The most expensive Huawei flagship will cost more than Apple's iPhone X

If you're tempted to wait for Huawei's Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro instead of going for Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then don't do it for the price. Even the iPhone X, which is expected to go on sale in early November for $999, will be cheaper than the most expensive Huawei flagship.

New information coming from China suggests the most powerful Huawei Mate 10 Pro will cost $1,138, but it will come with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. The other three Mate 10 Pro models will be available for purchase for $1,024, $941 and $835, but they will come with 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM, 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM / 64GB ROM, respectively.

On the other hand, the most expensive Huawei Mate 10 will include 6GB RAM and 256GB expandable storage and could be priced at $850. The other two versions that will be launched on the market are said to cost $744 (6GB RAM / 128GB ROM) and $653 (4GB RAM / 64GB ROM).

It's worth mentioning that these prices will be available for the Chinese market where smartphone companies usually sell their products slightly cheaper, so there's a high chance the Mate 10 phones will be a bit more expensive in other countries.

Also, some of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro models are likely to be exclusively available China, while others might only be introduced in a few other Asian markets. We'll probably know more as we're getting closer to October 16, the flagship's unveiling date.

source: medicalman (1, 2)

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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)
Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. Tipus

Posts: 912; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Good luck with that.

12. torr310

Posts: 1720; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The regular versions of Mate 10 are actually similar priced to Samsung.

14. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They will surely need that!

20. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

What about the Porche Edition, already more expensive than iPhone X

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Huawei has always been a little price crazy but surpassing the prices of the Note 8 and iPhone X just isn't smart smh ridiculous.

31. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

well it is going to be the new standard for high end phones.

38. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At least the pixel xl two base model price isn't cheaper than the rest I suppose.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1536; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

We all thought the race to embed the fingerprint scanner inside the display was the current goal for OEMs....when really, the true goal all along has been to create the most expensive phone of all time. Man, they had us fooled.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

I guess you've never heard of Vertu.

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

That's more if a novelty item that's cost the company big time.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

This is true, but it doesn't make his statement any more true.

19. KingSam

Posts: 1515; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Consumer brands! Vertu caters to a niche. Meanwhile the mate 9 is going for $450!

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Where did he mention we're only talking about certain brands?

3. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

** Throws out all the Apple and Samsung posters. "All Hail our new Huawei Overlords!"

4. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Special edition phones always cost a lot. The regular version phones will cost way less. "PORSCHE DESIGN" version of Mate-9 last year cost 1399€.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2671; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Just bought a Mate 9. Great price on it right now. See no reason for this kind of pricing.

6. dragon09

Posts: 5; Member since: May 08, 2015

2nd phn which will cross inr 100000 mark in india.

41. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

No mate. Huawei usually prices it $100 more than its prices in china for Top end models & around $50 more for lower & midrange one's. So I see it priced around $1250 for India which should be around INR 80,000 at max. Huawei ain't Apple. But still people will better pay INR 67000 for Note 8 than INR 80000 for a Huawei phone, considering the fact that you are getting INR 4000 bank cashback, a wireless charger worth INR 4500 & one time screen replacement will add up to the value, which technically makes Note 8 priced under INR 60000. What I am not understanding is Note cost $100 more in India than in US but why do iPhone X costs $400 more than its price in US considering the fact that taxes for both of them is same. Heck iPhone X 256GB costs a whopping INR 102000($1600) in INDIA. And we have to shell out another INR 8500($130) for a 29W charger & usb-c to lightning cable which is ridiculous as hell. iPhone X - Rs.102000 ($1600) Fast Chager - Rs.8500 ($130) Leather cover - Rs.8000 ($125) Imagine $1850 for a phone. This can't be more ridiculous than this :(

7. NoAllegiance unregistered

No 512GB option?

17. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Its not necessary

28. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

And you can add 256GB microSD if you really need extra space

39. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Technically you can add a 400GB card to get 656 gigglebytes.

8. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"""If you're tempted to wait for Huawei's Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro instead of going for Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then don't do it for the price""" Make it sound like there is only iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus out there.. Hello there are many alternative way better than iPhone out there. You just had to use iPhones not LG, Samsung, etc..

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4372; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interesting push by Huawei. If they can prove the value over a moderately priced flagship then all the power to them. If they can't then this will seriously hamper their growth expectations.

11. torr310

Posts: 1720; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Don't be deceived by the title... The Mate 10 Pro is expensive but most people will be getting the Regular Mate 10. The pricing is cheaper than Apple (especially with expandable storage). Huawei Mate 10 will include 6GB RAM and 256GB expandable storage and could be priced at $850. The other two versions that will be launched on the market are said to cost $744 (6GB RAM / 128GB ROM) and $653 (4GB RAM / 64GB ROM).

13. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Stop the madness!

15. fyah_king unregistered

I'll get two mate 10 with 8GB of ram and 256GB,please.

18. RyanD6687

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

I'm not an Apple fanboy, as I'm writing this on an S8 Plus, but the Mate 10 leak is what they're making fun of apple with? While the iPhone X certainly has some issues, it's is a dog compared to that phone. I don't get it

21. KingSam

Posts: 1515; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

That was a g10 we've only seen the back of the mate 10 and it was dark. You can count on huawei to make a solid design.

22. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Those prices are with taxes. The iPhone X has a price tag of 999usd before taxes. In Germany you have to pay 1150Euro for the 64gb and 1350 Euro for the 256gb version. So the the top Huawei phone will be cheaper than the entry iPhone X.

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