As expected, the chinese manufacturer has not stood idly by, and we already know the beginning of their transition to… what HarmonyOS?

Huawei, yesterday presented the new series of smartphones Huawei Mate 30, his second great  launch of the year after the Huawei P30, but the first after the earthquake generated by the administration Trump in his particular trade war with China.

The expectation was maximum in Munich the entire time that the chinese manufacturer already confirmed that it was considering several alternatives to put in place a plan B. let us Recall that the inclusion of Huawei in the Entity List american prohibits any organization with headquarters in the united States any kind of commercial exchange with china, a decision that has a direct impact on its relationship with Google to not be able to make use of any Google Mobile Services: Android, Gmail, Maps, Drive…

it is Also important to remember that all mobile devices Huawei acquired or those that are in stock to date are exempt from this prohibition, so that they will not be affected by the veto and will enjoy the updates of software and security relevant.

But the thing changes with the future mobile company, as is the case of the new series Huawei Mate 30. Be the first to use the Open-Source version of Android, one that can be used by any manufacturer to be free access. Huawei the will combine with its layer of customization EMUI 10 and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), so that the user experience will vary little with respect to the current.

This variation consists in the impossibility of including by default the previously discussed apps from Google (and others such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter…), but the message of the manufacturer is clear: they Are working very hard for that, at the time of the staging of the new handsets, the users are able to find an alternative path to be able to download and use the full range of applications.

it is not Yet clear what method will be used, but yes, it is official that the app store of Huawei, App Gallery, you will experience a strong impulse to the entire ecosystem of developers and partners to publish their apps on this platform. In particular, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Mobile, announced during the last block of the event yesterday that the company will invest no less than 1,000 million dollars to encourage the adoption of HMS, both at the level of marketing as the development and growth of the number of users. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 apps available in the App Gallery, a figure much lower than that offered by Google Play Store, but the goal of Huawei is to expand it with this strong investment.

Richard Yu, during the presentation of the new family, Huawei Mate 30 in Munich

that Said, the manufacturer wants to make it clear that their first choice remains the platform of Google but could not sit idly by endangering its main  business, the sale of smartphones. The problem is that HarmonyOSadvertised as the operating system for mobile devices and IoT, will not be ready for the Huawei Mate 30 Series, which will initially be used as a base Android Open Source and EMUI 10. Still more, the Huawei does not rule out return to Android-10 and Google Mobile Services in the event of the government of the united States cross out the manufacturer from the list, something very feasible if both countries close positions in commercial disputes and reach an agreement. This could in fact occur even before the end of the year, coinciding with the arrival on the market of Huawei Mate 30, originally scheduled for “October or November”.

The new family Huawei Mate 30

Focusing now on the devices announced, what is certain is that the new family promises to become the most powerful in the competitive world of smarphones. Initially arrive in three models: Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Huawei Mate 30 the Pro 5G, as well as a fourth for the luxury market, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro Porsche Edition.

they will All governed by the SoC Kirin 990, recently announced at IFA Berlin, the first manufacturer with the chip 5G integrated in the pill, which will affect directly in a higher yield and reduction of energy consumption. On the whole, improves the performance of its predecessor (Kirin 980) at a 23% level of CPU computation, 39% for graphics, and a spectacular 460% in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Meanwhile, improving energy efficiency 23% CPU, 32% on the GPU and the 290% in NPU, the unit of neural processing for the task of AI.

remarkable Is the screen of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, of 6,53 inches with technology Horizon Display, where the side edges of the panel Flex OLED is bent to allow a vision of 90 degrees, unique in the market today.

The battery is implemented in this model reaches up to 4.500 mAh, which extends their autonomy to the most of 9 hours making an intensive use of the terminal.

For its part, the photography section has been considerably improved to match it with the features already offered by the Huawei P30 Pro launched in March this year: A 4 camera system (Ultra- Wide Cinema with 40MP sensor, 40MP SuperSensing Wide, 8MP Telephoto and 3D Depth Sensing.The result of this combination and Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence algorithms allow to obtain ISO values ​​of 409600, 3X optical zoom, digital zoom of 30x, professional portrait mode and dual image stabilization (optical and digital).

In the video section, Huawei has achieved unique values ​​in the market: 4K recording at 60fps, ISO 51200, super slow motion at 7680 fps (comparable with professional systems), Time Lapse at 4K HDR + or Bokeh effect in time real.

Prices and availability

Next, the sales prices in the different configurations. As we anticipated, date of availability in European markets has not yet been confirmed, but it will be between October and November:

  • Huawei Mate 30 with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage: € 799
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro with 8GB and 128GB: € 1,099
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G with 8GB and 256GB: € 1,199

Likewise, Huawei announced new smartwatches, headphones and its Smart TV:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2: Starting at € 229, available in October
  • Huawei FreeBuds 3: € 179, available in October
  • Huawei Vision: price and launch yet to be confirmed