After releasing the flagship P9 smartphone in London last Wednesday, China’s largest smartphone maker, Huawei, announced its price for the Chinese market in Shanghai on Friday.
“The price of an iPhone in China is always much higher than it is in America and Europe, but we will sell Huawei P9 the opposite way. The price in China will be cheaper than in Europe,” said Richard Yu, director and CEO of Huawei’s Consumer BG, at the launch party.
According to Yu, the 3GB internal memory plus 32GB flash memory version of the P9 is priced at RMB 3,188 (USD 492), and the price of the 4GB plus 64GB version is RMB 3,688 (USD 569), much lower than the USD 685 and USD 731 prices set for the European market.
Yu also announced the prices of the two versions of the P9 Plus, an enhanced version of the P9. The 4GB plus 64GB version is priced at RMB 3,988, and the 4GB plus 128GB version is priced at RMB 4,388.
And yes of course Huawei has also released a virtual reality (VR) product, disproving the speculations of Chinese business information platform Huxiu.com on Monday.
Yu introduced Huawei’s first VR headset, mentioning no name, which can be connected to smartphones. The Huawei VR product features phone calling, messaging and WeChat chatting functions while users watch videos with it.
Huawei also announced the prices for the three versions of its smart wearable device the TalkBand B3: RMB 1,499, RMB 1,199 and RMB 999.
The Huawei P9, P9 Plus and TalkBand B3 go on sale online and offline this evening. Huawei did not provide more details about its VR headset.
(Top photo is screenshot from huawei.com)