It’s flexible smartphone o’clock over in China, the place Huawei’s second-generation foldable handset has arrived in the hinged form of the Mate X2. The cellphone has two distinct shapes, easy flitting between folded (showcasing its “normal” 6.45in OLED outer display screen) and unfolded (the place the 8in interior display screen involves the fore) – an association rather a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. While the display screen sizes may not appear too far aside, the side ratios of the screens – 21:9 for the outer, 8:7.1 for the interior – make them wildly completely different prospects. Huawei claims to have spent 5 years perfecting the hinge mechanism in order that the Mate X2 folds with barely any perceptible hole, whereas the rear digicam setup features a 50MP essential module, a 10x optical zoom module and a 16MP ultra-wide snapper. A Kirin 9000 chip means 5G is supported, however don’t get too excited: for now it’s solely coming to China, the place it’ll be on sale from 25 February with costs beginning at RMB17,999 (round £1,980).