Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G escapes China

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While its 4G sibling has already launched in a few parts of the world, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G has so far been confined to China only. That changed today in the UAE, where the handset got its official introduction for the local market.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G will be up for pre-order in the UAE starting on January 15 for AED 3,899 (approximately $1,061 or €955 at the current exchange rates). It will go on sale at Huawei Experience Stores and select other retailers on January 23.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G escapes China

If you pre-order on January 15 you’ll get a bunch of freebies worth AED 1,829 ($497 or €448), including a SuperCharge wireless car charger, a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal, and VIP services included.

The Mate 30 Pro 5G supports both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks, and like its 4G sibling runs EMUI 10 based on open source Android 10. It has no Google Mobile Services or apps, instead using the Chinese company’s in-house developed Huawei Mobile Services, as a consequence of the United States Government’s ban on American companies doing business with Huawei.

Now that it’s left China, perhaps the Mate 30 Pro 5G will make it to other countries and territories as well in the near future.


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