Update, October 23, 2018 (11:52am EST): In a statement to Business Insider, Huawei confirmed that the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X will not launch in the U.S. The Mate 10 Pro and Mate 9 were sold in the U.S., but relations between Huawei and the U.S. government have soured since then.
Folks in the U.S. can still import the new Mate 20 phones, though Huawei suggested that U.S. residents should take a close look at warranty information and network compatibility before doing so.
Everyone else can read the original article below to see how they can buy the Mate 20 phones.
Original article: Huawei launched the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X, and the Porsche Design Mate 20 RS today in London. The Mate 20 series is traditionally the highest-end offering from the Chinese OEM, featuring the year’s latest-and-greatest technology.
This year is no different, as the Mate 20 series features the Kirin 980 chipset — the world’s first 7nm chipset to appear in an Android device. With the Kirin 980, Huawei promises faster speeds, better power efficiency, and more powerful AI integration. The 980’s Dual NPU allegedly will increase AI performance on the Mate 20 series by a whopping 134 percent.
Along with the chipset, the devices in the Huawei Mate 20 series feature top-tier specs in most other categories. However, as one would expect, those incredible specs are going to cost you. But how much will it set you back and when can you get it? Read on!
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro release date
The Mate 20 series launched on October 16, 2018, and pre-orders began on the same day for the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Huawei will start pre-orders for the Huawei Mate 20 X on October 26, 2018, and for the Porsche Design Mate 20 RS on November 16, 2018.
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro price and availability
Last year, the Huawei Mate 10 launched with a price tag of 700 euros (~$812), while the Pro model went for 800 euros (~$928). Only the Mate 10 Pro made its way to the U.S., where it initially retailed for $800.
This year, Huawei raised the prices of both core models, which was expected, especially when you consider the introduction of the Kirin 980 and the camera improvements. The Huawei Mate 20 will start at 799 euros (~$927) while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will start at 1,049 euros (~$1,217).
Huawei also introduced the Huawei Mate 20 X at its launch event, which is physically larger than the Mate 20 (with most of the same specs) and features an enormous 5,000mAh battery. It also features a cooling system to help with long gaming sessions. Its starting price is 899 euros (~$1,043),
Finally, there will be a Porsche Design edition of the Mate 20, just like with the Mate 10 and the P20 (sold as the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS). As usual, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS will be incredibly expensive, starting at 1,695 euros (~$1,966).
Each device comes in different RAM/storage variations, and each variation alters the price. Check out the list below:
- Huawei Mate 20
- 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage — 799 euros (~$927)
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage — 849 euros ( ~$985)
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage — 1,049 euros (~$1,217)
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage — 899 euros (~$1,043)
- Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS
- 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage — 1,695 euros (~$1,966)
- 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage — 2,095 euros (~$2,430)
As for availability, the Mate 20 series will launch in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. It is expected the devices will come to other countries at a later time.
When pre-orders open, we will update this article with links to place your order. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below if you plan on buying the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, or another device in the Mate 20 series!
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