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Huawei P40 Pro: Huawei risks everything

Huawei is under a lot of pressure in Europe and Germany. For one thing, they wanted to bring the Mate 30 Pro to the local market some time ago. On the other hand, the Huawei P40 Pro is the next top model. The fact that the Mate 30 Pro is not available in this country can be attributed to Google services. Huawei is likely afraid to offer the smartphone, as almost no user will buy a device without Google services like the Play Store. If the situation with the US and the trade embargo does not change by spring 2020, the Huawei P40 Pro could suffer the same fate. The emphasis is on: could.

Because: Huawei wants to bring its next flagship to the market at any price, also in Germany. What the news magazine reported Information. All Huawei employees are informed about this, so they are trying to replace Google services. As it stands, the Chinese company plans to bring the P40 Pro to market without the Play Store and Co.

Huawei in a bind

The problem with this would be that Huawei has to offer alternatives. After all, the owners of an Android smartphone in this country want to use applications such as Instagram, WhatsApp or YouTube and Google Maps. However, without a Play Store, Huawei must get developers to fill their own app market as quickly as possible. And even if AppGallery, Huawei’s Play Store counterpart, should contain a manageable number of popular apps at the start of the Huawei P40 Pro: Google Maps shouldn’t run yet.

To continue with the navigation example: Huawei does not have its own application or map services. Therefore, you must rely on other companies if you want to offer these services abroad. In light of the sanctions that prevent Huawei from accessing American technology, partners must be found outside of the United States. In terms of maps, Huawei has partnered with the Russian internet company Yandex. According to media reports, they want to jointly offer mapping software for application developers outside of China.

Does the P40 Pro suffer the same fate as the Mate 30 Pro?

But let’s get back to the final device. The Huawei P40 Pro could raise the bar again in terms of hardware like camera, display and Co. In terms of technical equipment, it should be one of the best smartphones of next year. But without Play Store, the gateway to the world of applications, and without Google services, essential for most users, it could end up like its predecessor, the Mate 30 Pro. As the best smartphone of all time than anyone will buy. And if Huawei risks everything with the smartphone and loses in the end, the damage would be immense. Huawei’s only hope: the China-US deal