In August 2019, Huawei launched its self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS, also known as Hongmeng OS. This new OS is a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a diverse user experience across all devices and scenarios.
Initially, the OS only supported Huawei smart TVs. However, with the growing U.S. pressure, Huawei has increased its speed and preparation to bring the HarmonyOS on more platforms.
At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2.0, which supports more platforms compared to its predecessor.
According to the official roadmap, HarmonyOS 2.0 will support devices with up to 128MB RAM, such as smart wearables and other IoT devices. In 2021, It’ll support devices up to 4GB RAM, such as tablets and entry-level smartphones. By the end of 2021, this RAM limit will increase over 4GB and open a way for the support of flagship smartphones.
Aside from other devices, Huawei Consumer BG CEO, Richard Yu, said the first Huawei smartphone will launch in 2021. As recently, a list of the allegedly leaked suggested us to make a list of Huawei devices that will support the HarmonyOS/Hongmeng OS. This list also includes devices from Honor.
Also, it’s expected that Huawei will keep the HarmonyOS initial to the Chinese market and will expand it to the global users after a test in the domestic market. Moreover, Huawei likely to prioritize the devices launched only on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) for HarmonyOS upgrade.
HarmonyOS eligible Huawei devices:
- Huawei Mate 40 (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 40E (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Huawei Mate X2 (Confirmed)
- Huawei P40 (Confirmed)
- Huawei P40 Pro (Confirmed)
- Huawei P40 Pro+ (Confirmed)
- Huawei P40 4G
- Huawei Mate 30 4G (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 30 5G (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design (Confirmed)
- Huawei Nova 8 (Confirmed)
- Huawei Nova 8 Pro (Confirmed)
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 5G
- Huawei Nova 7 SE
- Huawei Nova 6
- Huawei Nova 6 5G
- Huawei P30 (Confirmed)
- Huawei P30 Pro (Confirmed)
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Mate 20 RS
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (app support – Chinese version)
- Huawei MatePad Pro (Confirmed)
- Huawei MediaPad M6
- Huawei P50
- Huawei MatePad Pro 2
- Huawei smartwatch 2021
HarmonyOS eligible Honor devices:
Note: After separation from Huawei, there’s no confirmation on what Honor may decide for these devices.
- Honor 30 (Confirmed)
- Honor 30 Pro (Confirmed)
- Honor 30 Pro+ (Confirmed)
- Honor V30
- Honor V30 Pro
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor V20
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor 9X
- This list is based on recent leaks and available device information.
- It’s not officially confirmed.
- We may add/remove more devices to the list.
- This article will be continuously updated.