Huawei’s powerful Mate 20 Pro – South African pricing

Huawei has officially launched its new Mate 20 Pro smartphone in South Africa, which will sell for R18,999.

The Mate 20 Pro is a high-end, powerful smartphone, and is the first in the company’s line-up to sport its 7nm Kirin 980 processor.

Huawei has made a number of hardware changes with the Mate 20 Pro, including redesigning the camera system and removing the physical fingerprint sensor.

A triple-lens Leica camera system is located on the rear of the device’s chassis, and the device’s curved OLED display boasts an impressive 3,120 x 1,440 resolution.

One of the most impressive features of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is its large 4,200mAh battery.

Thanks to the Mate 20 Pro’s glass back and unique charging hardware, the device can charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes, and can also be used as a portable power bank for other devices.

By enabling the option on the Mate 20 Pro and laying the device on its front, users can charge any Qi-compatible device by simply placing it on the back of the Mate 20 Pro.

The device also features a number of software-enhanced AI features integrated with its camera system, automatically optimising shots depending on the subject in the frame.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro
OS EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0)
Display 6.4-inch 3,120 x 1,440 OLED
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
Storage 128GB, Huawei nanoSD up to 512GB
Rear camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Front camera 24MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C
Cellular LTE Cat. 21
Durability IP68
Battery 4,200mAh
Price R18,999


Huawei South Africa general manager Likun Zhao announced that the device would be available in South Africa from 31 October 2018.

The company will also bring its new Watch GT smartwatch to South Africa, launching the wearable alongside the new high-end smartphone.

Users can pre-order the Mate 20 Pro from Huawei’s dedicated promotion page before 31 October 2018 to receive a free Watch GT valued at R5,499 along with their smartphone.

This special offer is only available to the first 500 customers who place successful pre-orders.

Huawei’s new smartphone will also be available on 24-month contracts, starting from the following monthly prices:

  • Recommended retail price – R18,999
  • Vodacom – R799 pm
  • MTN – R799 pm
  • Telkom – R699 pm
  • Cell C – R1,399 pm

Huawei Mate 20 Pro front

Huawei Mate 20 Pro back

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