Huawei will not launch a Harmony OS phone this year

Yordan, 22 August 2019

Huawei has officially denied it plans to launch a smartphone with Harmony OS in the coming months. Vincent Pang, Huawei Senior VP, spoke at a media event in New York and said the Chinese maker has no plans to launch a Harmony OS-powered smartphone this year.

However, he confirmed the company is launching other smart products with the OS, like a television and a smartwatch, both arriving at the market shelves before the end of 2019.

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Vincent Pang said the company wants to “maintain one standard, one ecosystem”, so there is no way to have phones on different platforms. Harmony will serve as a backup variant if the situation between the United States and China worsens and the company is banned from trading with US partners.

Currently, Huawei is going through its second 90-day extension until there is a resolution in the ongoing trade war between the two economies.

Huawei will not launch a Harmony OS phone this year

We are yet to hear anything at all from Huawei about the incoming Mate 30 series, but Pang hinted at an upcoming flagship that would arrive with Android, without naming an actual model. While the company is unlikely to launch a Harmony-powered phone, the executive said “you never know” when that could happen, given the uncertainty between the economic powerhouses.

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That's the same way of thinking why Nokia lost its market to Android.

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