Months of obfuscation, blended indicators, and punctiliously worded non-denials have led Huawei, lastly, to this weekend, when the corporate that’s been the goal of a US ban since Could seems prepared to indicate off the customized smartphone working system it’s been engaged on as an Android backup. The anticipated reveal will occur at this weekend’s Huawei developer convention, forward of which comes the rumor of which Huawei handset would be the first to get its new HongMeng cell OS.
It’s trying like that cellphone would be the Mate 30 Lite, with Huawei rumored to be prepping an Android model for Europe and worldwide markets and one other for the Chinese language market.
It’s unclear how that worldwide model delivery with Android squares with the present ban in place that’s stopping Google from pushing out Android updates and safety patches to Huawei. Google remains to be allowed to try this for just one extra week or so, which is when a brief reprieve runs out and Google should abide by the ban.
Information that Huawei is lastly pushing ahead with a HongMeng cellphone got here earlier this week from the Chinese language state media outlet Global Times, which reported the corporate is prepping a handset concentrating on low- and medium-end patrons priced at 2,000 yuan (or round $288) that can launch as quickly because the fourth quarter. PhoneArena, in the meantime, has extra about what to anticipate with the Mate 30 “Lite,” which presumably is that first Hongmeng cellphone:
It can characteristic a 6.26-inch hole-punch show, with a quad-camera setup on the again. That module will embrace a 48MP digital camera, one other 8MP digital camera, and a pair of 2MP sensors.
As we noted in latest days, the truth that Huawei is prepping its first Hongmeng gadget would appear to be a sign it doesn’t anticipate the US ban to get resolved in its favor anytime quickly. Nonetheless, the corporate that when hoped to displace Samsung to turn out to be the biggest smartphone producer on the planet remains to be urgent ahead with some main new releases this fall, so the impact of all this on its handset enterprise stays to be seen.