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As expected, Huawei launched the Mate 30 and flagship Mate 30 Pro smartphone today. But Huawei officials confirm the new handsets will ship without Google apps. The phones will run on an open-sourced version of Android and receive no support from Google.

The Mate 30 Pro has »

  • Kirin 990 chipset
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB storage
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 32MP front camera
  • Three rear cameras
    • 40MP, f/1.6 wide
    • 40MP, f/1.8 ultra wide
    • 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto
  • 27 watt wireless charging

The new Huawei smartphones will not come with pre-installed Google-licensed apps like Maps, Gmail, or YouTube.

Huawei is not able to license Android due to restrictions imposed by the Trump Administration on the Chinese firm.

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