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(Pocket-lint) - A promotional campaign listing on Huawei's German site reveals the company could be about to launch a fresh version of the P30 Pro, called the P30 Pro New Edition. 

Huawei is running a promotion in Germany with a couple of carrier partners and, within the eligibility terms, the P30 Pro NEW EDITION is mentioned specifically, twice.

The promotion is simply that anyone who buys a P30 series phone within a certain timeframe can claim a free low-end Huawei tablet. The terms state that anyone buying a P30 series device between 1 May and 4 June get the tablet, except for one phone: the P30 Pro New Edition. 

This unreleased phone is part of the promotion from 15 May through 4 June, suggesting that this phone will be launching in the next couple of weeks. 

It mentions the device again, specifically, further down in the terms: 

"The following promotional devices take part in this promotion: HUAWEI P30 Pro / HUAWEI P30 / HUAWEI P30 lite NEW EDITION / * HUAWEI P30 Pro NEW EDITION..."

It's not the first time Huawei has launched a 'New Edition' of an existing phone in Europe. The P30 Lite New Edition was launched in the second half of 2019, and allowed the company to offer a refreshed phone with Google Play Services installed by offering a phone with more RAM and more storage. 

The reason for doing this is in no doubt: Huawei's latest flagship phones don't have Google's services installed, and so they're a hard sell in western markets where we rely on the Play Store for all of our most-used apps.

Regardless of how fast the Huawei App Gallery is growing, it still lacks a lot of basic apps like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.  

By launching a 'New Edition' of a device, Huawei is able to continue offering Google's services, because - technically - it's still the same phone as one which they already offer Play Services with, but presumably with more memory.

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While Huawei hasn't officially announced the phone, the fact that it exists within the company's own promotional material is a very good indicator that it's coming. 

Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published on 4 May 2020.