The Huawei Mate X was one of the most exciting products to be launched in MWC last month It is the company’s pioneer into the wild industry that is the foldable phone form-factor. Its foldable system include one giant 8 inch touchscreen that can be folded into two smaller screens and it also has 5G.
The other aspect about this phone that turned heads during its announcement was its price. Huawei announced that it will be $2,600, which was even more expensive than the already expensive Galaxy Fold that Samsung priced at $1,980. At this price bracket, it is clearly a niche product for now and it is targeting those people with deep pockets who love to try first gen products.
Interesting enough, if you live in Kenya, you can buy the Mate X via Kilimall, and of course it carries a huge price tag.
From the listing, the Huawei Mate X is not locally available and if you want it, they’ll have to ship it from overseas. Apparently the shipping will take between 10-25 working days so if you place an order, you’ll have to wait for it for a while. The surprising thing is that the price is not as steep as I thought it would be (judging from the already sky high $2,600 price tag).
For your Kshs 281,000, you’ll get a phone with an 8inch 2480 x 2200 OLED screen, Huawei’s own Kirin 980 processor, Balong 5000 5G module, 8GB RAM, 512GB internal + external storage, triple camera at the back (40MP normal, 16MP wideangle, 8MP telephoto), 4500 mAh battery and a 55W charger.