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An avalanche of Huawei Mate 30 leaks hit the web this week

Huawei's upcoming Mate 30 line is just around the corner, and while the inclusion of Google apps is still a question, an avalanche of leaks over the last two days has answered plenty of others. Following the pile of official-looking renders dug up by Evan Blass, specs have started to leak and hands-on photos have been posted to Chinese social platform Weibo. Most notably, the leaks peg the Mate 30 Pro as having a slightly insane 7680 FPS camera.

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[Update: Detailed timeline] Huawei announces EMUI 10 based on Android Q, P30 series getting beta on September 8

Right after announcing its very own mobile operating system HarmonyOS during its developer conference, Huawei quickly followed up by showing its continued commitment to Android. The company unveiled the latest iteration of EMUI, number 10.0, based on Android Q. A beta version of it is coming to the Huawei P30 series on September 8, which further confirms what we were already expecting: Google is most likely launching the stable release of Android 10 Q at around the same date.

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The 'new' Huawei P30 Pro comes with Android 10 and a fresh two-tone design

During IFA 2019 in Berlin, Huawei didn't only launch brand new products and devices such as the Kirin 990 5G chipset; it also introduced a new take on its successful zoom camera phone, the P30 Pro. Along with a redesigned back that now sports a two-tone matte and mirrored glass design, the device is also Huawei's first to feature Android 10. However, this re-release doesn't have anything to do with the impending US trade ban. Instead, Huawei tells us that it had planned the new color options for quite some time.

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[Update: Mate X, too] Huawei Mate 30 may be forced to launch without Google apps and services

According to a report published today by Reuters, Huawei's upcoming Mate 30 series of phones may have to eschew Google's apps as a result of the trade ban imposed by the U.S. government. While the phone should still be able to run Android, given the free and open availability of the software, deeper integration with Google's apps and services like the Play Store and YouTube will be missing if an exemption can't be secured.

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The new Kirin 990 5G chipset will power the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Today at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Huawei has unveiled its next-generation silicon that will power its upcoming mobile products. The Kirin 990 5G is the world's first flagship 5G SoC and it will debut in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro — a product that likely won't ship with access to Google apps. A non-5G Kirin 990 will also come to other Huawei and Honor phones.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders show no volume buttons and seven cameras: three front-facing and four rear

Renders of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro based on leaked CAD files have been published by Pricebaba, courtesy of @OnLeaks. While commentary accompanying the images admits that some of the details are uncertain, due to a "tricky CAD," the renders reveal a step up in the camera department, with the Mate 30 housing a total of seven: Four in a circular arrangement on the back, and three front-facing inside the notch. Volume buttons are also curiously missing, corroborating an earlier claim that the phone will use a "sliding" touch-sensitive area instead.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 leaks with thinner design, new mic and speaker, still no Wear OS

Noted leaker Roland Quandt published a series of photos over at WinFuture today, showing off a refresh of the Huawei Watch GT — alleged to go by the immensely creative name "Huawei Watch GT 2." The design is strikingly reminiscent of the original, though it appears to have smaller bezels, a slightly bigger display, slimmer design, a larger battery, and both an integrated speaker and microphone. It also won't be running Android Wear, like the previous model.

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Huawei will announce the Mate 30 on September 19th

Huawei is forging onward with its next phone launch, with or without Google support. Huawei has announced on Twitter that it will unveil the Mate 30 on September 19th in Munich. The announcement also makes some "circular" promises.

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What it's like to spend four days with Huawei in the world's smartphone capital

They weren’t letting cars in anymore — we’d have to take the crowded train, get off at the next station, and make our way to the hired driver. This was the greeting I received when I stepped off my flight in Hong Kong on a Monday night, as a fourth day of protests at the city’s international airport reached a breaking point. It was a little surreal. I walked past chanting (but exceedingly polite) protestors clad in black, most of their faces concealed by gas masks or bandanas, stocked with plenty of literature about their city and their concerns about its future.

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Huawei gets another 90-day reprieve from the U.S. trade ban

Huawei is being given another 90-day reprieve by the U.S. government, following the Temporary General License (TGL) issued back in May. That provides the company with three more months to continue purchasing goods from U.S. companies. While this extension might sound like a step towards dropping the Entity List import/export ban for good, the government is clear that the extra few months are merely meant to "afford consumers across America the necessary time to transition away from Huawei equipment."

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