Insanely overpriced. Even if it had Google services, which it doesn't.
I am waiting for plus version and i know the price will drop in 2 months to 900€ or less
chris1998, 03 Nov 2020500 euros u sound like one of them Indians who expect a SD 865+ phone 12GB ram 512GB storage. ... more600 dollars is too much - I'll only pay 500 dollars for those specs - the phone is not worth anymore than that and I also want freebies.
I think peoples would prefer a 850€ one without the speaker if it was an option...
If only this phone didn't had stupid things like holes in the display, curved edge display and no Jack and lack of hardware Portrait and Macro in the Periscope Telephoto, I'd buy this thing, no GMS is a PLUS !
This is one of the closest phone from what I would want, with the 3D ToF and front camera in a pop up, flat display, a Jack, the 10x Periscope telephoto of the Pro+ (but with the 12Mp sensor, duh), the 3D ToF on the back, and maybe an independent SD slot in bonus, and there would be no questions asked, I would buy this phone ASAP ! 1200€ or 1500€.
I'm waiting for PLUS version - i have mate 30 pro now and can't wait release of this amazing phone.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2020who in their right mind will want buy this without google apps and services? might aswell buy ... moreI would. Why would I get a Samsung with the crappy throttling and battery-eating Exynos for over 1000 euros? I don't care about the Chinese government and all of the Trump's nonsense. Everyone with a brain knows that Huawei are just a scapegoat in the trade war with China. It's not like Apple and Google aren't collecting all of your data.
And I don't care about google services. All I care about is having great screen, camera and performance. App-wise all I need is an e-mail app, Opera and Herewego all of which I can get from Appgallery. Of course, I can easily sideload anything and even if something requires GMS I can install them too as if you don't know one could install them on mate 30 pro and p40 pro and have google play and everything
AnonD-966083, 03 Nov 2020Well I'm not versed in economics, marketing and stuff like that. I'm just a normal, ... more500 euros u sound like one of them Indians who expect a SD 865+ phone 12GB ram 512GB storage. 64MP Imx sensor In display finger print sensor all for 600 euros
who in their right mind will want buy this without google apps and services? might aswell buy it the latest samsung then and not support a chinese controlled company by the goverment.
Android Authority, 03 Nov 20201200€ for Mate 40 pro without proper functionality of Play services? No Thank you! If one wan... moreThe thing is huawei phones tends to be pretty heavily subsidised by carriers in Europe on a 2-year contract. For reference, I got the p30 pro for 550 euros, the p40 pro was 650 euros( with a free GT2 watch) and I'm sure the mate 40 pro will be something like 750 euros. Any extra goodies are just sweetening the deal more. In comparison Samsung and Apple's MSRP are reduced by 150 euros then MSRP on the same contract, so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to buy the mate 40 pro for the price of a standard 64gb iphone 12 or the crappy non-ultra Note 20 with exynos.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2020A low price will, after all, sell more phones but asking for €500 would be a bit too much. Abo... moreI can say yes to 700 euros too but with the freebies ofc. Sounds reasonable.
In the medium term it is a very interesting option.
Today is the last day of Trump's presidency in the US, so in the medium term the commercial agreements with Biden will return between Google and Huawei and there will be release an OTA update with all Google Services for all Huawei devices.
Lasuto, 03 Nov 2020Don't worry. That phone is not for you. The sales will be low, yes but that is "low&... moreThanks. I too think the phone will sell like hot chocolate in their home country. It's just here in Europe it will be a hard sell.
I think it sucks because now we only have iPhones and Pixels left to buy. Samsung has ruined everything with their inferior Exynos chips and in 2021 Xiaomi and Oppo will use them too.
So only iPhone for me from now on unless I can get my hands on a dragonsnap Samsung device.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2020For a such small text is shameful to not understand what is written: "Brits are also g... moreYou can say whatever you want but the price should be reduced by at least 50% of the current asking price.
1200€ for Mate 40 pro without proper functionality of Play services? No Thank you!
If one wants great cameras and screen, complete with Play services support in Europe,
just get an Mi 10 ultra at under 750€.
AnonD-966083, 03 Nov 2020Well I'm not versed in economics, marketing and stuff like that. I'm just a normal, ... moreA low price will, after all, sell more phones but asking for €500 would be a bit too much. About €700 sounds reasonable, without the freebies of course
AnonD-966083, 03 Nov 2020Well I'm not versed in economics, marketing and stuff like that. I'm just a normal, ... moreDon't worry. That phone is not for you. The sales will be low, yes but that is "low" Huawei style. They don't even have huge inventory to begin with due to limited chipset available to make the phone, but it will sells all right in their home country.