There's a shiny new Huawei device coming out next month that will arrive with an extremely exciting feature for fans of the brand. The P30 Pro New Edition will go on sale in the UK from June 1st and, unlike all other devices launched by Huawei in the past 12 months, it is fully equipped with Google applications and services.
Yes, you read that correctly – P30 Pro New Edition ships with Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps and the important Google Play Store for almost every other app, movie, song or e-book you want to enjoy on your phone.
Due to the ongoing commercial ban in the U.S., all new devices launched by Huawei, including the latest P40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro, cannot be shipped with Google apps or services and must use the open source version of Android – no the only one developed by Google and available on the OnePlus 8 Pro and Pixel 4 models, for example. But the P30 Pro New Edition circumvents the ban because it is a reboot of an old phone launched before the U.S. commercial ban.
So, what is the main difference between the older P30 and the New Edition?
Most of the main specs remain almost the same, with the New Edition receiving the P30 Pro's 6.47-inch Dewdrop OLED screen, the impressive square rear camera with Leica engine and the fast Kirin 980 processor.
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However, this latest device has a unique Silver Frost color scheme and there are now 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM as standard. Other features include built-in fingerprint, waterproof design and large 4,200 mAh battery, which can charge quickly from zero to 70% in just 30 minutes.
If those specs look interesting, the Huawei P30 Pro New Edition will be released in the UK from June 3 and will only be available in Silver Frost. You can buy it at the Huawei Store and at selected operators and retailers for £ 699.
The Huawei P30 Pro New Edition also comes with a free Huawei Watch GT2e, when purchased until June 30, 2020 inclusive. It is worth noting that many retailers are selling the P30 Pro 2019 for 599 GBP, which is cheaper than this new model so you need to decide whether this new bright color and the increase in storage are worth paying that extra money.
There is one final thing to keep in mind, as if you want the ultimate hardware upgrade, the new P40 Pro is hard to beat. This device gets an improved 90Hz screen, a better camera with 50X zoom and a faster Kirin 990 processor, which also offers access to 5G data speeds.
The P40 Pro costs £ 899 and, of course, there is no access to Google applications.
Want to know more? You can read our full review of the P40 Pro here.