Huawei Launch Mate X, 8-inch Fold Screen Smartphone With 5G

Huawei has just inaugurated their folding screen smartphone called Huawei Mate X in the MWC 2019 event which is now underway in Barcelona, Spain. Learn more!

Huawei Mate X

Just a few weeks after launching, Samsung’s folding screen smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, already has competitors. Because, Huawei has just inaugurated their folding screen smartphone called Huawei Mate X in the MWC 2019 event which is now underway in Barcelona, Spain.

In this article, we are going to have a thorough look at this device, all its specifications and features.

Let’s delve right in.

Huawei Mate X Quick Review!

Armed with the support of 5G network technology, Mate X comes with an 8-inch screen when the display is stretched. When folded, the screen shrinks to 6.6 inches. This device has a thickness of 5.4mm when stretched, while when folded, the thickness becomes 11mm.

Huawei Mate X Display

Huawei Mate X comes with a bezel-less design on all four sides. There are three cameras that can be used as the main camera and a selfie camera.

These cameras are produced by renowned manufacturers, Leica, like several other Huawei smartphone models. Unfortunately, there is no mention of how many camera sensors are carried.

For the chipset and storage department, Mate X relies on the Kirin 980 chipset as in the Mate 20 Pro, which is matched with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory that can be expanded with an external memory card.

The 5G support on Mate X is only available for one SIM slot. One other slot can be used for 4G SIM. A smartphone that runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system with the EMUI 9.1.1 interface.

The Huawei Mate X battery with a 4500mAh capacity is also equipped with 55w fast charging capabilities that can be charged up to 100 percent under an hour, while 30 minutes for charging 85 percent.

Its security still relies on a fingerprint sensor placed on the side of the device, not inside the screen or commonly called in-display fingerprint scanner which has now been widely adopted by flagship-class smartphone products.

Huawei Mate X is priced at a price that is quite expensive for the size of a smartphone (even a tablet), which is $2,600 (around N945,000 naira), even the Samsung Galaxy Fold priced at $1,980 (around N716,000 naira) isn’t as expensive as the Mate X. This folding screen device is promised to be available from mid-2019.

Huawei Mate X Key Specs

Here are the Huawei Mate X key specifications…

Display8.0 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2200 x 2480 pixels (~414 ppi density)
Folded Cover display: 6.6″, AMOLED, 1148 x 2480 pixels (19.5:9)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 980
Storage8GB/512GB (Expandable via NM Card to 256GB)
Camera40MP + 16MP + 8MP + TOF camera (With LED light)
PriceStarts $2,600 (around N945,000 naira)

Huawei Mate X Photos

Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X Availability & Price

The Huawei Mate X launched in February 2019, it is available in colours – Interstellar Blue. You can order the phone from online shopping markets using any of the links below.

Huawei Mate X starts at US $2,600 (around N945,000 naira in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY MATE X). Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, Q2

Huawei Mate X Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm), Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Interstellar Blue
  • Dimension:
    • Unfolded: 161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4 mm
    • Folded: 161.3 x 78.3 x 11 mm
  • Weight: 295 g
  • SIM Type: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • SIM Count: Dual


  • Display: 8.0 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2200 x 2480 pixels (~414 ppi density)
    • Folded Cover display: 6.6″, AMOLED, 1148 x 2480 pixels (19.5:9)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Quad

    • 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
    • TOF camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera:
  • Rear Camera Features:


  • Built-in Storage: 512 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, NM Card to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes (575MB/s)
  • WLAN: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side mounted)
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500mAh battery
  • Charging:
    • Fast battery charging 55W
    • Huawei SuperCharge (85% in 30 min)
  • Talktime: –

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Huawei Mate X Video

Huawei Mate X will be available in the Q2 of 2019. While we await the official release of this device, can you let us know what you think about the latest Huawei smartphone via the comment box below? If you ask me, I’d say… TOO PRICEY!!!

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