Rumor | Huawei Honor V30 to arrive in Europe next week with HMS instead of Google Services
Rumors, and a post on Honor's official Twitter account, indicate that a host of Huawei devices--including the V30--could launch in Europe after February 24th. These handsets are expected to feature HMS, Huawei's own service suite, instead of Google services.
Huawei is the world's second-largest manufacturer of smartphones, ahead of Apple and right behind Samsung. In recent months, however, the US-China trade war and a spat with Google have raised questions about the sustainability of their smartphone sales in international markets.
The Google service suite including Gmail, YouTube, Maps, the Play Store, and other apps delivers critical day-to-day functionality to many Android users. It's still up in the air as to whether or not Huawei's HMS service suite will deliver comparable functionality. Moreover, security and privacy-related issues may make for few takers in markets outside China.
Barring issues with software and services, the V30 is an excellent midrange device. While compromises have been made-such as the use of an FHD+ LCD panel-it is the cheapest, by far, to feature Huawei's Kirin 990 chipset, which delivers performance on par with the Snapdragon 855.