Huawei is preparing to launch Harmony OS for smartphones, but we would have expected the debut of this operating system to come with the Huawei P50 series, which is still delayed. However, it seems that the Harmony OS 2.0 software could be installed for the first time on a phone about which we already knew a few details, the Mate 40 Pro 4G version, which is about to debut in China. This is a new version of the high-end phone launched last fall.
HarmonyOS 2.0 will be installed at the factory on Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro 4G
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G has appeared in the database of TENAA, the commission that approves for sale electronic devices in China. The phone is listed there with a 3.1 GHz clocked processor, equipped with 6, 8 or 12 GB of RAM and using HarmonyOS 2.0 software. The operating system has been in beta for several months now and was already expected in March, when it was rumored that the Huawei P50 series will be officially unveiled.
The chipset behind the Mate 40 Pro 4G seems to be a Kirin 9000, but in a version that does not integrate the 5G modem. This is because the USA forbids chip manufacturers to deliver 5G technologies to Huawei as long as the technology used for their development is of American origin. For this reason, Huawei could no longer produce or buy chips from partners for the development of new smartphone models.
However, HarmonyOS 2.0 is not a 100% new operating system. It is still based on Google’s Android 10 code in the open source version, but it contains substantial changes from the Chinese company. Of course, this means that all applications in AppGallery adapted to Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) will work directly on new phones using HarmonyOS.
Given that the Mate 40 Pro 4G is already in TENAA labs, a market launch is imminent.
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