Huawei Mate X2 Has a Lot Going on: Stylus, Laptop Mode, periscope camera

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Tomorrow Huawei will unveil the Huawei Mate XS smartphone, a new foldable phone that’s largely the Mate X with some upgrades. It gets a new CPU basically and that’s it. A Huawei Mate X2 is also in the making, but we’re a long way from that. Till it comes we have a concept of it rendered below courtesy of Techconfigurations. Let’s check it out!

First of all, we’ve heard rumors that both the Galaxy Fold 2 and Mate X2 will adopt styli, so that’s exactly what happens here. Huawei Mate X2 has a stylus slot and also an in display fingerprint scanner, on the “stub” part of the body. It gets a whole new Huawei S Pen, which feels a bit like the Samsung one. It has its own battery, gesture support and Bluetooth connectivity. Now the actual device comes with an 8 inch OLED screen when unfolded, but also gets a brand new “laptop mode”.

Techconfigurations rendered the device in a beautiful blue hue and put some strong cameras on it. There’s a dual front camera, with a 32 MP and 16 MP sensors, while at the back we have a 40 MP main camera, 12 MP telephoto cam, a 40 MP ultra wide camera and a 5 MP depth camera. There’s 3x optical zoom and OIS here. The earpiece has been cleverly disguised at the top of the screen. From what I can see now the screen is available on the inside of the device, not the outside.

There’s also a smaller screen on the “stub” part for notifications and other useful info. It’s a clever way of not having to worry about the scratches that an external screen would suffer. The laptop mode offers a full virtual QWERTY keyboard and a software experience different form the regular Android one. This concept actually sounds much better than the Mate Xs to be honest. We also get a new Kirin 1000 5 nm CPU, plenty of RAM and storage and a 6000 mAh battery with 65W fast charge.

The screen has both HDR support and 120 Hz refresh rate. The $2500 price tag kind of makes sense with all of these features…

via Techconfigurations

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