The lack of Google support thanks to an ongoing trade ban in the US hasn’t affected Chinese sales in a country where Google has no presence. But without the Big G, suddenly the Mate 30 Pro is a less tempting option than the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro were before the ban was instated.

Carphone and Huawei are evidently tring to sweeten the deal by offering a free Huawei Watch GT 2 and FreeBuds 3 with every Mate 30 Pro – not bad when they retail for £199 and £169 respectively. But ultimately, the price you’re paying for not having official access to Google is probably more. Most normal people won’t want to sideload GMS on their £900 phone, leaving the Mate 30 Pro to be remembered as an Android enthusiast’s device.