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So, there’s no HarmonyOS 2.1, Huawei?



No HarmonyOS 2.1

Ahead of the launch of the Huawei P50, we and the consumers were waiting for a new HarmonyOS version. A version that has been pretty much everywhere as a topic and a next major upgrade but eventually it’s not here. So, quick question is, will there be no HarmonyOS 2.1? Let’s look at some of the important facts.

Huawei Nova 9 series comes with HarmonyOS 2.0.1 and it’s the first Huawei phone to do so. Thereafter, the main candidate for the HarmonyOS 2.1 was the standard P50. This phone is equipped with a new camera design and hardware capabilities as well as Snapdragon 888 processor but it also comes with the same HarmonyOS 2.0.1 version.

Huawei P50 2.0.1


Despite the current reality, Huawei P50 was spotted on TENAA with HarmonyOS 2.1, which is not a coincidence. Tipsters also mentioned that a set of new major features will be there on a new P50.

HarmonyOS 3.0

The next chapter of HarmonyOS will begin with the 3.0 version, and the company will unveil this software at Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) on October 24. HarmonyOS 2.1 was expected to come with brand new features and improvements over the HarmonyOS 2.0.

HarmonyOS 3.0

However, more information about this launch is yet to come. Meanwhile, a report suggests that this new HM OS version will provide performance that is greater than the upcoming MIUI 13 and Flyme OS 2.0. Both of these user interfaces will run on Android 12.

No HarmonyOS 2.1?

The answer is – Yes! There’s no HarmonyOS 2.1 for now. Still, there could be anything is waiting for us to unravel in the coming months. It’s also possible that the Chinese tech giant sends this update for the older variants of Huawei models that have just begin to upgrade over the HarmonyOS 2.0.

HarmonyOS 2.1

Afterward, if the company wants to pursue this path then it could release the new features with HarmonyOS 3.0, which makes sense and will bring more joy for the existing HarmonyOS users in the Chinese market.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.