Mate 30: presentation on September 19, but under which OS?

Mate 30: presentation on September 19, but under which OS?

The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will be presented on September 19, 2019, Huawei has just confirmed. Two new smartphones that will be banned from Android and Google services, but never mind, Huawei is still attacking.

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Confirmed via a post on Twitter, the date of presentation of Huawei’s phablets was mentioned a few months ago. A video accompanies the tweet. She presents what appears to be the rear camera, a circular device this year. It would be made up of four sensors and signed Leica.

A novelty for Huawei which had already inaugurated a triple square sensor on its Mate 20 in 2018. This year, it will be followed by OnePlus and its 7T, according to the latest information. Apple and Google would rather opt for a square photo module, but just as impressive. Huawei’s fourth sensor would add 4K video capture at 60 frames / second, a first for the Chinese brand.

Inside, the Mate 30 would present a configuration based on Kirin 990. This processor designed by Huawei should be 5G compatible. Engraved in 7 nm, it would probably offer performance at least as good as the Snapdragon 855. Its presentation is expected this week on the occasion of the IFA Berlin.

Out of Android…

Besides these beautiful specifications, Huawei will especially have to deal with its ban on Android, as indicated by the decree recently promulgated by Donald Trump. Huawei does have a homemade operating system, HarmonyOS. However, this alternative is not yet ready and does not yet have any application store. In addition, even if a store was available, it could not accommodate companies like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, all of which are based in the United States and therefore fall under the aforementioned decree.

The Mate 30 would therefore probably be launched under AOSP, the open source version of Android. Without store, it would however oblige the users to install by hand the Google Play Store via an apk. Answer on September 19.