Huawei’s next-generation foldable smartphone, mate X2, is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2020. The phone may look the same size as last year’s Mate X, according to a design patent recently announced by the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In addition, the patented new folding phone follows the Mate X design concept and still folds from the middle, although the operating experience will be different.
Mate X2 appears to be folding inwards rather than outwards, while the display will have a vertical sidebar that appears to have an auxiliary display, with the rear four rear camera settings and the front dual camera. More interestingly, this year’s Mate X2 also features a stylus that makes it easy to operate on the screen like the S Pen in the Galaxy Note series.
Another detail of the patentillustration is that the edges of the X2 are more rounded than mate X. Unfortunately, the patent does not disclose the phone’s specifications. What is certain, however, is that the Mate X2 will be equipped with the Kirin 990 5G SoC, which also features an improved design and better hinge mechanism. And better display basically, that’s all we know about Mate X2 right now.