At the Mobile World Congress 2019, Huawei Mate X was showcased as the company’s first foldable smartphone. Unlike the Galaxy Fold which launched with an in-folding screen, the Mate X featured an out-folding panel, so the same display panel was used when the device was folded, unlike the Galaxy Fold where you had to use the separate display on the outside.
But, according to Ross Young, Huawei is making a big change in the design of the successor. The Huawei Mate X2 is reportedly coming with an in-folding display like the Galaxy Fold instead of an out-folding one like its predecessor.
Now, Ross said that the display panel has the same size as on the Mate X, i.e., 8.03-inches.
While the Mate X had an incredible design, it won’t be wrong to say that there are some disadvantages of having an out-folding screen. Imagine how many times your hands would touch the display on the back while using it in folded mode. Or imagine the scratches it is going to get when placed on any surface.
So, since the Mate X had a display that is always exposed, no matter if you fold it or unfold it, there is no way you could avoid the scratches on the plastic screen.
Now that Huawei Mate X2 has an in-folding screen, we wonder how the phone would look like. It might look like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 because if there is an in-folding screen, then there needs to be a display on the outside.
Also, the Huawei Mate X had only one camera setup placed in a way that you could use it to take selfies as well. This allowed Huawei to offer a notch-less & hole-less display on the Mate X. But, since the Mate X2 has an in-folding screen, there is either a notch, a punch-hole, or above all, an in-display camera!
Let’s wait for some more details regarding the device.