The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have landed in Europe

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have landed in Europe. (Image source: Quickmobile)
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have landed in Europe. (Image source: Quickmobile)
Launched first in Malaysia, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have now arrived in Europe, albeit with limited coverage. The retailer promises to deliver 128 GB and 256 GB SKUs of both devices within a week, although it remains unclear whether these are official EU models or import models.

Despite the lack of Google services out of the box, one European retailer has taken the risk and listed the Mate 30 series for sale. The decision to do so predates, and so likely separate to, a New York Times article claiming that the Trump administration will grant some licenses for US companies to trade with Huawei.

Currently, we can only find Quickmobile, a Romanian retailer, offering the Mate 30 series within Europe. The retailer also only ships to addresses within Romania at the time of writing, if you were thinking of buying a handset from another EU member state or elsewhere.

Quickmobile is selling the 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the Mate 30 Pro for 5,499.90 Lei (~US$1,277) and 4,999.90 Lei (~US$1,161) respectively, but these are both 4G models. Incidentally, the retailer is currently not offering a 5G model. By contrast, the Mate 30 costs 3,599.90 Lei (~US$836) for the 128 GB and 6 GB of RAM model, with another 2 GB of RAM costing an additional 200 Lei (~US$46). Please note that these currency conversions include Romanian sales taxes, so they do not necessarily reflect what the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro would cost in the US if Huawei ever sells them there.

Quickmobile is offering seven days delivery on all Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro SKUs too. We suspect that these are import rather than EU devices though, as Huawei currently makes no mention of the series being available to purchase anywhere on its European websites. (Mate 20 Pro on sale now at Amazon)

Would you be tempted to buy the Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro despite its lack of Google services? Let us know in the comments.


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Alex Alderson, 2019-10-13 (Update: 2019-10-14)
Alex Alderson
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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.