yeah. i hate this. its unbelievable how bad reviewers are these days.I'm asking because 2 different YouTuber reviewers reply with opposite answers:
Izami Gadget replies: Hi. Yes. Can install it with no problem. Same as another china phone that comes without GMS. can sideload the play store APK without a problem
Elsegood Michael replies: Not on the Chinese version no. You’ll have to wait to see if it’s released globally in the next couple of months
how much did you end up paying I paid 12'100 yuan for 512gb
May I ask where did you purchase yours from? Where is everybody purchasing theirs from if in the US?
from what I understand:
yes. you can side-load the Play Store. i've seen the Play Store installed on the phone.
unfortunately, you can download Gmail for example, but you cannot sign-into Gmail once you open the app.
thats why people are saying no Google Services.
thats how i understand it, hope it clears some things up for you.