Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is currently putting finishing touches to its latest flagship mobile phone, the Huawei P60 series. This series will have at least two models, Huawei P60 and Huawei P60 Pro. As the launch date for this series draws closer, more details about the devices appear online. According to a Weibo tech blogger, Wangzai Beston, a new Huawei phone with the model suffix AL00 appeared in the device code base. Surprisingly, the device runs the new HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system.
From the available reports so far, this new mobile phone will likely be the Huawei P60 series. This flagship series should debut at the MWC 2023 event which should hold at the end of February. Huawei has since stated its commitment to attend this year’s event and there are clues that the company will launch its latest flagship at the event.
There is no accurate statement about the changes in the HarmonyOS 3.1 system itself. However, judging from the suffix, the new system should focus on bug fixes, stability, fluency, and compatibility improvements. In addition, the new system will also bring some new features to the Huawei P60 series especially features that have links to Huawei Xmage.
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In fact, at the HDC 2022 conference last year, HarmonyOS 3.1 debuted in the form of a development version, introducing new aesthetic styles and interactive experiences for mobile terminals. However, Huawei has not announced the final mobile phone interface UI.
The U.S. tightens the ban on Huawei
The U.S. really want to see Huawei go down. In fact, it hurts the U.S. government anytime Huawei is bouncing back. Back in 2019, the U.S. initiated a ban on Huawei that stops the company from doing business with American firms. The ban came at a time when Huawei was set to become the largest mobile phone brand in the world. The U.S. claims that Huawei is a threat to its national security, a claim that remains unsubstantiated to date. Since the first ban, the U.S. has reviewed and tightened the ban on Huawei at least two more times.
A few weeks ago, there were reports that Huawei is now “free” from the grip of the ban and is set to bounce back into the mobile phone market. These reports probably rattled the U.S. government which is tightening the ban once again. The scope of the ban on Huawei allows the company to use 4G chips with U.S. tech but not 5G. Now, the U.S. is saying that Huawei can not use 4G chips with U.S. tech. The full details of the fresh ban are still sketchy at the moment.