The Huawei Mate 30 is due to be launched later this September. Meanwhile, Huawei unveils its P30 Pro with a new design. And the new redesigned P30 Pro comes in a two-tone matte and glossy finish, in either blue or lavender.
Similarly, along with a new design the P30 Pro also comes with pre-installed Android 10, i.e. a new phone with the latest Android OS from Google. It’s a clever workaround to push new Android updates to keep the market up and interested.
However, despite getting a new color job, this phone will still be powered up by the Kirin 980 processor, same as what is present in the current P30 Pro. On the other hand, Huawei also launched its Kirin 990 SoC with a built-in 5G modem which will make its way to the upcoming Mate 30 device. But the Mate 30 device isn’t certified for Google Play Store access and won’t ship with onboard Google apps and services. So, either Huawei will need to look for an interim solution or ship the device without access to Google’s key apps outside of China. Again, things will get clearer when the device gets launched, i.e. on 19th of September.
The White House had banned US companies from doing business with Huawei; the company got a three-month extension in May 2019 that allowed US companies to provide their software updates to its existing devices. This extension time has now been further lengthened till 19th of November but only covers existing devices. And until this ban is on effect, Huawei will need to redesign its existing devices with the latest software updates to keep up European and US markets interested.
A redesigned Huawei P30 Pro seems to be an alluring pass-over from the ban on new Android devices. The phone will sport a beta version of Huawei’s latest EMUI 10 update (based on Android 10). However, Huawei hasn’t talked about its price and availability.