HarmonyOS is the latest innovation by Huawei but this time the company invested heavily to develop an operating system rather than working on its mobile hardware. The operating system is meant to replace Android, the most popular OS for mobile phones right now. Now the brand is working on the rollout of its new software to about 300 million devices this year.
According to a CNTechPost report, the Chinese tech giant is currently working to get beyond the limitations enforced by the Trump administration in the name of national security. Indeed, this was a difficult challenge but instead of staying behind, the company decided to make its version of the operating system.
According to the vice chairman of Huawei, Huawei is seeking to introduce HarmonyOs to 100 million additional devices this year. Another executive had revealed that around 20 hardware vendors and 280 application software companies have already contacted them to use its new operating system.
Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei's consumer business software division, has announced that the company is targeting about 300 million devices to be powered by HarmonyOS. Out of these 300 million devices, almost 100 million devices will run HarmonyOS out of the box. Meaning the company is planning to launch new products that will ship with HarmonyOS.
For those unaware, HarmonyOS is a built-in software with cross platform integration in mind. In other words, the software isn't limited to just smartphones and TV and may be able to unify different devices. It's more like a universal OS. Huawei has already launched the beta version of the OS for certain smartphones models.
Huawei officially confirmed the release of another smartphone that will be hitting the market alongside another smartphone - the Huawei Mate 40. The mate 40 series is the next smartphone series of the earlier Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 pro E. The phone was first known with a code-named LIO-ANoom as per the ministry of internet industry and information technology informatics. According to the report, the specs are almost the same as the previous one.
Huawei Mate 40 series will be launched on October 22, as per official announcement. Both the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro are expected to be announced during the event. The devices are powered by Kirin 9000 SoC processor, which is the last processor due to the US sanctions carrying TSMC chips. Both are rumored to have 50MP rear cameras, in addition to an 80MP ultra-wide camera for Mate 40 pro. The design will be similar to Mate 30 series from the past, with a massive circular camera bump on the back housing.
As per the reports, the phone features a curved display screen with bangs. The phone comes with a pre-built sky blue cover. The upcoming device will contain a circular camera housing with 32MP to 40MP camera sensor. The phone will feature a 6.53-inch OLED display with Kirin 990 processor with 5G network support. The device has a high refresh rate up to 60Hz. Huawei powered the phone with 40W fast charging that can charge 4,400mAh battery in less than half-hour. The design resembles the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, with a 5G version. We don't know the price yet, but the basic features of the phone hint an affordable price range for the phone.