Huawei announced the smartphone’s launch on its official Weibo account.
The foldable 5G Mate X was originally set for a June launch but Huawei later delayed the launch, saying that it was running certification tests with various carriers.
The phone has a hinge which transforms it from a phone with 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch screens on either side into a full 8-inch Android tablet. It has a Kirin 990 chip under the bonnet.
The device uses a design significantly different to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which appears to fold into a thinner form factor than the Fold.
The Mate X is expected to cost $2,600 compared to the $1,980 given by Samsung. In the UK the phone is part of EE's 5G plans.