The Mate 40 family, Huawei’s newest range of Android flagships, has been officially announced at an online event earlier today. As expected, the lineup that consists of the regular Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro is the first such high-end mobile offering from Huawei that lacks Google Mobile Services due to the economic sanctions the U.S. government previously imposed on the Chinese company.

In their place, Huawei developed its own solutions, including the App Gallery, an alternative to the Google Play Store, pretty much the default way of obtaining apps on Android smartphones, tablets, TVs, and other devices. The new devices offer support for the fifth generation of mobile networks, including both mmWave and low-band 5G. Furthermore, they’re powered by the Kirin 9000, the fastest mobile chip ever produced by Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon.

Both smartphones are planned to begin retailing by the end of the month, but unsurprisingly, they won’t be officially coming to the United States. Importing them from Europe shouldn’t be a costly affair, however, but whether you can make do with an Android experience devoid of any and all things Google is another matter entirely.

For reference, Huawei’s next flagships might not even run Android but an entirely new operating system called HarmonyOS that the firm is still developing.

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