Despite earlier rumors that Huawei could possibly part ways with its mainstream business, the company continues to offer a new flagship phone – even a foldable one – later this month. According to Huawei’s official Weibo account, the Chinese brand’s next foldable phone is simply called the Mate X2, and it will be unveiled on February 22.
Interestingly, the teaser image suggests the flexible screen will fold inward this time around, unlike how the Mate Xs and Mate X had foldable outward-facing screens. Given that Huawei has already downed prototypes similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold (and its successor), it’s interesting to see the company make a literal 180 for its next foldable.
As far as official information goes, that’s all we have at the moment. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu added that he has been using a Mate X2 “for quite some time” and that it is “full of surprises”. The man likes to tease, but we wonder how many units his team will be able to ship (not that Huawei has never shared such numbers for its foldables), given Huawei’s severe shortage of flagship mobile processors.
More importantly, however, is whether Huawei will have enough units this time around to sell outside of China. I guess we will find out in a few weeks.