Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 19 Mar 2019

Barely a month ago Huawei shocked the world when it showcased its revolutionary new Mate X foldable smartphone at MWC Barcelona 2019. With a main screen size of 6.6-inches and expandable screen size of 8-inches, the Mate X brings with its the power of a top spec smartphone and tablet PC in a single device. I was privileged enough to be one of the first people on the African continent to get some hands-on time with the new smartphone which is more revolution than it is evolution!

What is it?

In short, the Mate X is both a top-notch smartphone and a tablet PC. While a few phone makers have shown off their renditions of a foldable smart device, it is fair to say that none to my knowledge have done it quite so tastefully as Huawei.

SAMSUNG CSCWith a pin sharp 2200 x 2480 8-inch expanded display, dual-sim capabilities with 5G connectivity (Balong 5000) chipset and ultra-powerful Hilsilicon Kirin 980 as seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the upcoming Mate X combines the power Leica optics with the very best possibilities of a top-tier smartphone and tablet PC.


  • Worlds Fastest 5G Foldable Device
  • Hisilicon Kirin 980 & Balong 5000 5G Chipset
  • Display Sizes (6.38-inch Back ; 6.6-inch Front & 8-inch Full Expand)
  • 2 in 1 Fingerprint Scanner & Power Button
  • Wireless Charing (55 W Supercharging abilities – 85% charge in +- 30 Mins)
  • 4500 mAh battery 
  • Falcon Wing Revolutionary Hinge Design
  • 5.4 mm Thin Folded Flat; Just 11 mm Folded-Over
  • Best-In-Class Leica Triple Camera Optics

SAMSUNG CSCThough Huawei South Africa is yet to officially announce a release date or price of the incredible upcoming Mate X, we can aim to see the device for sale on our shores around July of this year. If its (USD) $2600 price is any indication, it will certainly remain a premium priced device, but does pack the abilities of both a top-notch mobile phone and tablet PC.  

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