Huawei foldable are reigning supreme in the Chinese foldable market. Data collection within China in the month of May showed the wide acceptance of Huawei foldable devices in the country. Three of the company’s devices are in the top 3 spots on the list of foldable devices. The three devices are the Huawei Mate X2, P50 Pocket, and Mate Xs 2.
Huawei Mate X2
The Huawei Mate X2 is the company’s first commercial attempt at an inward folding device. This device became official in the month of February 2021 and went on sale after its launch. This device uses a different folding mechanism in comparison with other foldable from Huawei. But unlike its close competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, this device uses a crease-free hinge.
The thickness of this device reduces towards the left folding half, hence shifting its centre of gravity for a better grip. It uses the Kirin 9000 chip and has a memory configuration of 8GB/256GB and 8GB/512GB. It runs EMUI 11.0 running on Android 10 but launched a second time with HarmonyOS.
Huawei P50 Pocket
The second device on the list is the Huawei P50 Pocket, which is the first Huawei foldable with a clamshell design. After the launch of the P50 series, leaks and rumours regarding a coming flip folding device from Huawei spread. This wasn’t the first time we heard of such rumours, but with this wave, the rumours got more precise. About four months after the launch of the P50 series, Huawei released the P50 Pocket.
It has a similar camera setup to devices in the P50 series but has the form factor of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. In China, the P50 Pocket launched with HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box, but Europe received EMUI 12. Below its circular cutouts is a secondary display that can handle some quick widgets activities. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G powers this foldable device.
Huawei Mate Xs 2
The most recent foldable from the Chinese tech giant also made the top 3 best-selling foldable devices in China. Huawei Mate Xs 2 took Huawei’s original outward folding design. This device is by far one of the flattest folding devices in the world. It weighs 255g and has a thickness of 5.4mm when unfolded, this measurement carries along the better half of the foldable.
It comes with a triple camera setup housing 50MP, 8MP, and 13MP lenses. Furthermore, it comes with HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box and uses the Snapdragon 888 4G processor. Some argue that this device’s features cannot justify its price, but its sale in China shows otherwise.
Huawei is still showing its resilience despite the relentless sanctions from the US government. Its performance in the Chinese market shows that if given the opportunity, it will again soar to great heights in the global market. The Huawei Mate 50 series will launch in a few months, its features will be made known towards the launch event.