It is widely expected that Huawei will be announcing their new flagship handsets in 2020, but we did not really know when. However, the company has since confirmed that come March 2020, they will be officially unveiling their next flagship smartphones, the Huawei P40 series, in Paris.
Huawei’s head of consumer division, Richard Yu, had also confirmed that the phone will not come with Google services on board. It will continue to run Android where it will use EMUI 10 which is based on Android 10. It will also come with Huawei Mobile Services which is the company’s alternative to Google Play Services.
As it stands, the Huawei Mate 30 series already does not use Google Play Services, so it’s not surprising that the P40 series will not either. However, we suppose that there are probably some users out there who might have been hoping for the best, and that the US and China could come to some kind of agreement that would see Huawei removed from the Entity List.
That being said, the US and China are working towards some kind of agreement. It was recently that both countries signed a partial agreement that allowed Apple to escape the upcoming tariffs.