Huawei is primarily identified for its smartphones and networking gear and sadly, each these segments are below a scanner because of the ban placed by the US government. A lot in order that it needed to sell off its sub-brand Honor line up and has been in talks to sell off its premium smartphone line up too.
And whereas the way forward for this Chinese language expertise large nonetheless looks gloomy, reviews recommend that the corporate is trying to open one other avenue to supply competitors to its US counterparts.
HuaweiCentral has spotted a tipster who has hinted that the corporate is certainly trying to enterprise into the PC and console gaming part. It’s reportedly planning so as to add a gaming laptop computer to its line up and appears to observe it up with a gaming console to tackle the likes of Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.
For the reason that launch should be far off, Huawei has not introduced any teaser marketing campaign or hasn’t revealed any such plans. Nevertheless, launching a gaming laptop computer appears to be the subsequent most sensible answer for the corporate because it already has a laptop computer lineup known as Matebook. The report additionally means that this laptop computer was initially aimed to be launched final 12 months however someway acquired delayed.
Gaming console appears attention-grabbing
Again in 2014, Huawei did launch an Android-powered gaming console known as Tron Console. It was powered by Nvidia Tegra 4 and ran on Android 4.2, Jelly Bean. And Huawei was not the one firm to take action. Many different expertise corporations and startups launched related gaming consoles to make the most of Android’s app ecosystem however all failed.
Therefore, a full-fledged gaming console is the precise strategy to go about it and in line with the report, the one which Huawei is planning will not be a transportable one like Nintendo Switch.
That mentioned since these are early days, there’s not a lot info out there at this level. So, allow us to wait a bit extra relatively than making assumptions.
However how will Huawei safe provides?
It was reported that Huawei did supply quite a lot of parts from its US-based expertise companions earlier than its supplies were cut off, nonetheless, these provides would possibly ultimately dry up. Therefore launching a brand new console could possibly be tough till and except Huawei customizes its silicon to make it prepared for heavy-duty gaming.
This nonetheless will go away a giant query mark on the software program entrance. It’s protected to imagine that the corporate could solely introduce the console in its house nation; it already has a large following there.
Additional, it will likely be simpler for Huawei to collaborate with different Chinese language distributors in addition to gaming corporations to customise content material for the native viewers.
Although as talked about above, the image will solely be clear once we get some extra details about Huawei’s plans. Until then allow us to wait.