Only a few months after the separation from Huawei, Honor already seems to have big plans. After re-establishing links with partners such as Qualcomm and Google, it is already preparing to launch a new smartphone equipped with the products of the two companies. There is a rumor published by the Chinese publication Sina that an Honor flagship with Google services could be very close, a launch already being scheduled for July of this year.
Honor will launch its first flagship with Google services after the separation from Huawei
Honor used to produce smartphones equipped with software and hardware developed mainly in Huawei labs, with Kirin chipsets and the EMUI interface renamed in Magic UI. Now that the two companies are separated, Honor will start developing more smartphones using hardware from Qualcomm or MediaTek, two of the hardware partners confirmed a few weeks ago.
Sina says that the first flagship that is fully developed by Honor after the separation from Huawei will be a smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 888 chipset, the most powerful model on the market, produced by Qualcomm. Outside of China, the phone would be the team with Android software that uses Google services, after two years in which both Huawei and Honor phones were deprived of access to them.
The new flagship could return to the name Honor Magic, which will become a series of products in several categories, not only in the smartphone market. Previously, Magic models were used to demonstrate new technologies, or new design directions. The original Honor Magic was one of the most curved smartphones on the market at the time of launch, while Honor Magic 2 benefited from a full screen, without cutouts, hiding the front cameras behind a slider.
Honor is now a company owned by a Chinese conglomerate, which also includes local authorities in Shenzhen.
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