Huawei-owned Honor unveils new phones despite ongoing US trade dispute

Mail Online | 5/22/2019 | Victoria Bell For Mailonline
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Huawei-owned smartphone firm Honor has unveiled its next line-up of smartphones, despite uncertainty over the future of its devices.

An order from President Trump last week effectively banned technology firms from 'foreign adversaries' trading with US companies without approval.

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Google then confirmed it would stop supporting Android on Huawei and Honor devices, the software which powers both firms' phones.

The block means that new and yet-to-be-released Huawei and Honor phones are unlikely to be able to access Google apps as part of Android.

Honor - Line - Access - Google - Play

Although Honor says that their new line should have access to the Google Play Store as well as Google's other services, but future updates are less certain

A temporary license and grace period sanctioned by the US government will initially allow support for existing devices until August.

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At the launch, Honor boss George Zhao said regarding the ongoing trade row, 'no matter what happens' he believed that the firm can 'overcome it'.

Existing Huawei smartphone users will be able to update apps and push through security fixes, as well as update Google Play services.

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But when Google launches the next version of Android later this year, it may not be available on Huawei devices.

Effectively what this means is that future Huawei devices may no longer have apps such as YouTube and Maps.

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Even in the face of the blockade, the firm unveiled the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro last night, although neither phone yet has a confirmed release date.

The latest offering continues the winning trend of flagship hardware at more reasonable prices aimed at millennial smartphone users.

Company - Colours - Designs - AI - Quad

The company has chosen bright colours for the holographic designs, paired with a powerful 48MP AI Quad Camera.

The Pro supports up to 5x hybrid zoom, which uses the other cameras to fill in details beyond the optical zoom, and up to 30x digital zoom.

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