On Friday, the 26th of July 2019, world’s No. 1 telecommunication equipment manufacturer and the second-largest smartphone vendor behind South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, had rolled out its first fifth-generation smartphone for Chinese market saying that the company would soon launch its Smart TVs instrumented with its own Hongmeng OS.
In point of fact, Friday’s (July 26th) release of its fifth-generation phone Mate 20 X 5G, had been Huawei’s first smartphone for the Chinese market. Nonetheless, Huawei, which had been scuffling amid a raft of stiffer US sanction including a ban on its US suppliers aimed at preventing them from exercising exports of critical tech materials to the Chinese tech conglomerate to disrupt its global supply chains and to cripple operations, had priced its first China fifth-generation smartphone at $901 or 6,199 Chinese Yuan.
Aside from that, Huawei Technologies had also been quoted saying on Friday (July 26th) following launch of its Mate 20 X 5G at its Shenzhen headquarter that the company would unleash a Television-like products based on its proprietary Hongmeng OS called as “smart screens” as early as next month, China’s state-controlled news agency, Xinhua reported on Saturday (July 27th).
Nonetheless, despite a chorus of optimism over its Hongmeng OS, which was expected to be free from any kind of third-party software usually endorsed by the Operating System manufacturer such as Google Play Store and other google apps in Google’s Android OS-run smartphones.