The US government barred Huawei and ZTE last year from doing any business with US-based firms. This was a massive blow to the companies as they were stopped from launching new phones with GMS (Google Mobile Services) and supply network equipment to US network carriers. Huawei had hoped that the ban would be lifted sometime this year, but that won’t happen until at least mid-2021.
Huawei is going through a very tough phase due to trade sanctions from the US, and its hopes of becoming the world’s biggest smartphone brand have been dashed. However, the company is still trying all it can. It launched a new version of the P30 Pro today, and it is called Huawei P30 Pro New Edition. It has access to Google services.
Huawei has pulled the wraps from its latest 5G offering the Huawei MatePad Pro. The original MatePad Pro was released last year in China. However, the global variant comes with support for 5G and will stack up against the likes of Apple iPad Pro.
Huawei has unveiled its second-generation foldable smartphone, the Mate Xs, even though the MWC 2020 was canceled. The new phone brings improvements to the processor, the build, and the foldable screen itself. The company has announced its pricing and color variants as well.
Amidst the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Huawei lost access to the Google Play Store. The move is said to have affected Huawei’s sales in international markets like Europe. The company has reportedly teamed with Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo to come up with their respective app stores. The partnership will be called Global Developer Service Alliance.
Thanks to Evleaks we now have a fair idea of how Huawei’s next flagship would look like. Evan Blass says that the phone pictured above is P40 Pro and it will come with ceramic construction. Also noticeable is the curved glass on the front and at the back.
Since early this year, Huawei and Trump have been waging war against one another. The U.S had placed a ban on Huawei and forbade the company from involving in any trade activities with American companies. Google followed suit and barred Huawei from having access to Google services. This was soon followed by an extension of 90 days allowing Huawei to procure material from U.S suppliers.
The United States government is unlikely to extend the temporary waiver to Huawei which would prohibit US companies to indulge in trade with it.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is easily the most controversial smartphone in the market right now. The U.S.-China trade war means the phone is not going to ship with Google apps pre-loaded which is a shame. But there’s no denying the fact that the phone is a camera monster and its DxOMark’s ranking proves just that.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro Announced with 6.53-inch Horizon Display, Dual 40MP Camera, 7680fps Slow Motion Video Recording, More
Huawei today announced its flagship Mate 30 series that will take on the likes of the Galaxy Note 10+ and the iPhone 11 Pro. Huawei phones have become a spec monster over the last couple of years and the Mate 30 Pro perfectly highlights that.