In the light of the US ban, it may seem that the dark days are looming on Huawei’s future, but surprisingly, the company is looking towards a positive outlook as it is confirmed that the Chinese smartphone maker is still working on its highly-anticipated Mate 30 series which will also include a 5G variant.
In a 5G conference in Russia, the company officially announced that it would be bringing Huawei Mate 30 5G in December 2019. It is not certain whether this is true for only Russian market or the international one but based on the timeline we can ascertain that the 4G variants will arrive on time probably in October (based on the release history of Mate series).
At the same time, a previous report suggested that the company may launch the Mate 30 series a little early in September with the Huawei’s custom-build Hongmeng OS. The date coincides with the company’s plan to ship 225 million smartphones with its homegrown OS, but we are skeptical about the inclusion of Hongmeng OS in its flagship product as the software needs market response which can be gained by budget devices.
Huawei Mate 20 5G will be the second 5G smartphone by the company, first being Huawei Mate X whose launch, owing to the apparent woes of Galaxy Fold was postponed to September instead of June 2019. The grace period will be used by the Chinese firm to test the smartphone again and make sure that the foldable phone does not embarrass them after its official entry into the market.