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Huawei postpones Singapore launch of MateBook “until further notice,” tech war continues

While the laptops’ launch was postponed, Huawei confirmed that the new colour variant of its popular smartphone, the P30 Pro will be available starting May 30

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Singapore – With the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China as well as the ban placed on Huawei, the Chinese tech brand has started to postpone product launches.

Huawei users and those keen on making the switch to the brand will have to wait a bit more because the launch of the much-awaited Huawei laptops in Singapore has been “put on hold until further notice.”

The Huawei MateBook 13 and Huawei MateBook X Pro were initially planned to be released on May 30, 2019, at all Huawei Concept Stores, official online sites on Lazada and selected retailers.

Photo: provided by Huawei

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Managing Director or Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore said, “We are excited to introduce our latest range of laptops in Singapore featuring premium aesthetics and powerful performance. In recent years, we have experienced double-digit growth locally which signifies a strong customer base with an appetite for innovative, high-quality products. As we continue to look at ways to expand our product offerings in the market, we want our customers to enjoy a seamless interconnected user experience within the product ecosystem.”

While the laptops’ launch was postponed, Huawei confirmed that the new colour variant of its popular smartphone, the P30 Pro will be available starting May 30. In response to the successful launch in Singapore last month, Huawei is introducing the P30 Pro in Amber Sunrise.

Photo: provided by Huawei

Take a glimpse at the recommended retail price of the MateBook 13, MateBook X Pro and new P30 Pro below.

Photo: provided by Huawei

Amidst the ban and loss of service providers, Huawei remains undaunted and has since announced its own operating system called Hongmeng and app store.

Technode noted that the OS will be beyond an Android substitute and will integrate 5G, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), autonomous vehicles (AV) and more to create the “next generation operating system.”

“The Huawei OS is likely to hit the market as soon as this fall, and no later than spring next year,” said Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu.

As the tech war continues, many are eager for the G20 summit set to happen in late June when the U.S and Chinese presidents meet.

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