Multiple Chinese sources have revealed today that Huawei is ready to launch devices with its HongMeng OS (expected to be named Ark OS for global markets) this October. The memo comes from Guo Mingxi, an analyst with Tianfeng International, who revealed Huawei will be ready to push the smartphones in the Fall.
However, they won’t be from the flagship series Mate 30, but are likely to be entry level to midrange phones for the Chinese market.
According to Global Times, the new OS was developed along with Tencent representatives, and Oppo and vivo were also present to test the new OS and found it some 60% faster than Google's Android.
The main reason for the rollout to take place first in China is that the OS would not meet the requirements of the International audience, so Huawei has to scale back a bit with the launch. Eventually, when Huawei’s ecosystem is developed, it will appear to global upper-tier units, like the eventual Mate 30 and P40 series.
The analyst also predicted that despite the troubles between the United States and China, Huawei will manage to surpass its 200 million milestone in shipments from 2018 and will push between 215 million and 225 million units, fortifying its second place in the world, even if it had to put on hold its aim to become the top manufacturer globally.