Huawei’s P30 Pro — the smartphone so good that Huawei released it twice. Sound about right? That’s just what Huawei is doing with a second release of the handset, known as the P30 Pro New Edition, heading to market soon.
The reasons for it should be obvious. The P30 Pro was one heck of a smartphone, but it’s got the dubious distinction of being the last Huawei smartphone released (for a while, at least) with Google’s Mobile Services installed. The phone first launched in March last year, was re-released in September (with a new colour scheme) and is being launched again, now. With… you guessed it, yet another colour. The P30 Pro New Edition is now available in Silver.
Other than that, it’s the same as the original flagship from more than a year ago. Any hardware changes or upgrades mean that Huawei can’t actually ship the device with Google’s services still intact but it looks like there’s still a demand for the phone. Folks don’t seem especially keen on Huawei’s own HMS solution. At least, not yet.
If you want one, you’ll have to move to Germany. That’s the only country with a confirmed release of the ‘updated’ phone. There will be other countries getting the re-re-release, according to Android Authority, but who, where, and when… those are questions that will be answered later.