Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro: Prices and Plans

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Six weeks after announcing the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at IFA, Huawei has finally unveiled its 2018 flagship phones – and pre-orders are already live in Australia.

As with last week’s Google Pixel 3 launch, Huawei’s Mate 20 reveal has been somewhat spoiled by months of online leaks. But if you’ve been eagerly awaiting this year’s release – or you’re just looking for a new, high-end Android device – there’s plenty here to get excited about.

Of course, if you’re just here for the plan and price details, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are available to pre-order from both Vodafone and Optus from today. Use the links below to skip ahead to your provider’s prices and plans.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

As predicted, the Mate 20 Pro features a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, plus 128GB of storage and Huawei’s new, ultra-fast Kirin processor. This means you’ll get a big bright phone screen, plenty of on-board storage (plus compatibility with Nano memory cards up to 256GB), and an impressively speedy performance. The Mate 20 Pro will also run Android 9.0 Pie, feature an on-screen fingerprint sensor, and 6GB of RAM.

The Mate 20 Pro will also include wireless supercharging, but with an added feature: reverse wireless charging. If you have other Qi-compatible devices and accessories, you’ll be able to use your Mate 20 Pro’s 4,200mAh battery to, in turn, charge those devices. Even if you’re not planning to use your phone as an on-the-go charger, you’re still likely to get a full day’s use out of the Mate 20 Pro’s battery life (or several days, if you’re a light user).

Camera-wise, Huawei has continued its partnership with Leica to offer a specially designed triple-lens setup in back. You’ll get a 40-megapixel wide angle lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide angel lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, offering high-quality wide-angle shots as well as surprisingly detailed close-ups. If selfies are more your thing, the Mate 20 Pro’s front-facing camera features a 24-megapixel lens.

In terms of design, Huawei continues the bezel-less trend, although the size and width of its top-screen notch may irritate users who prefer an unimpeded status bar. However, with IP68 dust and water resistance, and an overall sleek design, the Mate 20 Pro is an impressive addition to Huawei’s premium smartphone range.

Huawei Mate 20

If you want something a little cheaper, the Mate 20 is the more affordable alternative to the Pro model. With a 6.53-inch LCD screen, the Mate 20’s display isn’t quite as high-end, but the device does offer much of the same internals as the Pro: a Kirin 980 chipset, 128GB of storage and 6GB ram, and Android 9.0 Pie.

The Huawei Mate 20 includes a similar triple-lens Leica rear camera as the Mate 20 Pro, but with different specifications: the setup includes 12-megapixel, 16-megapixel, and 8-megapixel lenses. Battery size is also smaller (4,000mAh), and reverse wireless charging isn’t included.

 

The Mate 20 will retail at $1,099 upfront, and is available in black. The Mate 20 Pro comes with a $1,599 price tag, and will be be rolled out in both black and midnight blue. Both devices will be available on plans from Vodafone and Optus, as well as to buy unlocked (and SIM-only plan ready) from Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, MobileCiti and Kogan.

Pre-orders for each phone are now live from both Vodafone and Optus, with devices to begin shipping 1 November. Read on for all the Huawei Mate 20 plan and pricing info from each telco.

Vodafone Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Plans

The below table outlines all of Vodafone’s Red and Red Plus postpaid plans, which are available to match with the new Huawei Mate 20 range. The prices don’t include your monthly handset payments. These are featured products from a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$35 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 2GB bonus data
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$45 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10GB bonus data
  • Loyalty Discount available
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

25GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$60 Unlimited SIM Only

  • Unlimited Data*(Capped at 1.5Mbps after 60GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10,000 Qantas Points
  • 20GB bonus max speed data
  • Loyalty Discount available
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $720.00 over 12 month billing period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$80 Unlimited SIM Only

  • Unlimited Data*(Capped at 1.5Mbps after 150GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20,000 Qantas Points
  • 70GB bonus max speed data
  • Loyalty Discount available
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $960.00 over 12 month billing period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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As Vodafone is the only major telco to separate phone repayments from your mobile plan, you have a little more flexibility when it comes to picking your payment term. The Huawei Mate 20 will be available on interest-free payment plans of either 12 months, 24 months, or 36 months; the total cost of the device is the same no matter which option you pick, but your monthly payment will vary.

Vodafone Huawei Mate 20 Plans

Phone payment prices for the 128GB model:

  • 12 months: $91.58 per month (total cost $1,099)
  • 24 months: $45.79 per month (total cost $1,099)
  • 36 months: $30.52 per month (total cost $1,099)

Vodafone Huawei Mate 20 Pro Plans

Phone payment prices for the 128GB model:

  • 12 months: $133.25 per month (total cost $1,599)
  • 24 months: $66.62 per month (total cost $1,599)
  • 36 months: $44.41 per month (total cost $1,599)

The above prices don’t include what you’ll pay each month for your Vodafone plan: you’ll need to add your phone payments to your choice of Vodafone Red or Red Plus plans, featured above, for the total monthly cost.

As an added bonus, customers who pre-order either Mate phone by 31 October will receive a free pair of wireless Huawei earbuds, priced at $199. Mate 20 Pro buyers will also score a complimentary Huawei wireless charger, valued at $149, again by pre-ordering before November.

Optus Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Plans

The table below features the available Optus My Plan Plus options for the Huawei Mate 20 range (not including your phone repayment costs, which are outlined below).

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$45 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • Double Data
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $1080 over 24 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$65 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • Double Data
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $1560 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$85 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • Double Data
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $2040 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$105 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • Double Data
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $2520 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $105Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$125 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • Pre-Order Only Available*

min. cost $3000 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $125Advertised Data^^/billing period
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So far, Optus has only released pricing for the more expensive Mate 20 Pro. Total monthly pricing begins at $75 for both your plan and phone, and the device is only available on a two-year My Plan Plus contract.

Unlike with other big-name phone releases, Optus doesn’t appear to be making the Mate 20 Pro available on its My Plan Flex lease options. So if you’re planning to pay off your phone rather than buy outright, you’ll still need to sign up for a traditional 24-month plan.

Optus Huawei Mate 20 Pro Plans

My Plan Plus prices for the 128GB model:

  • 4GB My Plan Plus: $75 per month ($45 plan + $30 phone payment). Total cost $1,800 over 24 months
  • 20GB My Plan Plus: $85 per month ($65 plan + $20 phone payment). Total cost $2,040 over 24 months
  • 50GB My Plan Plus: $85 per month ($85 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $2,040 over 24 months
  • 200GB My Plan Plus: $105 per month ($105 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $2,520 over 24 months
  • 200GB My Plan Plus: $125 per month ($125 plan + $0 phone payment). Total cost $3,000 over 24 months

Like Vodafone, Optus is throwing in a free pair of Huawei earbuds for pre-orders placed by 31 October, plus a free $149 Huawei wireless charger for Mate 20 Pro owners.

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