Huawei has recently introduced its newest flagship smartphone, the Mate 60 Pro, which is now open for pre-orders exclusively in China through Vmall. The 12/512GB model is priced at $960 (converted).
Unfortunately, Huawei has officially confirmed that the Mate 60 Pro will not be launched outside of China.
This announcement, confirmed by Huawei in a statement provided to Android Authority, means that even those open to exploring alternatives beyond Google’s Android ecosystem won’t have access to the Mate 60 Pro. This is disheartening considering that Harmony OS has made significant strides in competing with Android OS.
The standard Huawei Mate 60 was unveiled shortly after the Mate 60 Pro, but it remains unclear whether it will be released in the international market. It’s worth noting that while the Mate 50 Pro and P60 Pro are available in Europe, their standard counterparts are not.
Given this historical pattern, the outlook for a global release of the Mate 60 Pro and standard model seems uncertain.
It was also reported that the Huawei Mate 60 Pro boasts satellite communication capabilities similar to its Samsung and iPhone counterparts. However, this feature is limited to use within China. The flagship phone stands out with its distinctive dual-tone rear panel and a unique triple punch-hole cutout arrangement on the screen, which has garnered mixed reactions.
While Huawei has not officially confirmed the phone’s chipset, it is suspected to be the Kirin 9000S SoC. Users can pair this with up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1 TB of UFS 3.1 storage. Currently, Chinese stores are offering the 12 GB/512 GB variant for $960.