Owners of Huawei’s popular P20 Pro face a huge dilemma right now.
The award-winning phone has taken a huge hit in recent weeks with trade-in prices crashing to a shocking new low.
In fact, one website is offering just £50 for this phone which is over £700 less than its original cost.
The shock drop appears to be mainly due to the news that Google is being forced to ban Huawei from using its popular Android operating system.
This means that it’s unlikely the P20 Pro will get any future updates from Google including access to the new Android Q operating system.
With fans hearing this news it seems many have rushed to offload their P20 Pros.
Trade-in site musicMagpie recently confirmed to Express.co.uk that it has seen things increase by 154 per cent following the news that Huawei’s use of Android is being restricted by Google
“The trade-in value of the Huawei P20 Pro has dropped dramatically this week following Google’s announcement,” said Jon Miller, MD of Electronics at MusicMagpie.
“Although the company’s statement is clear that all current handsets will retain their access to the Play Store and customers will continue to be able to update their apps, consumer confidence has disappeared and right now, there is a lot of uncertainty in the market.”
This is clearly bad news for P20 Pro owners but if you are thinking of getting rid of your P20 Pro it’s worth shopping around for the best deal.
Numerous sites are offering very different values for the phone with prices varying from £50 to £120.
For example, giffgaff is currently listing the P20 Pro value at £50 but SellPhones.co.uk has a top price of £120 for this phone.
It’s also worth considering eBay as the auction site can command a higher price from people bidding for the device.
With prices so low for the P20 Pro, it’s also worth thinking about keeping the phone.
This Huawei flagship was regarded as one of the best call makers of 2018 and it continues to offer some of the best specs on the market.
The Chinese firm has announced that, despite the ban, it will continue to push out its own updates to keep these devices safe and secure.
In response to the news, Huawei said: “Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world.
“As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.
“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.
“We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”