The headlines and details concerning the Trump administration's blacklisting of Huawei have come in fast and furious over the past week. It just never got even into the hands of influencers and testers but we can probably presume Huawei saw it would also experience the same issues. It is indeed a clever way for Huawei to launch a new device with Google's latest Android operating system.
A few days after taking the wraps off of the Kirin 990 SoC at the IFA 2019 tech show in Berlin, Huawei has confirmed via a Weibo post that the Honor Vera30 (V30-series) will be the first Honor-branded smartphone (s) to ship with the new chipset. While it'll be easy to introduce Harmony phones in China, Huawei will have nearly an impossible task convincing Android users to switch from Google apps to third-party alternatives.
Walter Ji, President of Huawei's Western Europe Consumer Business Group said, "The P30 Series has been hugely popular in Europe so we wanted to refresh the range and appeal to new audiences".
To its credit, the Mate X didn't undergo the same criticism and problems that Samsung's Galaxy Fold did.
Huawei, less than two weeks from revealing the Mate 30 series, has updated its P30 Pro flagship with two new colour options. First-party Google apps like Google Maps and Gmail would not be available but it's expected Gmail accounts could still be accessed through an alternative email client, similar to how other Android and iOS devices work.
This wouldn't be the first time a manufacturer tasked users with installing Google services instead of offering pre-installed support. We expecting a bigger battery, integrated speakers and a microphone with easy controls.
In both case, we are going to know all concerning the Huawei Mate 30 collection when the corporate lifts the veil of secrecy on September 19th in Munich, Germany. If and when the United States stops suspending the sanctions that come with Huawei being put on its entity list, Google will be barred from entering into further licensing agreements with Huawei. However, Huawei's relationship with ARM is uncertain as the U.S. has imposed sanctions on the company.