Chinese Price For Ascend P7 Price Confirmed Lower Than Elsewhere


After Huawei’s reveal, we know pretty much everything there is to know about the Ascend P7. The device’s look, specs and rough release date have all been revealed. While we thought we knew its price, it turns out the Ascend P7 will be sold for quite a bit cheaper than what Huawei is trying to sell if for overseas.

While Huawei’s reported international price is €449 (3893 RMB, $625) was announced at the device’s reveal, it appears that the device will go for quite a bit cheaper than that. The Ascend P7 is available for presale on JD.com for 2888 RMB ($463, €330) more than a thousand yuan less than its international price.

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There are several factors for why this might be. Number one is lowered costs for Huawei. Selling something that you produce in the country has certain advantages, drastically lowered shipping costs and avoiding any tariffs.

Another reason for Huawei’s variant in price may be due to increased competition from the start. Since the OnePlus One has arguably better specs in  and a much lower price point, it appears other companies have had to adjust accordingly. There isn’t a cell phone price war in many other countries like there is in China. How could Huawei pretend like the Ascend P7 is worth the same as three and some change worth of the OnePlus’ One phone.

They may also be trying to fall more in line with the financial abilities of their customer base.

Preorders for the Ascend P7 start in a matter of course.

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14 Comments

  1. Freeje
    May 8, 2014

    Yeah, if you know how it is in China when you’re a foreigner they charge you more.

    • Qidamin
      May 8, 2014

      Ahaha, don’t you think a French shop owner will not try to charge more a Chinese tourist?

  2. Qidamin
    May 8, 2014

    Not to mention taxes surely, increasing the price.

  3. realjjj
    May 8, 2014

    The price difference is mostly VAT, EU rates are mostly between 20 and 25%.

  4. Allanitomwesh
    May 8, 2014

    And that’s why Ascend P6 didn’t fly off shelves like Y300 locally. People expected a reasonable price from huawei only they notched it like so.

  5. Guest
    May 9, 2014

    Yeah, if you know how it is in China when you’re a foreigner they charge you more.

    • Qidamin
      May 9, 2014

      Ahaha, don’t you think a French shop owner will not try to charge more a Chinese tourist?

  6. Qidamin
    May 9, 2014

    Not to mention taxes surely, increasing the price.

  7. realjjj
    May 9, 2014

    The price difference is mostly VAT, EU rates are mostly between 20 and 25%.

  8. Allanitomwesh
    May 9, 2014

    And that’s why Ascend P6 didn’t fly off shelves like Y300 locally. People expected a reasonable price from huawei only they notched it like so.

  9. khkw
    May 12, 2014

    But will the Chinese version have google play? I bought a Lenovo 7″ tablet a while back — it was cheaper here in China and it had 3G in it too. Good deal I thought, but because it didn’t have google play! The US and European ones do. I still can’t find a rom for it to reflash it with a non-China version.

    I don’t want to have to jump through hoops just to install some apps that I need. I know you can find apk files all over the place, but there are many “official” apps that only appear in playstore.

    • May 12, 2014

      As long as Google service are still in there it will be easy to add Google Play

  10. Guest
    May 12, 2014

    But will the Chinese version have google play? I bought a Lenovo 7″ tablet a while back — it was cheaper here in China and it had 3G in it too. Good deal I thought, but because it didn’t have google play! The US and European ones do. I still can’t find a rom for it to reflash it with a non-China version.

    I don’t want to have to jump through hoops just to install some apps that I need. I know you can find apk files all over the place, but there are many “official” apps that only appear in playstore.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 12, 2014

      As long as Google service are still in there it will be easy to add Google Play