Exclusive Review on The Foldable Huawei Mate X

Exclusive Review on The Foldable Huawei Mate X

Huawei’s Mate X is a foldable phone with a twisting camera, new technology but it comes at a cost. There have been rumors wince long that Huawei is getting into folding phones race and it’s true. The foldable smartphone was supposed to release in September however the dates have been spiked to November. Well, the best part is the Huawei foldable phone will now use an updated CPU the ‘Kirin 990’ and will be packed with innovative 5G connectivity and a fast-charging dual battery.

Foldable Huawei Mate X Review

Let’s get more into details of the all-new Huawei Mate X Price, Release Date, Features and Specs of this 5G enabled foldable smartphone.

The Announcement

Huawei mate x screen

Huawei recently announced at Mobile World Congress 2019, that the Mate X series is an entirely new innovation for Huawei which will use two screens to flip and turn into an 8-inch tablet. They revealed that  Huawei Mate X foldable smartphones will use a Falcon Wing design for its folding process that will allow the screen to fold from underneath and turn into a bigger screen.

The Cost Factor

This technology sounds interesting with an impressive design, however, Huawei Mate X will get deep holes in your pocket. The Mate X phone may bleed you for around $2,602 for an 8GB RAM / 512GB storage folding phone. On the other hand, Samsung listed their starting price for Samsung Galaxy fold at $1,980. This might be the coolest piece of tech we’ve reviewed in years though, this is going to be a gadget for those born with a silver spoon.

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Technical Specifications

Huawei foldable smartphone

When folded, the Mate X turns into a front-facing 6.6-inch screen with a higher resolution of 2480 x 1148 and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. When unfolded, the screen gets transformed by adding additional screens measuring 6.38 inches (2480 x 892 resolution, 25:9 aspect ratio).

Huawei Mate X

Unfolded Display (Resolution) 8-inch OLED (2480 x 2200)
Folded Display (Resolution) 6.6-inches (2480 x 1148) + 6.4-inches (2480 x 982)
CPU Kirin 980 (Kirin 990 claimed for production model)
Storage 512GB
Expandable? Yes, up to 256GB
Cameras 40MP (Wide Angle), 16MP (Ultrawide Angle), 8MP (Telephoto)
Battery 4500 mAh
OS Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1
Connectivity 5G
Color Interstellar Blue

Why Delayed?

Huawei is on its toes to make something special with the Huawei Mate X series. They are consistently thriving to ensure that the foldable phone goes beyond the gimmick, with extraordinary camera performance and making sure that both variants of the series are launched with a reason to exist.

Huawei is learning from the troubles Samsung had run into bringing the Galaxy Fold to the market and with this opportunity, they decided to wait and ran out of the race to claim for the best folding phones. As per our first impressions of Huawei foldable phone, Huawei’s folding phone is a much-awaited foldable smartphone people are excited about.

How Huawei Mate X differs from the Samsung Galaxy Fold?


Both the foldable phones are similar to each other in terms of functionality and concept however there are few differences that make Huawei Mate X far better than Samsung Galaxy Fold.

The Cost Factor: If Huawei Mate X is approximately $600 costlier than Samsung Fold, there are differences to justify the same. Samsung fold will cost around $2000 and Huawei foldable phone will showcase for approx $2600.

Bigger Screen in Phone Mode: Samsung Galaxy Fold has a huge black border around the screen in phone mode and the screen measures only 4.6-inches when it’s folded. Compared to that, a 6.6-inch display of the Huawei Mate X made a huge difference in the Phone mode experience.

Secondary Display at The Back: Unlike the Samsung Fold, Huawei Mate X comes with a secondary screen at the back measuring 6.5-inches for a better viewing experience. Huawei foldable phone allows you to capture selfies or share whatever is displayed on your screen with others.

A Larger and Sharp Screen: When you turn the phone in tablet mode, you can witness that Samsung Galaxy Fold just stretches till 7.3-inches however it’s still smaller than the 8-inch display of Huawei Mate X. The screen resolution on Huawei’s phone is 2480 x 2200 pixel which is way higher than compared to 2152 x 1536 pixel of Samsung Fold.

Slim in Size: Huawei foldable phone measures 11 millimeters thick when it is folded while the Samsung Galaxy Fold is 17 millimeters thick. All thanks to the ‘Falcon Wing’ design that folds outward instead of inwards like the Samsung Fold.

No Ugly Notch: Fortunately Huawei Mate X realized the customer’s demand and has designed it the right way. When we unfold Samsung Galaxy Fold, it shows a huge diving notch located at the upper right corner to house those two cameras on the inside display. Huawei played safe here by placing the three Leica cameras at the back of the device on the hinge to avoid troublesome corner.


Bigger Battery With Fast Charging: Samsung’s folding phone has a 4380 mAh battery however Huawei Mate X will come packed with even larger 4500 mAh dual-battery. Huawei also claims that the battery will juice up 85% of a charge in just 30 minutes. Galaxy Fold has yet not disclosed the charging duration of Galaxy Fold.

5G Technology: Samsung Galaxy Fold will launch in 4G and 5G optional variants however Huawei Mate X will compulsorily ship with 5G support. Huawei ensured that the foldable phone will be future proof when it comes to networking. Considering that the US President banned Huawei for doing business in the U.S., Huawei will not launch the Mate X series in the U.S. On the other hand, The Galaxy Fold folding smartphone will be offering connectivity with the U.S. carriers.

Huawei mate x foldable smartphone

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Wrapping Up

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