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Huawei expected to launch its first gaming console and a laptop this year

It has been added that the firm could be working on a gaming console as well. However, the details are scarce at the moment and it can’t be said for sure what kind of platform it will be.Speculations are that it might not be a Nintendo Switch rival but a rather heavy-spec featuring console.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Feb 11 2021, 18:52 IST
Huawei laptop.
Huawei laptop. (Unsplash)
Huawei laptop.
Huawei laptop. (Unsplash)

Looks like Huawei is getting serious in the gaming sector. The Chinese tech firm is rumoured to launch a new gaming laptop. It's worth adding that the company has already launched a gaming laptop in the form of Honor Hunter V700 but that falls under ‘Honor', a brand from which Huawei parted ways last year in order to keep the business running. According to a post on Weibo (via GSMArena), the laptop is expected to arrive this year itself.

It has been added that the firm could be working on a gaming console as well. However, the details are scarce at the moment and it can't be said for sure what kind of platform it will be.Speculations are that it might not be a Nintendo Switch rival but a rather heavy-spec featuring console.

Also read: Huawei CEO confirms he won't sell smartphone business, praises iPhone 12

Rumours and speculations add that Huawei could use its own HiSilicon chips. The company's HiSilicon Kunpeng 920 chip is based on ARM and has already featured in the MateStation B515 computer with AMD Radeon 430 GPU. If the company replaces it with a more powerful Radeon GPU, they might end up making a powerful gaming console.

But the question on what software will be used, still remains.

Nonetheless, this won't be Huawei's first time in the gaming industry. The firm has already launched its GameCenter gaming hub built on top of Huawei Media Services for Android.

Meanwhile, Huawei CEO has announced that the company won't be selling their smartphone business, something which was rumoured since months. In his first appearance before the international media in over a year, Zhengfei added that the Chinese tech giant hopes to do business with American companies for components and telecommunications equipment and improve China-US relations.

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First Published Date: 11 Feb, 18:52 IST
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