No such problem in China, where Google simply doesn’t exist. Chinese retailers Vmall and JD have the phones up for pre-order already, so the official announcement is no surprise. After all, Huawei had to launch the phone somewhere.

We unboxed the Mate 30 Pro and it is a stunning phone. The quad cameras look to improve on the already stupendously good P30 Pro but it’ll be a tough sell for European buyers if it comes to our shores. Without easy access to Google services, we’d be cautious about spending this much money on a phone when you could buy a Samsung, Oppo, Sony or OnePlus phone with full Google integration.