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The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will launch September 19 in Munich

What you need to know

  • The Huawei Mate 30 and 30 Pro will launch on September 19
  • The launch event will be in Munich.
  • It's still unclear whether the Mate 30 series will launch with Android.

We already know quite a bit about the Huawei Mate 30 series, including its design and circular camera arrangement. We've heard reports that it hasn't been cleared to launch with Google services, which could spell doom for its distribution outside of China. But Huawei has decided to go ahead with the launch amidst the uncertainty, tweeting on September 1 that it will be unveiled on September 19 in Munich, Germany.

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Whether it launches with Android, the flagship Mate 30 Pro have four rear cameras, likely building on the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro's legacy, as well as a brand new 7nm Kirin 990 chip, which will be officially unveiled during IFA 2019. We're also expecting super-fast charging, likely higher than the 40W SuperCharge launched with the P30 Pro earlier this year.

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

6 Comments
  • I don't still don't see how this is going to work for them. They'll delay the release until Android is available.
  • Without Google Play, Maps and the rest?
  • In US, no they are chance-less without Googles services.
    In Europe, perhaps, it will vary how much of Googles services have been integrated in different countries and how essential they are perceived.
    In the rest of the world, Asia, Africa and South America, most probably as the American services (Google included) are not as integrated and dominant as we in the west believe. In China it will be a no-brainier as the Google and most other American services already are banned.
    I guess the launch event in Munich is in many way a feeler event where Huawei tryout what countries in Europe that will work and what countries will not.
  • It will be possible to install all services you want, it is just a small work around tbh, had similar experience with a china phone where i installed play services and boom works with everything from google and playstore.
  • Will consumers purchase this phone on the if come? What works & what doesn't? I really don't believe they will take that chance in the west. This phone won't come cheap!
  • Can't you just sideload the GApps like what I do with my Xiaomi CN ROM phones?