We finally have a launch date. Huawei Philippines, which has started holding previews for potential customers of the Huawei P60 Pro, has announced that the said camera-focused flagship and the Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone are coming to the Philippines May 12.
(Update, May 11: Watch the Huawei Mate X3 in action and find out why we think it’s one of the most interesting devices of its kind! We reveal its price in the Philippines, too. On a related note, the Huawei P60 Pro has landed in the Philippines with freebies worth up to P24,988 [$448]!)
Recall that the two devices debuted alongside other P60 series models in China in March and that we first got our hands on them a few weeks ago, during our five-day business trip to the world’s biggest smartphone market. They will go official globally May 9.
Picture taken with the Huawei P60 Pro near the technology giant’s flagship experience store in Bantian District, Shenzhen, China
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Both products are currently listed on the brand’s local website and official Lazada store.
In the Philippines, the Huawei P60 Pro will be available in Rococo Pearl and Pearl Black colors. The base variant comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the top-of-the-line model ships with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. The Huawei Mate X3, on the other hand, will arrive in Black and Dark Green colorways.
Like its predecessors, the Huawei P60 Pro boasts industry-leading camera hardware and software. It’s the world’s first smartphone with a 48-megapixel periscope telephoto camera featuring an optically stabilized f/2.1 aperture lens. The main shooter also packs a 48-megapixel RYYB sensor, just like the zoom camera, and pairs it with a variable-aperture lens that has stops between f/1.4 to f/4.0, similar to the Mate 50 Pro.
The slightly curved LTPO display is 6.67 inches and offers a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,440Hz PWM dimming for a more comfortable viewing experience, especially in low light. Other notable specs include a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 4G chipset under the hood and a 4,815mAh battery that supports 88-watt fast wired charging alongside wireless charging up to 50 watts.
As for the Huawei Mate X3, it is so thin and light you’d think it’s not a foldable smartphone. It packs a 7.85-inch inner screen and a quad-curve 6.4-inch cover display that uses LTPO technology. Both panels offer a 120Hz refresh rate as well as 1,440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which is easier on the eyes.
Notably, it fits a 50-megapixel primary camera at the back, alongside a 13-megapixel ultrawide option and a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto shooter with f/3.4 aperture and OIS, despite its portable size. It’s also one of the few foldable phones on the market with an IPX8 water-resistance rating. In theory, this means the Huawei Mate X3 can handle being submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
In China, the Huawei P60 Pro and Huawei Mate X3 are priced starting at ¥6,988 (roughly P55,897) and ¥12,999 (P103,983), respectively.
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