Samsung teases Huawei for Google-less Mate 30 line

Samsung teases Huawei for Google-less Mate 30 line
On Thursday, Huawei introduced the new Mate 30 series including the top-of-the-line Mate 30 Pro. As you most likely know by now, because the U.S. has banned Huawei from accessing its U.S. supply chain, Huawei's flagship series does not include any Google services or apps. Since the Mate 30 line is not going to be sold in Europe, that will prevent the company from surpassing Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, a goal that the company has been targeting for late this year. Originally, Huawei had hoped to deliver 300 million handsets in 2019 (versus the 206 million it shipped in 2018), but that figure is now off the table.

As Android Central reported, Samsung decided that now would be the best time to remind its customers in Latin America that unlike Huawei, its latest flagship phones run Google's apps and services. So to promote the Galaxy Note 10, the company sent out a wave of emails in the region that when translated reads, "Enjoy updates, apps and Google services." And the image included in the email is that of the Galaxy Note 10 with icons of several Google apps on the display including Search, YouTube, Chrome,  Gmail, Photos, Maps, the Play Store and Drive. In other words, apps that won't be running on any Mate 30 phone. The email also includes a promotion that rewards a Galaxy Note 10 buyer with four free months of YouTube Premium, another service that won't be found on the Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro.


Now just in case you feel bad for Huawei, consider that such trolling is part of the business. Last year, the Italian Competition Authority fined Apple and Samsung the equivalent of $17.06 million; the manufacturers were accused of forcing those with older devices to install updates that slowed down these models prompting them to update their phones. Huawei's official U.K. Twitter account disseminated a tweet following the ruling made against Apple and Samsung. The tweet was sent to promote the just-released Mate 20 line and included the hashtags "BornFastStaysFast" and "NeverSlowDown."

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Mate 30
  • Display 6.6" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990, Octa-core, 2860 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh
Mate 30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1176 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990, Octa-core, 2860 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh

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35 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Be careful, Samsung. Last time, you teased Apple about the lack of headphone jack at the Note7 event, and then the Note7 fiasco happens. Did you not learn your lesson then?

10. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

And now they removed the whole Ingenius series from YouTube because they realized it was very ungenius move for them to make such offensive ads for a trend that they would eventually follow.

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

Offensive? Only if you're sensitive.

32. oldskool50 unregistered

Oh mean like how Apple did with Mac vs PC ads? Or how about the ads where they poked fun at Samsung? And I still see the ingenius ads on YT. They only took down the one over the headphone jack. Which they didn't need to even if they were poking fun at Apple according to you. Offensive? Only to Apple fanatics who can't handle criticism, but in the same sentence will criticize another. Like you just did.

2. d1g1te

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

This is stupid move from Samsung. Trump should have banned Samsung. Maybe they won't be doing such stupid compain.

3. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

On what ground?

13. maherk

Posts: 6953; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Huawei started this childish war. Everyone knew this was bound to happen once Trump banned Huawei.

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2623; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

How on earth is this stupid? Reminding consumers that your device has a *massive* advantage over the device the competition is putting out is a smart move.

33. oldskool50 unregistered

Yes! But it's only OK if THEIR OEM of choice is the one doing it. When Samsung does ANYTHING that anyone has ever done, they get attacked and scolded. But not when its their OEM of choice. How many times has Apple bashed Google/Android at keynotes. Has any Apple fanatic ever scolded Apple for it? Nope! Liek I said, Apple fanatics are like vultures. They are nothing but opportunistic cult following losers.

5. Ahsan

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Do not understand why some people being sympathize on Huawei? Huawei has history of stealing intellectual property. They deserve it.

9. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

'history of stealing intellectual property' That's the same excuse that they used when they noticed that Japanese cars might just take over the whole market in US back in 1970's and 80's. You know, like "Oh this Toyota car is a total ripoff from our car". Obviously I'm not saying that Huawei is an entirely innocent company, and there's an ongoing (albeit unproven) issue with national security, but the way US attacks them strongly reminds me of what happened back then a lot.

25. raky_b

Posts: 414; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Apple also has history of stealing....do you remember how much money thay had to pay to Nokia,Samsung and other for not paying patents. No, of course that you don't remember. Same goes for Samsung....remember how it started it's Galaxy S line? And than Apple suited them, and Galaxy was forbidden in some countries.....

