The second-gen foldable ditches the original Mate X/Xs's exterior foldable display for one that folds inwards. Smart move for more protection.
Turns out this design was not a good idea.
Using a new "Falcon Wing Design," the Mate X2 has an 8-inch (2,480 x 2,220) OLED display that folds in half.
The refresh rate for the foldable display.
The 90Hz OLED screen on the outside measures 6.45 inches (2,700 x 1,160).
So basically: Huawei made a larger Galaxy Z Fold 2.
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Less visible crease?
Huawei says the Mate X2's special hinge "creates a water drop-like cavity for stowing the display when the device is folded." Sounds a lot like the curling display on the disastrous Motorola Razr. Huawei says the hinge design is also good for blocking out dust and dirt.
Huawei is touting the design as gap-free unlike Samsung's foldables, which have a narrow gap when folded.
Or it could just be a lot of marketing fluff. This close-up of the Mate X2's display surfaced after the announcement and... yikes that looks like a double crease.