Huawei’s Mate 30 launch has been awaited for any time later this month and meanwhile, the company has revealed a “new” redesigned P30 Pro. Different from the existing P30 Pro, the new one comes in a two-tone matte and glossy finish which could be either blue or lavender.
Undoubtedly, the design is new, but this P30 Pro also has Android 10 preinstalled. It is indeed a clever way for Huawei to launch a new device with Google’s latest Android operating system.
Similar to the existing P30 Pro, the new color options have Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor within it. Huawei has reportedly, also launched its latest Kirin 990 chip with a built-in 5G modem.
According to The Verge, this processor will power the new Mate 30 when it’s unveiled later this month, and it’s certainly going to be an interesting launch to watch.
Google revealed last month that Huawei’s Mate 30 has been deprived of Google’s apps and services on board, which denotes that the device lacks on being certified for Google Play Store access. That leaves Huawei in the position of having to ship the Mate 30 without access to Google’s key apps outside of China.
The White House previously banned US companies (like Google) from doing business with Huawei, and the phone maker was provided a three-month extension from the US Commerce Department back in May to provide software updates to existing devices.
This was extended again to November 19th, but again only covering existing handsets. It looks like until the ban is fully resolved, Huawei will be left having to cleverly redesign existing devices with the latest software updates to keep up like markets that still have Google Play access.
Huawei might have got this modest redesign for the P30 Pro in functioning after a few work hours, but the timing indicates that it’s an interesting workaround for the ban on new Android devices. Huawei lacked on giving any exact pricing or availability for this updated P30 Pro, but the company has uncovered its latest EMUI10 update (based on Android 10) and it will be available in beta later this month.