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Dramatic developments at Huawei: The Mate 30 series will not be sold in Central Europe

Multiple insiders have reported that Huawei will not sell the Mate 30 series in Central Europe. (Image source: Huawei)
Multiple insiders have reported that Huawei will not sell the Mate 30 series in Central Europe. (Image source: Huawei)
It seems that the US ban on Huawei may have landed its biggest scalp yet. According to multiple industry insiders, Huawei will not be launching the Mate 30, Mate 30 Lite, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design or Mate 30 Pro in Central Europe, despite unveiling the series in Munich tomorrow. Read on to find out everything we know so far about the matter.

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.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-09-18 (Update: 2019-09-18)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.