Huawei's 'new' P30 Pro ships with Android 10 despite USA trade ban

Credit Fergus Halliday | IDG

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In reference to the imminent launch of the flagship Mate 30 smartphone, Yu said Huawei is working on a way of letting users install Google apps on the non-official version of Android.

In August 2018, Huawei was dealt its first blow when a federal law banning the U.S. government from purchasing the company's infrastructure (as well as other Chinese businesses like ZTE) was put in place.

Through a teaser video posted on Weibo by Huawei a couple of days ago, we learnt that the company also plans on launching the Watch GT 2 smartwatch on the same day, possibly at the same launch event.

That also means the Honor View 30 could be just as powerful as the Mate 30 and Mate X, due to having the same chipset, although it could have less RAM.

Huawei say the Kirin 990 (5G) is the first full-frequency 5G SoC to support both non-standalone and standalone 5G architectures as well as TDD/FDD full frequency bands.

Huawei at IFA 2019 was all about its prowess in chip development and its claimed world-first 5G SOC, and the fastest ever 5G processor - the Kirin 990 5G. Vera is essentially a short form for 5G (V) era.

Qualcomm has tended to supply 5G chips from its most expensive line, Snapdragon 8, but is now looking to add 5G capabilities to its lower-cost Snapdragon 6 and 7 series devices, which could help broaden demand and speed up the roll out of 5G. The Kirin 990 5G is fast by today's standards and a great upgrade for Huawei's upcoming devices in China, but Sag said it'll find itself outpaced by rivals in 2020.

Huawei's Clement Wong, Head of Global Product Marketing recently held a media roundtable here in Malaysia to discuss their HarmonyOS and Kirin 990 chipset. There's now blue and lavender, and the same rear that's glossy at the top and matte at the bottom.

The only difference to the original P30 Pro on the outside is that new design. When Huawei introduced the exclusive Huawei Watch GT, the company was not very communicative regarding the chipset, however, because it now promotes it as a fundamental feature, it is very possible that it will be equipped with the new Kirin A1 proprietary chip. The FreeBuds 3 are available in black and white.

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