launch event in October. However, he is of the view that the Mate X2 foldable phone will not launch this year.
Young tweeted that it is because of the restrictions levied by the U.S. government on Huawei, the Mate X2 won’t launch this year. Last year, the company unveiled Huawei Mate X in February and its updated edition called the Mate Xs debuted later in the year. The Mate Xs made a global debut earlier this year. Based on the new information shared by Young, it appears that the next Mate X foldable smartphone will arrive in the coming year.
Probably, the Chinese firm may time the arrival of the rumored Mate X2 model with the P50 series of flagship phones. Huawei is known for announcing P-series flagship phones in the first quarter of the year. Hence, there is a possibility that the Mate X2 may go official in Q1 2021.
Rumors surrounding the Mate X2 have revealed that it will not be sporting an outward folding design as the previous models did. Instead, the company may launch the Mate X2 with inward folding design like the Galaxy Z Fold 2. So, the device could be equipped with a flexible screen on the inside and a second screen on the outside.
Rumors have it that the alleged Mate X2 will be equipped with Kirin 9000 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM. The device may offer users with up to 512 GB of storage. The Mate X2 may support 65W fast charging and it will come preinstalled with EMUI 11 based Android 11 OS. The device could be equipped with a 40-megapixel + 40-megapixel (ultrawide) + 12-megapixel (telephoto) + 5-megapixel quad-camera system. For selfies, it may sport a 16-megapixel or 32-megapixel camera. Its screen could be of 8.03 inches and its outer display may measure 4.5 inches.