Huawei could drop another foldable at its MWC 2020 virtual conference on February 24

Huawei is going to host a virtual press conference on February 24 from Barcelona, Spain after GSMA decided to cancel MWC 2020 as many companies dropped out of the event due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in may countries across the world.

Huawei will be streaming a pre-recorded launch session where it is expected to unveil multiple products across PC, laptop, wearables, audio and TV categories. However, according to a recent report by Gizmochina, Huawei is also expected to announce its next foldable phone during the event. This is a new foldable product by the company and we are not sure about the name of this upcoming phone, if it's really being unveiled on the said date.

Now, we think this foldable phone could be the Huawei Mate Xs that was announced back in October 2019. A significant update in the Mate Xs is said to be the presence of the Kirin 990 5G chipset, an improved hinge design and a more durable screen. 

The Mate Xs is confirmed to feature a similar design as the Mate X with the same set of Leica-branded camera array. It's worth noting though, that while the Huawei Mate X debuted in 2019, it's availability is still limited to China.

With a ban on Huawei currently in effect, it's unlikely that any phone they launch would have access to Google's suite of applications or even Play Store. As for the other products, we believe some of them could be powered by HarmonyOS.

Previously, the Mate Xs was scheduled to launch during MWC 2020 but as the event was scrapped, Huawei seems to be going ahead with the virtual launch anyway. We'll know more about the upcoming phone as we near the date of the conference on February 24.

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POCO X2 confirmed to launch on February 4 in India

POCO X2 is officially the successor to the POCO F1, the company announced on Monday. Xiaomi recently revealed that POCO now functions as an independent entity with dedicated teams for production and marketing. 

After the massive success of the POCO F1 which was launched in India in August 2018, the company didn't announce a successor until today. The social media handles of POCO shared the announcement with a link to its website. While the on-paper specifications of the POCO X2 have been kept under wraps, here's what the website reveals about it.

POCO X2: What to expect

POCO X2 was earlier spotted on Geekbench and its scores were very similar to the Redmi K30 lending some credibility to the argument that Xiaomi could announced the Redmi K30 as the POCO X2 in India.

The website states that the phone will have an "extreme refresh rate" for a great gaming experience, a versatile camera setup, Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, liquid cool solution and an efficient battery life.

As for the Redmi K30, it features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 playback. It is powered by Snapdragon 730G with Adreno 618 GPU and is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage with an option to increase the storage by upto 256GB using microSD card.

The 64MP quad camera setup on the back consists of a primary 64MP sensor with an f/1.9, 8MP ultrawide angle lens, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there are two selfie cameras– 20MP and 2MP depth sensor, housed within the dual punch-hole screen.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the side and the phone has a 4,500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.

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