During the Huawei Malaysia Ecosystem Conference 2019 held in Kuala Lumpur today, Huawei has took the chance to announce their latest Mate 30 series in Malaysia. This makes Malaysia the first country to launch the Mate 30 series after China.
What are the available Mate 30 & Mate 30 Pro models?
Unlike the Chinese market, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is available only in one memory configuration in Malaysia. The Huawei Mate 30 will be available in the 8GB+128GB model which will come with a price tag of RM 2,799 (US$669).
The Mate 30 Pro on the other hand, will has the 8GB+256GB model which command a slightly higher price tag of RM 3,899 (US$931).
If you compare it’s pricing to the European pricing, you will realize that both the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro cost considerably cheaper in Malaysia. For instance, the Mate 30 Pro comes with a price tag of US$1,215 in Europe, but only US$931 in Malaysia.
Currently, the device will only be available in Black and Cosmic Silver in Malaysia.
Exclusive Ownership Program
Moving on, Huawei has also introduced a new Exclusive Ownership Program for those who purchase the Huawei Mate 30 Pro between October 3rd to October 22nd will be entitled to exclusive free gifts worth up to RM1155 including:
- Huawei Wireless In-car SuperCharge charger
- DJI Osmo Mobile 3
- Back Casing
- 1-year Extended warranty
- 6-months screen crack warranty
However, do note that this exclusive ownership program is applicable only for loyal Huawei users who own at least two Mate series smartphones.
No Google Play apps & services
Once again, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro duo will not have Google Play apps and services pre-loaded on the device.
However, it will still run on the EMUI 10 which operates on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), instead of Google Mobile Services (GMS). Installation of apps will of course, be done using the Huawei’s AppGallery store instead of the traditonal Google Play store this time round.
Sad to say, the recent workaround involving the installation of LZ Play to bring Google apps to the Mate 30 smartphones will no longer work as of yesterday. Therefore, there is yet to be any feasible workaround at current stage.