Huawei is among the firsts to officially introduce a market-ready foldable phone. Everyone, meet the new Huawei Mate X.

Being a member of the company’s Mate series, the Huawei Mate X is expected to be a productivity-focused smartphone. Which is unsurprising considering its large, flexy display.


Unlike what Samsung did on the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X has a giant 8-inch AMOLED screen. Folding it in half gives you a 6.6-inch display on the front, and another 6.4-inch screen on the back.

The device doesn’t have a dedicated front-facing camera. So to take selfies, you have to use its primary shooters, and the display on the back as a viewfinder. This allows you to take really great self-portraits.


Speaking of which, the Huawei Mate X has an identical camera configuration that the Mate 20 Pro has. There’s a 40-megapixel primary shooter, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor.

Another key feature of this device is its Balong 5000 5G Modem, making it the first foldable smartphone to sport 5G connectivity.


Huawei even added a 4,500mAh battery, which recharges via a whopping 55W charger. It’s expected to be the fastest there yet as the current title-holder, OPPO’s SuperVOOC technology is only at 50W. Huawei claims that a 30-minute charge can already provide an 85% of charge.

Huawei Mate X Specs

  • Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.1.1
  • Dual SIM, hybrid
  • 8.0-inch AMOLED display, 2480 x 2200 pixel resolution, ~414ppi (unfolded)
  • 6.6-inch AMOLED display, 2480 x 1148 pixel resolution, ~414ppi (folded, front)
  • 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 2480 x 892 pixel resolution, ~427ppi (folded, back)
  • 2.6GHz Kirin 980 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mali-G76 GPU
  • 512GB internal storage, expandable via NM card up to 256GB
  • 40-megapixel + 16-megapixel (ultra wide) + 8-megapixel (telephoto) triple cameras
  • Face Unlock, Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Balong 5000 5G modem
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • GPS dual-band, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo dual-band, QZSS dual-band
  • Dimensions: 161.3 x 78.3 (folded) / 146.2mm (unfolded) x 11mm
  • Weight: 295g
  • Color: Interstellar Blue
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 55W Huawei SuperCharge

The Huawei Mate X will launch sometime in Q2 or Q3 of this year. It will have a retails price of EUR2,299, which is at around ~Php135,700 when directly converted to Philippine pesos.

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