All You Need to Know About the Foldable Huawei Mate X2

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  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “All You Need to Know About the Foldable Huawei Mate X2” – below is their description.

    Huawei’s new phone from the future is the Mate X2, which opens and closes like a book, letting you carry an 8-inch tablet in your pocket.

    The Good:

    Both the front and interior display have excellent viewing angles, high resolution and fast refresh rates. The software switches between them seamlessly and the whole device is fast and responsive.

    The hinge feels firm and robust. The camera system is excellent.

    Most importantly, you can double your screen size when watching, reading or browsing and you can run two apps in their full glory side by side. It’s an instant size upgrade whenever you need it.

    The Bad:

    It’s three times the price and double the weight of a regular smartphone. This phone starts at $2,750 and goes up from there. It also has the dimensions of two regular phones sandwiched together.

    You need two hands to open it and it’s usually quite a clumsy process.

    Because of U.S. sanctions, the Mate X2 is also missing Google apps and the Play Store for apps. So you can use web versions of Google Maps and the like, but this phone will basically be most useful within China, where Huawei has its own app ecosystem.

    The Ugly:

    The crease in the middle remains an unsolved problem. You can feel it under your finger and sometimes see its shadowy presence. It disrupts the otherwise great image quality of the display and undermines the luxury premise of the device.

    As much as the design and durability of foldables have improved over the past two years, they still feel clumsy and far from perfect, especially for the stratospheric prices their manufacturers are asking.

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