34. oldskool50 unregistered

How much has Apple stolen? So what is good for the goose is good for the gander right? Well Apples goose is cooked considering just days after reaching trillion evaluation, they loss 45% value. Sales are dropping and will do so until they either lower the $1000 price tag or keep selling cheaper models. The $699 iPhone is selling well, but it won't help their overall numbers and that means their ASP is also gonna drop. By 2021 their sales will be down to 100 or less and Samsung will still be laughing to the bank selling their 300M phones. And Huawei will actually do better with the stupid Google Services requirements. China has enough citizens and devs in their own country to sell more phones than any OEM.

6. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

We all know you can sideload the google play store easily. But would i buy a £1000 phone without the official google play store installed already probley not.

7. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

The irony here is that Samsung has been avoiding Google's apps and services, and they hated Google so hard to an extent where they even made a collaboration with Microsoft to promote their own apps and Microsoft Office mobile apps instead of Google's counterparts. But now they are appealing to people that they are having a good relationship with Google with Galaxy series having GMS installed. I like Samsung but the way they push ads is sometimes really cringy, and this one is no exception.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung is likely still very bitter that they didn't buy Android when it was originally offered to them. I'm glad it didn't happen though...

19. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Sense when? Samsung and Google been collaborating on making Bixby better and Samsung's messenger sync with Googles for a while and other things for years. Where did you get your info from? Sounds like a lot of hot air that you're just airing out. Do a little more research before making assumptions otherwise you'll look silly.

20. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

"Samsung and Google been collaborating on making Bixby better". I've read that Samsung WANTS to collaborate with Google to help make Bixby better, but I've never read there was an actual collaboration. Please provide a link backing up what you wrote.

35. oldskool50 unregistered

That is false. Samsung did a deal with Microosft, because Samsung didn;t want to be another OEM paying Microosft for use of its patented tech. So Samsung did a cross-licensing deal with Microosft. WHich includes, Samsung hosting Microosft apps right in the firmware. Unlike Apple who has turned its back on OEM's that have helped them, Samsung sees this as a way to move forward. Windows still runs over 1.4B desktops. Why not have a phone that works perfectly with it. After all cross-platform capability is a huge plus, unlike what Apple is doing. How is Samsung actually avoiding Google and its services, when they come pre-installed on the phone? You sound like a total Samsung hating shill and I'm called you out on it.

15. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Well free YouTube premium for 4 or whatever months is nothing to me. Because YouTube premium as it is, is just crap!

16. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

If you feel Youtube Premium is missing some features you want... Or, that the price is a little high for what Google is offering... I can understand that. But, I don't think Youtube Premium is crap.

30. credposter

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 04, 2019

Hey can tell me: what missing some features you want? Huawei is down with no Google, make advertising massive in Europe, no chance. For what I need the best camera to low light I spy someone my wife. Fk, if I want best camera I buy dslr not smartphone, this is fake camera interpolation, in the rest volume not function(double touch) 5g where in Europe.. About Samsung if make advertising is normal like Huawei like other smartphone, if you don't wanna buy is not problem, buy Huawei. Maybe this make for you everything.

17. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Samsung's fate will be similar to Nokia..Huawei alongwith xiaomi and bbk group(one plus,oppo,vivo,realme) are about to conquer whole of Asia in smartphone market share.They will certainly target Europe, Australia and Africa then and finally Americas with their low midrange and midrange devices and push Samsung to Nokia level.In India alone,BBK group followed by Xiaomi are the top 2 players.One plus too has become the no.1 in premium segment in India with about 60% premium phones being sold by OnePlus alone.

23. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

OnePlus is also BBK

18. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Shots are fired.

21. MihaiRO

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

I am sure ,to sell the Mate 30 Pro,Huawei will make a deal with USA:to dont't lose too much money,Huawei will accept Trump's requirements.And speaking about copy-paste:next year Samsung will use the same waterfall display for the new S11 Plus!

24. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Huawei can't make their way around this ban... They have no say in this... The national security thing is crap... Trump is using Huawei as a bargaining chip to get a better deal from China... It's between China and the USA not Huawei vs the USA.

22. Raito

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Reading the comment section make me realize that this site is full of Samsung fanboys

29. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

"Reading the comment section make me realize that this site is full of Samsung fanboys" Change that to Huawei's and you hit the nail on the head

28. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

I don't think it's really trolling they not blasting it out on advertisements on TV's or billboards they just e-mails. Huawei has trolled worse or just as bad in the past and VERY publicly so even if Samsung did then there's no reason to even complain it's what all companies do it's competition and it's already has the resident fanboys on here shaming Samsung ;)

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