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[Updated] China’s largest telecom operator to launch new smartphone brand with HarmonyOS on June 22

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Nzone S7 Pro launched with EMUI 11 and not the HarmonyOS operating system (Read more)

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Huawei has been collaborating with different smart car makers to help them deliver the best autonomous driving experience. With a huge set of smart car solutions, Huawei is now moving towards completing its goal in the Auto industry.

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But with the launch of the HarmonyOS, Huawei also opened the gate of a new operating system that’s open-source and allows third-party smartphone makers to choose to go with HM OS instead of staying on Android.

Adding to this, China’s largest telecom operator – China Mobile is about to launch a new smartphone brand NZONE and its first 5G smartphone lineup – NZONE S7 will launch on June 22.

It’s revealed that the NZONE S7 will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset, 64MP triple rear camera setup, 90Hz screen refresh rate and it’s said to provide 40W of super fast charging.

Most interestingly, well known Weibo tipster reveals that the NZONE S7 series will have a pre-installed HarmonyOS operating system. Still, there’s no official confirmation available on this matter but we’re just a few days away from getting it confirmed from the company.

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HarmonyOS:

HarmonyOS is a micro-kernel-based operating system, that’s designed by Huawei and works across different devices as well as services. This new OS comes is open source and can be fetched via the OpenAtom Foundation.

Most interestingly, Huawei has planned to install HarmonyOS in 300 million devices, these include both new and old models of smartphones. The company will unveil HarmonyOS with new tablets, IoT devices, smartphone home devices, in-car systems, and other third-party devices.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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U.S. is confused over Honor – Ban or Not

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After banning Huawei, the U.S. government is now aiming at Honor. The US agencies have recently conducted a meeting to discuss whether to add the former subsidiary of Huawei to the US entity list or not. The meeting seems to soon turn into an argument due to the lack of agreement among the members.

A report from The Washington Post reveals, there are apparently four security organizations that are presenting their perspective on this matter. The Pentagon and Energy Department wants the authorities to black-listed Honor in the market. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department and State Department are strictly against this vote.

In 2019, the Trump administration banned Huawei in suspicion of being a security threat to the nation. Afterward, the US companies withdrew their supply and left Huawei to struggle alone. However, taking it as an opportunity the company started to polish its technologies and making its own empire. Still, there is a long way to cover.

On the other hand, the Chinese firm never accepted the false blame and always opposes them. Furthermore, the Huawei authorities claim all the charges of the US Federal Ministry groundless.

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Last December, Huawei sold its subsidiary to a group of Chinese businesses. Thereafter, Honor regained its supply chain including chipsets, Google Mobile Services as well as other partnerships with global tech makers.

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Why the US wants to Blacklist Honor:

There is no clear statement why the US wants to ban Honor. The company is no longer part of Huawei and become an independent firm last year. Moving ahead, it doesn’t have a strong position in 5G networking devices manufacturing, which causes any security threat in the country and causes a ban like it did with Huawei.

However, if the company is anyhow banned in the US, it’ll surely bring devastating outcomes. It might lead the owners to give up on the company as it’ll directly cut the supplies from the biggest market. But first, the US has to clear its confusion to ban Honor or not. If yes, then why?

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Chip makers to boost 5G RF component production, could help Huawei to bring back 5G phones

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The 5G RF (radio frequency) components are a big concern for Huawei as it’s forced to launch its flagship with 4G network access. Launched on July 29 this year, the Huawei P50 series packs a sumptuous camera system, software capabilities, and design. However, the smartphone lacks a 5G communication network.

As reported previously, core 5G components use radiofrequency waves divided into Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Among them, the smartphone makers prefer BAW, whose market is mainly ruled by US chipmakers that are restricted to sell 5G chips to Huawei due to US-Sanctions.

Furthermore, a recent report shows that like other markets, the chip industry has its own working flow. It includes manufactories, packaging, and testing plants to supply 5G RF components. Now the chip foundries are working to expand their business relations and planed of producing more 5G smartphone chips. The positive side of this news is that Huawei could also get access to 5G RF components to bring its 5G smartphones.

Chip Market Status in China:

According to the report, Vanchip Technologies which is a sub-foundry of MediaTek is seeking to work with GaAs. The two parties are accelerating their production to meet the 5G demands across the mainland.

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Moving ahead, Qualcomm also contacted Wenmao that will responsible for G sub-6GHz power amplifier (PA). Adding to this, another Chinese supplier Hongjie Technology will provide Qualcomm the advanced 6-inch wafers.

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In this line, Qualcomm also extending the RF collaboration on 5G RF front-end products with GlobalFoundries (GF). The collaboration includes sub-6 GHz and cutting-edge mmWave technology to unlock everyday 5G access.

Global Chip Market Status:

The United States and Japan are monopolizing the global chip market at present. The fabless manufacturers including Qualcomm, Qorvo, and Skyworks are planning to work together.

Besides, the other manufactures such as ASE, Amkor, and Changjiang Electronics Technology have ramp-up system-in-package (SiP) and antenna packaging (AiP) integration in their products.

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Honor of Kings announce 120Hz support, Huawei Nova 9 come with 90Hz

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Huawei Nova 9 will unveil on September 23rd offering four different solid colors- Blue, Violet, Green, and Black. The Nova 9 lineup comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and features a 300Hz touch sampling rate for maximized touch interactions.

Along with the launch, the Nova 9 will also become one of the unique devices with 90Hz refresh rate support Honor of King game. According to the official information, the next Honor of Kings S25 will also launch on September 23. In this regard, this game expands the new 120 Hz game mode support for more devices for Xiaomi, Black Shark. realme, and others. (check the list below).

Meanwhile, the yet-to-launch Huawei Nova 9 along with Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.6 will support 90 Hz game mode. However, Huawei Nova 9 originally supports a 120 Hz screen rate, and the 300 Hz touch sampling rate providing a 10-bit color depth.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Huawei Nova 9 along with a Lenovo tablet will support the 90Hz refresh rate. However, it’s interesting that Huawei Nova 9 gets a different variation of the game with a high-performance refresh rate for faster gameplay.

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Related: Huawei Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro: Renders, live images, and full specifications

Device List for 120 Hz Support:

  • iQOO: iQOO 8 and 8 Pro
  • Vivo: Vivo X70 Pro+
  • Redmi: Redmi K40 Pro
  • Xiaomi: Xiaomi 11 Ultra and 11 Pro
  • Tencent: Tencent ROG phone 3, ROG phone 5, Red Magic 6, and 6 Pro
  • Black Shark: Black Shark 4, 4 Pro, 4S, 4S Pro, and Black Shark 4 Oversea Version
  • realme: realme GT, and GT Neo2

Note: The players of the listed devices can find the switch button for high frame rate mode in the setting interface to enable this function.

Honor of Kings: 

Also known as Glory of Kings, it’s a Chinese multiplayer battle arena launched by Tencent games. It was launched in October 2015 and counts among the world’s most popular and one of the highest-grossing games of all time.

Moreover, the official information shows, the next’s season of the game will be updated on 23rd September from 0:00-7:30. The website will be taken down for the changes by the time.

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(Via- Ithome)

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