The first Nokia phone with HarmonyOS installed has leaked. And this could mean that Nokia might just be the first smartphone company to use Huawei’s HarmonyOS according to IT Home (in Chinese).

HarmonyOS has always been what Huawei needs to complete it’s ecosystem and most people don’t actually see it as direct competition to Android. After the US ban, left with fewer options, Hauwei had to accelerate the development of its own operating system.

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From what we’ve seen so far, the is is designed to work in multiple products. Even the first refrigerator powered by HarmonyOS has been released.

The Chinese tech giant officially launched the operating system on June 2nd and it has been installed in older Huawei smartphones. Newer Hauwei phones is expected to run the OS out of the box.

Huawei recently released the first HarmonyOS smartwatch and a 4G model of the Huawei Mate X2 running HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box.

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The absence of Google Mobile Services (GMS) in Huawei phones makes it less appealing in most regions. Since Hauwei phones can’t make use of Google Chrome, YouTube, Gmail, and Google maps, it’s very difficult for even tech analysts to recommend it in most region.

But the Hauwei Mobile System (HMS) is growing with its App Gallery having millions of users and developers.

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Nokia Phones with HarmonyOS coming later this year

In China, most people make use of Hauwei phones. This is because Google apps are blocked in that region. And it makes sense that Nokia would plan to use HarmonyOS to power its smartphones that will be used only in China.

According to new report, Nokia is planning on releasing Nokia X60 and X60 Pro in China later this year and both devices would run HarmonyOS out of the box.

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Some of the rumoured specs of the phones include: curved display, 6,000mAh battery, ZEISS-branded 200MP main sensor, 144HZ refresh rate, fast charging and  Qualcomm flagship chipset.

Other phones companies said to be in touch with Hauwei about using the HarmonyOS include: Meizu, OPPO, Xiaomi, and Vivo.

Android OS might be more popular than HarmonyOS out side China, but it seems the Huawei OS is very popular in China. And it make sense that phone companies in China is planning on using it to power the China model of their smartphones.

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