Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Huawei Mate X2 coming this month with Galaxy Z Fold inspired design

The new Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone will be revealed on February 22 and it looks like there’ll be a new design compared to its predecessors.

In a teaser (above) on Weibo today, the company confirmed both the name and the launch date for new Mate X2, which will offer outward folding displays similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Z series.

The previous devices have offered inward folding displays, but it appears Huawei may have decided Samsung’s solution offers the smarter design, with more protection for those fragile folding displays.

Huawei isn’t publicising the event on its social channels in the west, which makes us skeptical the company will offer the Mate X2 in Europe, but that remains to be seen. Huawei is currently selling the Mate Xs in the UK for a discounted £1,599.99, which is down from the original £2,299.99 asked by the firm.

Related: Best phones

That device offers an 8-inch unfolded panel and a 6.38 rear panel along with a folded 6.6-inch front screen. However, that form factor looks like it’ll be shaken up this time around in favour of an outer display and a fold-out tablet on the inside.

The Huawei Mate Xs offered an updated Kirin 990 5G chipset and we’d expect that to be updated and combined with 8GB of RAM. A recent leak also suggested a 48-megapixel camera will be on board. Let’s hope the Mate X2 offers a suitable leap forward and a more affordable price point.

We were big fans of the Mate Xs, with our hands-on stating: “The Mate Xs might be a minor update, but considering we didn’t get a proper European release for the Mate X it doesn’t feel needless. It would have been odd selling last year’s model at a high price with older internals and the improvements to the hinge and display are always going to be welcome. I still have plenty of questions about software and I have yet to really see how apps adapt between folds – this could make or break the Mate.”

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words