Mate 30 Pro UAE Launch Accompanies CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Court Case Win
After the US bans severely affected the sales of Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the company is finally off to some good news. CFO Meng Wanzhou won her court case yesterday. As her lawyers pressed Canada’s attorney general for more evidence and documents about her arrest, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes in the Supreme Court of British Columbia agreed with Huawei Technologies’ legal team that there is an “air of reality” in her assertion.
Wanzhou was charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC bank about the business of Huawei Technologies in Iran. Even though she pleaded not guilty, she was arrested at the Vancouver International Airport on December 1, 2018, at the request of the US. Consequently, she was searched and interrogated by the Canadian authorities who acted on behalf of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Sources claim that the extradition hearing of Wanzhou will start on January 20, 2020, in a federal court in Vancouver.
Despite the ongoing restrictions implicated on Huawei by the US government, the China based firm is trying to overcome the crisis as it is launching Mate 30 Pro model in Asian and Middle Eastern markets.
Sources claim that Mate 30 Pro will launch in Nepal on December 15, even though the ban on Google Play services still exists, which means this service is currently unavailable. With its Quad camera setup enclosed in a Halo Ring Design, 6.53’ Flex OLED Horizon Display and 4500 mAh battery, the smartphone has proven to be a tough competitor of Samsung Note+.
Besides the Asian markets, Huawei Mate 30 Pro has also entered the UAE smartphone market. The company has announced that the new model is available in the country for online registration of interest that will run until December 15. Those who are interested in experiencing the phone with a demo prior to making the purchase, can visit the Huawei Experience Store in Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre.
As of now the Huawei new model is available in limited quantity in two colour variants only, priced at AED 3,599 (883,84 Euro). Even after the US ban, the existing Huawei devices in the UAE will not be affected and will continue to use Google services like Google Play and Gmail along with required updates.
Currently, the firm has shifted its maximum focus on the domestic market, giving tough competition to Xiaomi and Vivo in the Chinese smartphone market. In the Q3 2019, market share of Huawei rose from 24.9 percent to 42.4 percent, which is a sum total of Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo combined.
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