Huawei has confirmed the launch date for its next flagship phone line.
In a short teaser video posted to Twitter, the company says that the upcoming Mate 30 series will be unveiled in Munich, Germany on September 19th. The tagline for the event is “Rethink Possibilities.”
Huawei will indeed have had to rethink the possibilities of its Mate 30 phones — Google toldThe Verge that they won’t be allowed to ship with core Google services on board, as US companies are still banned from doing business with Huawei.
We called the Mate 20 Pro “the best phone America can’t get” last year, but it would have been significantly less jealousy-inducing with that caveat.
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We’re going full circle in Munich on 19.09.2019.
As such, much of the attention at this launch will be focused on how Huawei manages to work around the Google-shaped hole in its software. The company has already been building out its own Play Store alternative, and is reportedly working on a mapping service API for third-party developers. More