Huawei P20, P20 Pro Receive Official Price Cut in China Ahead of Huawei Mate 20 Launch In October

Huawei has cut the prices of its flagship smartphones in China, most likely making room for the Mate 20 series.

Huawei P20 Pro

We have been hearing plenty of rumors regarding the new Huawei Mate 20, the successor to the Mate 10. Huawei also confirmed that it would be launching its new Kirin 980 chipset with the reveal of the Mate 20/20 Pro. It looks like the announcement could happen very soon, as Huawei has cut the prices of the Mate 10 Pro, the P20, and the P20 Pro, in China.

The Huawei P20 series consists of some of the best phones from the company this year. The P20 Pro, with its triple-rear camera setup, is one of the best camera-phones right now. It can take amazing low-light photos, with great details, that no other phone can. Huawei had immense success with these phones, in all markets.

The Mate 10 is yet another series from Huawei, which was revealed in October last year. The Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro are both flagship smartphones, and came with the Kirin 970 processor. Now that October is nearing, it is time for refresh, and the first in line would be the new Mate 20 series. Therefore, Huawei seems to be clearing the stock for its other flagship phones, to make room for the new.

Huawei P20/P20 Pro, Mate 10 Pro: Price Cut in China

The Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro have sold quite well in China, and now, to attract more customers, the company has reduced the prices. And since it would want more interest and sales for the Mate 20, a price cut on older phones will help.

Huawei has cut down the price of the P20 by CNY 400 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version. It is now being sold at CNY 3388. The P20 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, now costs CNY 3888.

Pricing for the Huawei P20 Pro has been cut by CNY 500, and the 6GB+64GB variant now costs CNY 4488, the 128GB variant costs CNY 4988, and the 256GB variant is priced at CNY 5788.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has also got a price cut, with the 6GB+64GB variant now costing CNY 3599, and the 128GB version priced at CNY 3999. So yes, if you were planning on buying any of these phones, now would be a good time. All of them are still amazing phones, especially the P20 Pro (Review).

Huawei Mate 20: Launch and Price

Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will most likely be launched in the month of October this year. That is usually the time when the company unveils the Mate series refresh. No official announcement has been made yet.

Pricing for the Mate 20 series isn’t known yet, but do not expect it to be cheap. It is likely that the Mate 20 Pro could cost somewhere around $999. Also, we are not sure if Huawei plans on launching the new phone in India, because Mate 10 was never released as well.

Huawei Mate 20: Specifications, Features

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are going to be power-houses. They will come with the new Kirin 980 chipset, which is the first chip to be built using the 7nm process. It is said to be 20 percent faster than the Kirin 970, and up to 40 percent more efficient. It will also be more powerful in the AI department.

Apart from a class-leading processor, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will also have new 6.3-inch QuadHD + full-view displays with a notch. Leaks have revealed that the notch would house a 3D face scanning tech, similar to the iPhone X. It would also have an in-display fingerprint scanner, a triple-camera setup at the back, upto 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 4000mAh battery. The camera setup is said to be similar to the P20 Pro, with one 40MP unit, a 20MP sensor, and an 8MP one. So yes, the Mate 20 Pro will be a beast of a smartphone.

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