Huawei Mate 20 Pro to cost £899 in the UK; same as the Galaxy Note 9

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to cost £899 in the UK; same as the Galaxy Note 9
Although the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has leaked countless time already, one thing that still remains unclear is the pricing. Going by previous information, it seems the price tag will sit somewhere between $1,050 and $1,150 in most markets. According to tipster Roland Quandt, however, the pricing in the UK will actually be slightly higher.

More specifically, it seems official pricing for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which will presumably be the cheapest configuration, will sit at £899 ($1,180). For references, this represents an increase of £100 ($132) over the current Huawei P20 Pro and an even larger increase of £130 ($172) over last year’s Mate 10 Pro which launched at just £770 in the market.

Throughout most of 2018 smartphone prices have continued to increase. So, for some slightly fairer comparisons, the price tag of £899 actually matches the Galaxy Note 9's usual price tag in the UK. When placed next to Google’s Pixel 3 XL in its 128GB configuration or even the 64GB iPhone XS Max, though, it represents some significant savings. After all, the latest Pixel device costs £969 and the large iPhone costs £1,099 (the smaller iPhone XS costs £999 in the market).

Considering Huawei has usually maintained much lower price points, some consumers may be disappointed by the price hike. However, it’s worth pointing out that, unlike rival devices, the Mate 20 Pro will come with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner and a significantly improved triple-rear camera. Another thing worth noting is the processor which is now built on the much newer 7nm process and will ultimately result in big performance boosts over the likes of the Pixel 3 series and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.

source: Roland Quandt

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Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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15 Comments

1. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

“the latest Pixel device costs £969” The manufacturing cost of Pixel 3 XL is about $300 - mediocre P-OLED display, same imx363 rear camera with ois as Xiaomi 8 and ASUS 5Z, HUGE notch, base model only has 4GB Ram, clocked SDM 845 because of small battery.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

While I agree with most of your post, the single back cam of the Pixel 3 will likely be the best around even though I wish it had a second lens too. It's possibly only challenged SOMEWHAT by the iPhone Xs right now due to the latter's smart HDR.

9. geordie8t1

Posts: 286; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Didnt the p20 pro become the camera of the year, easily beating iphone and samsung? If the upgrade to the camera is as good as is rumoured, then this could spank the competition again, the tech alone inside this thing is crazy good, im ready to jump from samsung note 8 to this if its as good as anticipated

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The specs on paper can't always be compared. The Pixel 3 XL's camera will probably be the best on the market once again and the OLED display has actually been awarded an "A+" rating (the best possible) and been given a "best smartphone display" award by DisplayMate. As for the 4GB of RAM, more doesn't always mean better. Apple has demonstrated this previously. As everyone knows, the Pixel smartphones are optimized extremely well which means 4GB of RAM is more than enough. This will also translate into better power efficiency.

6. morgeus09

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Exactly, it has the best display. Its display is much better than last years pixel

10. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm sorry, but there is a full video explaining how displaymate test these screens, and I gotta say, they're a bit shady. One thing that I found interesting, is when they used to call Samsung's screens as the best in the world, they used to only test that specific model they had, they never did the test on the flagships its competing with. And this year alone, as far as I can recall, they only tested the S9, Note 9, XS, and now the Pixel 3's screens, and they didn't even pay for the phones, they were gifted to them by those OEMs. So how can you call something the best when you barely test 3 or 4 phones a year?

13. joshuaswingle

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

At the end of the day, which display is the "best" varies with each person. What I meant by the DisplayMate reference was that it's obviously been improved vastly over the Pixel 2 XL's panel – something most people are agreeing with – and actually looks pretty good, so it's no longer a mediocre panel, as the first comment stated.

2. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If the rumoured specs are the real deal, the Mate 20 Pro is shaping up to be the best Android smartphone for this year.

5. alanrock

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

no surprises here...phones are getting more expensive every year.

7. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

"been awarded an "A+" rating (the best possible) and been given a "best smartphone display" award by DisplayMate." Are you sure that "DisplayMate" is reliable? Check out their official Twitter. It's more like a paid joke.

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Why are you so sure the Pixel 3 XL's display is so bad? Have you tried it out in person and compared it to the Pixel 2 XL? The pre-conceived opinions some people have are honestly ridiculous.

11. monoke

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Man inflation is a bitch. What happened to good specs at affordable prices from Chinese brands? Those days are gone seems like.

12. lostdaynight

Posts: 31; Member since: May 16, 2011

Xiaomi Mi 8 is still pretty cheap ($450 and under) and has very updated specs. OnePlus is still bringing the heat at $500 with great specs too and a clean OS skin. Huawei's Honor phones are still cheap, although they don't have cameras anywhere near as good as the Mi 8 and OnePlus 6. It's just the phones sold under the actual Huawei main brand, and that's because they're aspiring to be the next Samsung.

14. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

This Mate 20 pro seems like illegitimate love child of iphone and samsung, notch resembles iphone, bezels and side edges remind me of samsung phones and the skin or icons to be precise are similar to ios, this company is claiming to become the no#1 smartphone seller in the world but still copying the world no#1 & no3

15. mootu

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"however, the pricing in the UK will actually be slightly higher." Don't forget thats the price you pay, this is including VAT at 20% unlike in the US where advertised prices are before taxes. Also in the UK Huawei never stick to thier RRP's, after a few months virtually everything they sell can be bought for less. Just don't pay the early adopter tax.

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