Huawei today unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0, a new and improved version of its homegrown operating system. The company has confirmed that it will be launching its first phones powered by HarmonyOS 2.0 in 2021.
As per a new report, Samsung and LG will no longer supply display panels to Huawei due to the recent U.S. sanctions. Huawei is now said to be testing display panels from Chinese suppliers like Visionox, Tianma, and CSOT.
Huawei faces new, tougher restrictions from the U.S. as the country now bars trade carried out through Huawei-affiliates. The rule change is intended to “prevent Huawei from circumventing U.S. law through alternative chip production and provision of off-the-shelf chips.”
Huawei's global ambitions have taken a downturn because of the U.S. trade ban, but the brand is stronger than ever. In fact, Huawei just overtook Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 2020. To understand how Huawei managed to do this, we'll have to look to the Chinese market.
Huawei continued to dominate the Chinese smartphone market in the second quarter of the year and overtook Samsung as the world’s largest smartphone maker. According to Canalys, the company shipped 55.8 million smartphones in Q2 2020.