Leaked Huawei Mate 20 Pro press render
Without a doubt, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro looks set to be a solid contender for flagship smartphone of the year. But with that potential title comes a rather steep price.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the Mate 20 Pro variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage would cost £899 ($1,180) in the UK, a huge increase over last year’s Huawei Mate 10 Pro and even this year’s P20 Pro which retailed for £770 and £799 respectively. Over in the rest of Europe, however, it seems pricing will be slightly lower.
Specifically, the exact same variant of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to go on sale in most European markets at a price tag €999 ($1,150). However, some markets may be forced to spend an extra €50 on the smartphone. For reference, the Galaxy Note 9, the Google Pixel 3 XL with 128GB of storage, and the cheapest iPhone XS Max retail for €1,009, €1,049, and €1,259 respectively across Europe.
When it comes to availability, Huawei is set to open up pre-orders for its next premium device immediately after next Tuesday’s event finishes. Unfortunately, consumers won’t begin receiving the device until Monday, November 5.