Despite all the uncertainties Huawei is experiencing regarding the use of Android in its smartphones, they have just confirmed the release date of another smartphone from its subsidiary. Honor 20S is now available for pre-purchase and will be launched in the Chinese market on September 4.
At a time when serious doubts remain about the arrival of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro with Android, it is with some surprise that we see the manufacturer preparing the launch of another smartphone. However, it is also possible that this is the first smartphone to come with the HongMeng OS / Harmony OS operating system.
What we know about Huawei Honor 20S
Although it has not yet been officially presented, we already know several details about what it will have to offer, thanks to its certification at TENAA (Chinese certification agency).
According to the information revealed, the Honor 20S will come with a 6.26 "inch LCD screen with Full HD + resolution. Controlling the center of operations should be the impressive Kirin 980 processor, backed by up to 12GB of RAM. For storage, you should be able to count on up to 256GB.
In the photographic segment, we know it will come with a triple rear camera, whose main sensor will be the Sony IMX586 48MP. Its secondary sensor will have 8MP with ultra wide angle lens, and the third will have a 2MP sensor that will probably be responsible for the depth of the photos.
Is this Huawei / Honor's first smartphone without Android?
It is important to note that there has not yet been any information to suggest that it could actually happen. However, it does not seem entirely inappropriate to me that the Honor 20S could be the first to come with the operating system developed by Huawei, at least in the Chinese market.
After the latest news, Huawei won't be able to launch the Mate 30 Pro powered by Android. It would be wise to first launch a mid-range smartphone with its own OS.
Even if their presentations are very close, it would give the manufacturer some time to adapt if some unforeseen issues arose.
On the other hand, it also seems guaranteed that Huawei has already performed hundreds of hours of testing with its smartphones running HarmonyOS / HongMengOS instead of Android.
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