Irrespective of the friction going on, between the US government and Huawei, the tech giant Huawei is, set to release the long-awaited Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones, today, in Germany.
Although, Huawei has not, officially, communicated the exact time that, the smartphone will go on sale, across the world, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, are scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
It has, also, been confirmed that, due to the tussle, between the US government and the tech giant Huawei, the Mate 30 series, will not be shipped with “licensed Google apps and services”, but according to reports, the company has started building its own Play Store alternative and mapping service API, for third-party developers.
It will not be available in the US and some parts of Europe, for obvious reasons, but it is expected to be an instant hit, in Africa, Asia and South America.
“If the Mate 30 does release, without access to key Google apps, like Maps and YouTube, it will struggle to sell, in any meaningful volumes, across Europe”, observed Kantar, Dominic Sunnebo, Director of Consumer Insights, at Kantar, to TechRadar.
“Google apps are bread and butter, for the majority of users and not having access is, a risk, few will be willing to take”, he further stated.
Suunebo continued by saying that, Huawei has the scale and expertise, to bring out, an operating system, capable of competing with Android, from an interface and efficiency point of view, but without key Google apps, it will not be a viable solution in Europe.
It has been rumored that, the Mate 30 and 30 Pro, will come with Kirin 990 processor, 6.7-inch screen, touch-sensitive sides that will play the role of the volume buttons, 4x rear cameras, (including ToF depth camera), 3.5mm headphone port, 3x front cameras, (including 3D face scanner?), 4500mAh battery, ‘Waterfall’ screen with notch, 55W wired charging, 5G ready, etc.
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