The recently released Huawei Mate 30 series is now slowly moving out of China as the company confirms the official launch of this device in Malaysia. The Huawei Mate 3 8GB+128GB is selling for RM 2799 ($668) while the Mate 30 Pro 8GB+256GB comes with an RM 3899 ($931) price tag. From 2 pm today, Malaysian users can book Huawei Mate 30/Pro online. It is available on Courts, Harvey Norman, and SenQ. In addition, Celcom, Digi, Maxis, and U Mobile telecom contract models will soon be available.
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In addition, there is also a couple of gifts for those who make the purchase. Huawei Care comes with an extended one year warranty and six months screen crack warranty. Furthermore, gifts like wireless in-car charger, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal, and a back case are also available.
Nevertheless, this does not take away the fact that the Huawei Mate 30 series does not use Google’s services and apps. The backdoor to install Google apps via LZ Play app no longer works. To make matters worse, already installed Google apps are not working. Although Huawei is willing to invest about $1 billion for developers to work on its “App Gallery”, this will take several years if at all it will be successful.
Potential buyers of this smartphone in Malaysia will have to have this in mind when making the purchase. Using the Mate 30 series in China is perfect but outside China? its a bit of a challenge.