Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available in South Africa in November from R18,999. 
  • The phone is R3,000 more expensive than Apple’s cheaper iPhone XR - but still significantly cheaper than the iPhone Xs.
  • The Mate 20 Pro comes with a new 3-camera configuration, onscreen fingerprint scanning and fast charging capabilities. 

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro - Huawei's new flagship phone - will be available in South Africa from November and will cost R18,999 - R3,000 more than Apple’s iPhone XR, but still cheaper than the new Apple iPhone Xs, which starts at R22,000 in South Africa. The new iPhone Xs Max will set you back R24,000.

The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available on contract at both Vodacom and MTN for R799 per month, R699 per month at Telkom and R1,300 per month at Cell C for 24 months, Huawei South Africa said. 

The first 500 people to pre-order the smartphone from Huawei’s promo website from October 24 will get a free Huawei Watch GT Classic smartwatch valued at R5,499. 

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP wide angle main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera which promises higher photo quality. 

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The phone features an iconic top notch camera and sensors. A special feature of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is its 40W Huawei SuperCharge which will give the phone a 70% charge in 30 minutes. 

The phone also has an on-screen fingerprint scanner, a face scanner and comes with a Kirin 980 chipset - one of the world’s fastest chipsets. 

"The Huawei Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of its users, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery life and powerful camera performance,” said Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.

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