HarmonyOS smartphones upgrade plan allegedly leaked, Kirin 9000 first and Kirin 990 devices in second batch
At Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei confirmed that it will launch the first HarmonyOS AKA Hongmeng OS powered smartphone in 2021. And ahead of this launch, a list of alleged HarmonyOS supported devices has now appeared online and increased our excitement for the HarmonyOS smartphone even further.
According to a Weibo tipster, Huawei will initiate the upgrade process of HarmonyOS in smartphones with the following Kirin chipsets:
- Kirin 9000 – First batch
- Kirin 990 5G – Second batch
- Kirin 990 4G (partial), 985, 820 (partial) – Third batch
- Kirin 820 (partial), 980, 990 4G (partial) – Fourth batch
- Kirin 810, 710 (partial) – Last batch
It’s best to know that not all of the phones with these devices will receive an upgrade to the HarmonyOS.
The lineup suggests that the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series, which will pack with Kirin 9000 chipset, will be the first to get HarmonyOS upgrade. The second batch will include P40 and Mate 30 series equipped with Kirin 990 processors. Furthermore, there will also be Honor series devices that will appear on the list.
Meanwhile, it’s interesting to know that the leak also mentions a mid-range processor, Kirin 710 to support HarmonyOS. However, there’s no official confirmation available on such rollout plan for HarmonyOS.
Launched at HDC 2020, Huawei unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0. This new version of HarmonyOS comes with new platform supports such as smart wearables, tablets, head units, and even smartphones.
As per the official roadmap, HarmonyOS will first 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.