Dramatic developments at Huawei: The Mate 30 series will not be sold in Central Europe
The ongoing dispute between Huawei and the US has loomed over the run-up to the Mate 30 series, with it recently coming to light that none of the devices will ship with Google services. While the Mate 30 Pro still remains one of the most anticipated flagships to be announced this Fall, there are indications that it may never come to market in Central Europe. While Huawei is yet to officially comment on the matter, several industry insiders have informed Dutch website LetsGoDigital that the Chinese company will refrain from selling its latest flagship series in the EU.
Apparently, executives at Huawei have concluded that selling smartphones without Google services would be practically useless in Europe, since they are ubiquitous with Android devices, unlike in China. Moreover, LetsGoDigital reports that Huawei will not be distributing test samples to the press attending the event in Munich tomorrow either. However, the website also claims that Huawei separates the EU into Central Europe and Eastern Europe, with the latter not yet ruled out as a viable market for the Mate 30 series.
We will have to wait until 14:00 CEST tomorrow to see whether this rumour is accurate, the live stream for which you can watch below. If true, then we doubt that Huawei would bring the Mate 30 series to North America too, which would compound any loss in sales.