Asian pricing is very different from Europe
If there’s one thing we don’t like about Huawei’s newest flagship, the P20 Pro, is it’s price. The company’s estimated 899 Euro price tag for the phone comes out to Php 57K in our currency, which is more than Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus.
But like the Mate 10 Pro last year, it looks like Huawei has a very different pricing scheme for their latest flagship when it arrives in South East Asia. The company just launched the phone in neighboring Malaysia, where it received a price under 50K.
Huawei priced the P20 Pro at just RM 3,299, or around Php 44.2K in Malaysia, which is considerably less than its European price when the phone was announced a week ago. It’s not surprising that the P20 Pro has more than Php 10K shaved off its price in Malaysia: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro was annoucned with a 799 Euro price tag (Php 48K), but carried a Php 38K price tag when it was launched locally.
While country to country pricing will differ, we expect the P20 Pro to be roughly around the same price in the Philippines when it launches later in April.