The Huawei Mate 40 Pro would be sold at a lower starting price than the Mate 30 Pro. Deprived of an Android license following US sanctions, Huawei has reportedly decided to lower the prices of its future flagship. A leak from China offers a first glimpse of the price list practiced by the Chinese brand.
Several weeks before the launch conference, a report from Chinese media CNMO lifted the veil on several key elements of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro technical sheet. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone would be powered by the Kirin 1000 SoC coupled with 8 or 12 GB of RAM. Huawei would bet on a 6.67-inch 90Hz display designed by LG.
Huawei would lower prices compared to the Mate 30 Pro
Above all, the report mentions the smartphone price list for the Chinese market. Apparently, Huawei would have chosen to revise its prices downwards compared to the previous generation of Mate. Here is the list of prices advanced by CNMO:
- Mate 40 Pro 128 GB – 5,999 yuan, approximately 800 USD
- Mate 40 Pro 256 GB – 6,499 yuan, approximately 850 USD
- Mate 40 Pro 512 GB – 7399 yuan, approximately 950 USD
As a reminder, the Mate 30 Pro was indeed sold at the starting price of 6,399 yuan on the Chinese market. We can therefore expect a drop in prices on the western markets. Deprived of an Android license and Google apps, Huawei has no other choice but to revise its price claims downwards while waiting for its software ecosystem to develop.
It is not impossible that Chinese prices do not reflect western tariffs. Likewise, import taxes which may inflate the selling price should be taken into account. Under these conditions, we can expect the Mate 40 Pro to sell for around 1000-1100 USD, or down slightly from 2019. We’ll tell you more as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.