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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro pricing teased in the Philippines

In Phones by Ramon Lopez3 Comments

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have already been confirmed to be launching in the Philippines. The big questions now are how much will the new flagship smartphones cost and when will they arrive in local stores?

(Update, October 25: We have the pricing and preorder details! Read Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Philippine prices revealed. Want to get one of them from a telco? See Smart, Globe offers for the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro.)

We currently don’t have concrete answers. But Huawei has thrown us a bone by posting this teaser on social media.


Huawei Philippines’ teaser

We’ve analyzed the clip one frame after another and noticed these two potential prices — P40,999 (roughly $759) and P55,999 ($1,037) — appear more frequently than the rest. We didn’t see a single price ending with “990,” which is how Huawei usually ends its pricing structure in the Philippines. That could have given away the prices of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.

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However, if you look at the prices for the Mate 20s in Europe, P40,999 and P55,999 would actually make a good deal of sense. In Europe, the price is set at €799 (P49,587 or $918) for the Huawei Mate 20 with 4GB RAM, while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro runs €1,049 (P65,102 or $1,205). Taxes are generally higher in the continent than in other regions, which would explain the discrepancy in prices between the two markets.

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At the time of their announcement in the Philippines last year, the Huawei Mate 10 sold for P32,990 ($611), while the upscale Huawei Mate 10 Pro cost P38,990 ($722). These Mate phones were obviously more affordable than their successors at launch.

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But we live in a generation where $1,000 flagships are the norm, so it’s conceivable that the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be much more expensive than previous-gen models. They are huge upgrades from past Mate devices, though, so it’s not as if Huawei is charging extra just because Apple and Samsung are. We’re pretty convinced they have the best smartphone cameras around (for now).

We’re still left in the dark as to when the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will actually release in the Philippines. However, we’ve been told by Huawei that the phones will get a local launch sometime in November. Preorders should probably start this month.

  • 6.53-inch LCD display, 2,244 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Kirin 980 processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable storage (via nano SD card)
  • Triple rear cameras with Leica lens and LED flash (12MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP telephoto camera)
  • 24-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 40-watt fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 6.39-inch OLED display, 3,120 x 1,440 resolution
  • Octa-core Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable storage (via nano SD card)
  • Triple rear cameras with Leica lens and LED flash (40MP main camera, 20MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP telephoto camera)
  • 24-megapixel front camera with 3D system for face unlock
  • Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
  • 4,200mAh battery with 40-watt fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.