Huawei announces the launch and pricing of Pura 70 in South Africa

Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, has announced the immediate launch of its latest flagship smartphone series, the Pura 70, in South Africa. This marks the successor to the popular P series, some of whose models never reached South African shores due to US sanctions imposed on Huawei. These sanctions restricted access to Google Mobile Services, including the Play Store, on prior Huawei devices.

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Carrying forward the P series’ legacy of exceptional camera capabilities, the Pura 70 series boasts a powerful Chinese-made system-on-chip. This shift in chip supplier comes after the US ban on Huawei’s purchase of high-end silicon components from American vendors like Qualcomm.

South African consumers can choose between purchasing the Pura 70 series directly from Huawei or through local mobile network operators with contract options.  The price breakdown starts at R19,999 for the base model and goes up to R34,999 for the top-of-the-line Pura 70 Ultra. This premium model offers a generous 512GB storage capacity paired with a hefty 16GB of RAM. As an additional incentive, Huawei is including a complimentary MatePad SE tablet with all Pura 70 purchases.