Huawei has a big winner in Western Europe with the P20 Pro

While Huawei isn't shipping its top-of-the-line P20 Pro to the U.S., the phone is red hot in Western Europe. The handset that sports a triple-camera setup on back (40MP + 20MP +8MP) is now the Chinese manufacturer's biggest seller of all time in the region. According to Huawei, in Western Europe the P20 Pro has rung up sales 316% higher than last year's P10 Plus. Not bad, considering that smartphone sales overall have been flattish.

Huawei notes that most of the demand in Western Europe for the entire P20 line, consisting of the P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite, has been seen in  the U.K., Germany and France. As far as the U.S. is concerned, government officials told Americans to give Huawei devices a wide berth because of the company's rumored ties to the Chinese government. This torpedoed the company's efforts to have the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on the shelves at AT&T and Verizon, and even Best Buy decided to stop selling the brand. As far back as 2012, Huawei was accused of espionage in the states. The concern is that Huawei phones and networking equipment could be sending information on American consumers and corporations to China. Huawei has denied these allegations. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating Huawei for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Even though the Huawei P20 Pro won't be touching down on U.S. soil, a majority of those who responded to our poll (50.7%) said that they would buy the P20 Pro if given the opportunity. Only 16.1% said that privacy concerns would force them to skip over the device.

Check out our review of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro by clicking on this link.

source: Huawei

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P20 Pro
  • Display 6.1" 1080 x 2240 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h talk time)

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13 Comments

1. midan

Posts: 3030; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

No-one will buy a phone with that stupid notch, Oh wait This just shows that notch was never a real problem, only for few stubborn hardcore Android boys

3. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Wawei going from poor P10 sales, to 300% increased P20 sales doesn't mean anything.

5. fyah_king unregistered

Not a big notch like that fruit phone.ahahaha!!! I'll take my essential phone notch over any notch. There's many like it but mine looks the best.:)

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

I hate the notch on the iPhone X and I hate the notch on this phone. But at least this notch gives the user some actual screen real estate, unlike the iPhone X which has a tiny space on both sides of the notch.

8. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Iphone too has that stupid notch by the way and why r u even complaining? jeleous? simply don't buy if u don't like it. shouting will not change decision of people who actually wants to buy it. RELAX . keep it cool

9. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

no one will buy??? I guess SALES increased by more than 300% means ppl have already bought one and millions r still buying. Get it right and get a life

11. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

People buy it because it's a great phone...IN SPITE of the notch. It's a great phone but that doesn't mean that many, myself included, wouldn't prefer if it was notch-less instead. I hate the notch, and prefer it not to exist, but I don't "hate" the whole phone because of it, I may just look elsewhere first. Basically, just because it sells, doesn't mean people "like" the notch. It just means they are willing to put up with it in order to get an otherwise great device...iPhone included.

12. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Be objective.

14. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The notch can be hidden though.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Americans citizens should be happy their goverment and FBI,NSA are doing everthing to protect their consumers safety data from chinese companies since China will use it to outclass America in Data security and Equipment Network infrastructure for the lead in 5GNetwork in various New catergory of devices like automatic cars and new foldable smartphones after all apple.google,microsoft,qualcomm,intel,ARM and AMD are all Big Major american companies which drive technological growth in America on all different kind of electronic devices and items chinese company will need it to reach to top position over apple and samsung.Western Europe also should follow same if these chinese companies are find doing fraud stuff behind their backdoors.

4. Tretas

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 04, 2016

More "fraud stuff behind their backdoors" than the americans ???? !!!!!!!! Impossible !!!!!! Educate yourself first....

7. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Your opinion are so prejudicial that the founding fathers of United States are probably all rolling in their graves.

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I ask that retarded will have bought that imitation s**t from the iphone x

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