Huawei has been navigating turbulent waters in the smartphone business following the over-reported ban from the U.S. Government from using American products. This, we will remind you again, forced the Chinese phone maker to look for other options, which it has, or is the process of doing so.
To that end, some of the company’s popular and powerful devices have since been launched without Google apps, and to the most part, they have not done very well in markets outside China for obvious reasons. The announcement of these devices was marked first by the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro that are to loved dearly by the tech community.
The same development was explored for the P40 series, and the trend has even trickled down to budget devices such as the recently launched Y7p that is available for purchase in Kenya. The devices are excellent because Huawei has grown to nail design and overall presentation of smartphones.
Not to let people who want a high-end device from Huawei down, and still enjoy Google services and products, Huawei has launched the P30 Pro New Edition, which is now here with a new colour.
Worth noting is that this is a re-release because the P30 Pro is Huawei’s flagship from 2019. The New Edition moniker is an approach that the company has been using to load Google apps in the handheld.
Besides its Silver Frost paint job, the P30 Pro New Edition is the same as the normal P30 Pro. It also comes with older colours, black, and Aurora. Also, users will only get one memory configuration: 256 GB.
To refresh your memory, the device is equipped with a 6.47” OLED screen, the powerful 980 Kirin chipset, 8 GB RAM, and four main shooters with a 5X optical zoom snapper.
It is juiced by a 4200 mAh cell. All these are decent specs even for 2020 – although the company has a new chip, the 990 Kirin with 5G support seen in the likes of the P40 line.
The smartphone will be launched in Europe at about KES 80,000.
A Kenya launch has not been revealed, although it is possible it’ll make its way here.