Recently Huawei has launched its own Operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ also called as ‘HongMengOS’. Now according to a leaked twitter post Huawie Mate 30 Lite could be the first phone to have HarmonyOS as its Operating system. While the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones will boot the custom EMUI 10 skin atop the 10th iteration of the Android version, the ‘Lite’ version will have HongMeng OS and Android Q-based EMUI 10 in markets outside China.
The Huawei Mate 30 Lite is expected to be the upcoming mid-range offering. Going by the previous leaks and rumours, the handset could feature a 6.26-inch punch-hole display, with a quad-camera setup on the back, with 48MP primary sensor, 8MP camera secondary, and a pair of 2MP third and fourth sensors.
Huawei’s CEO of the consumer business group, Richard Yu, made the announcement (on his birthday, too). And, as expected, he revealed the new platform can replace Google’s Android – but it won’t, just yet.
- Yu said that HarmonyOS can replace Android on its smartphones “at any time,” but that it will stick to Google’s platform.
- “If we cannot use Android in the future, then we can immediately switch to HarmonyOS,” Yu explained to attendees, adding that migrating from Android to the new platform “is not that difficult.”
- In a later press release, Yu explained further that the OS does it all, which is the future: “We’re entering a day and age where people expect a holistic intelligent experience across all devices and scenarios. To support this, we felt it was important to have an operating system with improved cross-platform capabilities. We needed an OS that supports all scenarios, that can be used across a broad range of devices and platforms, and that can meet consumer demand for low latency and strong security.”
- He added: “HarmonyOS is completely different from Android and iOS.”
Early rumors suggested the Huawei Mate 30 Lite will arrive in July with four cameras in a square setup, but the Shenzhen-based company eventually introduced the device as Huawei nova 5i Pro, leaving the door open to bring the same device with different OS under the Mate 30 name.