Huawei rolls out 5G phone and flags first Hongmeng device

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HONG KONG: Huawei Technologies on Friday released its first 5G phone in China and said it would soon launch smart TVs equipped with its own Hongmeng operating system.

Huawei, which is grappling with sanctions from Washington that threaten to cut its access to US technology and components, on Friday rolled out the Mate 20 X 5G phone for the China market with a price tag of 6199 yuan ($901).

Huawei also said at the launch event at its Shenzhen headquarters that it would unveil TV-like products called “Smart Screens” next month, which will be the first products based on its proprietary Hongmeng Operating System, according to Xinhua.

Huawei has given little information about Hongmeng, its own back-up operating system under development in case it was cut off from US-made software.

The company previously hinted that the operating system could replace Google’s Android, though a senior executive earlier this month said Huawei intends to continue to use Android, and that Hongmeng is not an operating system for smartphones but for connected devices.

Huawei’s consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said Huawei’s Smart Screens aim to be the central interface for entertainment and communication in the living room, according to a press release.

Huawei is set to report its half-year results on Tuesday. Analysts said robust smartphone sales in China are expected to offset impact in overseas market since Huawei was put on Washington’s trade blacklist in mid-May.

 

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  1. Congratulations Mr. Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Products Group on the launch of Connected Devices and 5G Phones in China for Hong Meng OS.
    Infact the Hong Meng Operating System is a long awaited OS which makes a distinction between the established OS with the new Hong Meng compliment the Android User with Huawei hardware and related devices.
    Today nations are waiting the Dawn of 5G OS supportive for optimised performance from established Android/IOS from respective platforms internationally. Your announcement to the launch of the honor to the world on Capacity Building from Android and Apple IOS is a great support to the ICT worldwide .
    May I request yourselves to advise to the formal occasion of the inaugural of Hong Meng ceremony along with the respective terminal equipment/hardware smart phone related devices, and TV terminals to make a new beginning of the world, with an invitation to involve, emerge, start now.
    I seek to be a volunteer to adhere for the cause of knowledge, to the deprived in the space of analog world for the digitalisation of men, women, to Hong Meng to this universe, particularly the deprived for the en-ablement of sick, old, people on earth. My best wishes from heart. Haroon Rashid

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