Regarding the problems and the fate of Huawei, users are divided into two main camps: some believe that the company’s days in the smartphone market are numbered, others are confident that it will be able to cope with all the problems and will show the United States what it can do. In this situation, it remains for us to observe the development of events, as well as those new products that the company will release, including the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series.
Huawei Mate 40 may not arrive at global markets this year
One of the main premieres of Huawei and the industry as a whole in the second half of this year will be the release of the flagships of the Mate 40 series. Rumor has it that the announcement of the devices will take place no earlier than November this year. Huawei itself remains calm and urges its fans to wait a bit, promising that the premiere will take place as scheduled. But at the same time, it does not specify when it will happen.
Meanwhile, the reputable insider Evan Blass has announced that the Huawei Mate 40 series will not be released this year. We’ll have to wait until 2021. However, he did not specify whether he was talking about the global market or the Chinese market. Maybe, the announcement of the new devices will take place in China this year. But they will enter the global market only next year.
Rumor has it that Huawei is soberly assessing the situation. And, it does not expect a large demand for the flagships Mate 40. This was the reason that it has reduced orders for components for these smartphones by 30-40%.
Huawei EMUI 11 will receive only some selected features of Android 11
At the Huawei Developer Conference 2020, the company unveiled EMUI 11, the latest version of its mobile software. It also announced the launch of beta testing for several smartphone models.
These builds are reportedly based on Android 10, not Android 11 as expected. The company later provided additional clarifications on this matter. The Chinese giant first confirmed that some Android 11 features will be included in EMUI 11. This means that the final version of EMUI 11 will likely remain based on Android 10. Just like the beta releases.
Due to the US ban, Huawei has been unable to partner with Google to develop its new software based on the latest version of Android. In a second statement, the company announced that devices running EMUI 11, which the company claims are based on distributed technology, could be upgraded to HarmonyOS in the future. However, this statement does not mention specific models that may be updated. We do not know if the HarmonyOS update will be forced or optional.