Unveiled a few days ago in Germany, the Huawei P30 Pro "New Edition" officially comes out in France. Marketed at 730 euros, it differs from the original model by a new color and a (very) slightly revised configuration. Good news: it embeds Google services.
Shaken by the US embargo, Huawei can no longer market a new smartphone with Google services. The P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro, therefore, embed in-house technologies, the Huawei Mobile Services and the App Gallery application store. As we recall in our test of the P40 Pro, this solution (although constantly evolving) is not enough to replace the ease of use of Google services. Also, it remains difficult to recommend the latest high-end smartphones from Huawei to the general public.
Visibly aware of the problem, the Chinese giant therefore launches in France the P30 Pro "New Edition" (first unveiled in Germany), a refresh of its high-end of 2019 widely hailed by the critics and darling of the general public. And since it is based on certifications and components dating back to before the American embargo, this P30 Pro "New Edition" can integrate Google services.
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On reading the term "New Edition" we could hope for some major improvements. It is not so. This new version always comes with puce Kirin 980 (still very efficient in 2020), a Full HD + OLED screen (2340 x 1080 pixels) of 6.47 inches and a quadruple photo module 40 + 20 + 8 megapixels as well as a ToF lens. At the front we find the same 32 megapixel sensor. The 4200 mAh battery is compatible with SuperCharge technology (40 W) and fast charging 15 W.
The P30 Pro "New Edition" stands out mainly by his color Silver frost (particularly elegant matt glass) inspired by the P40 Pro. Another novelty: the integration of 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. If this configuration was already offered on the model released last year, this time it is the basic version. The phone runs Android 10 with the EMUI 10.1 software overlay.
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Price and availability
The P30 Pro "New Edition" is already available on the brand's official website for 730 euros. Silver frost is the only color available for this model. As an indication the version "Classic" (6 GB / 128 GB) is available at Fnac in mystical blue and in mystical lavender for 649 euros.