Huawei is bringing the P50 to South Africa in 2022

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Huawei is bringing the P50 to South Africa in 2022

Huawei will be bringing a range of new products to South Africa in 2022, including its flagship P50 series smartphones.

That is the word from former Huawei South Africa consumer business CTO Ahkram Mohamed, who recently spoke to MyBroadband before switching to become chief cybersecurity and privacy officer.

Moving away from its early days as a maker of only routers and radio network equipment, Huawei's P-series established the brand as a serious player in the high-end smartphone market globally and in South Africa.
 
I honestly thought i could get away without GMS when i got my Mate 40 Pro. but so many apps are not working as they should. For one.. i'm not receiving any sms notifications from my banking app. Could name a dozen 3de party apps not working without GMS. And still no away around this according to XDA Developers there is no fix in sight.
My biggest mistake in an upgrade so far.
 
I'm still waiting for their OS. A potential game changer with the right handset pricing. Android wil always rule the roost but an alternate is appreciated.
 
On the big side of things, huawei are sending all their big staff back to China and closing most of their offices locally in Gauteng. Well they own a whole office park, it's a pitty the company is losing business
 
I'm still waiting for their OS. A potential game changer with the right handset pricing. Android wil always rule the roost but an alternate is appreciated.

Its just a reskinned android version with no google services. Seems they are getting there with creating clones of most of those services and if your apps are even remotely popular they will throw a lot of help your way to port them over. I wouldnt get the first round of devices but I'm sure by middle next year they will have most of the issues resolved.
 
I was recently looking for new phones for both myself and my wife and strongly considered the P40 lite for the both of us. In the end the absence of GMS was simply one hurdle too far
 
Its just a reskinned android version with no google services. Seems they are getting there with creating clones of most of those services and if your apps are even remotely popular they will throw a lot of help your way to port them over. I wouldnt get the first round of devices but I'm sure by middle next year they will have most of the issues resolved.
As long as Harmony OS is functional and seeming to get better with time. The key for me is the handset pricing. If they chase revenue than I just don't see how they'll offer competitive pricing considering the lack of Google support.

An aggressive pursuit of market share though could see some real nice bargains on offer. And this approach can always be tailored to chase revenue later on when people are committed to the Harmony OS.
 
No GMS, no [new] Huawei. Still on my 4 year old Mate 10 Pro.
I don't see myself upgrading anytime soon.
 
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