Considering how difficult it is to recommend the Mate 30 Pro to the general public without access to Google Mobile Services, Huawei has now confirmed that the device will go on sale in the UK from February 20.
The device is set to go on sale exclusively with Carphone Warehouse for £899. Huawei confirmed that pre-orders are now open for those that are happy to forgo access to the regular suite of Google apps and services.
Despite the original loophole that allowed you to sideload GMS within minutes of being closed, you can still have a fully functional Mate 30 Pro with some solid alternatives to popular Google apps. It’s unclear if there will be any pre-installed, but there are some solid alternatives if you are confident in giving your Google apps the boot — which is still pretty hard.
It’s also worth noting that you can get access to your commonly used apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and more by using the Phone Clone app to transfer all your important data from another smartphone. We have used this with our own Mate 30 Pro review unit to transfer apps in conjunction with the Amazon Appstore.
To entice customers, the Carphone Warehouse is offering those who pre-order the Mate 30 Pro the fantastic Huawei Watch GT 2 — the 46mm Black Sport Edition —and a pair of the noise-canceling FreeBuds 3 in white. The promotion is limited while stocks last, so if you are interested, then you might want to hurry.
Rethink Interaction: A Faster, Safer and More Engaging Experience
The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro features a range of new features that deliver an amazingly smooth and engaging user experience:
EMUI10 operating system featuring a contemporary magazine inspired layout,
Always-On-Display (AOD) where the color of the lock screen changes throughout the day;
Dark Mode brings enhanced legibility making the screen look gentler and more comfortable when night falls;
Intuitive Side-touch Interaction to customize invisible virtual keys for volume adjustment, gaming and camera set-up as well as being ideal for both right and left-handed users;
AI gesture control for contactless screen interaction, whereas AI Auto-Rotate and AI Private View are all designed to improve users experience;
HiCar smart travel for advanced, seamless connectivity between the device and a car’s communication and entertainment system;
Multi-screen Collaboration allows users to transfer data and control multiple screens between Huawei devices;
HUAWEI 3D Face Unlock and In-screen Fingerprint to provide advanced data security and privacy protection with (HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro only);
Memory: 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage
The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro supports Huawei Mobile Services and Huawei AppGallery. The rapidly expanding marketplace for apps, Huawei AppGallery delivers a wide variety of apps users use on a daily basis, including a variety of services for gaming, productivity, and video content.
Colors, Pricing, and Availability
The 6.53-inch HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (RRP £899) will launch in Space Silver exclusively with Carphone Warehouse. Pre-registration will open on 11th February and will launch on 20th February. Customers who purchase a Mate 30 Pro will also receive a bundled HUAWEI Watch GT 2 (46mm Black Sport Edition) and a pair of HUAWEI Freebuds 3 (White) – while stocks last. This promotion is organized and administered by the Carphone Warehouse.