Weibo leak claims Huawei could launch gaming laptops and console
A tipster on Chinese microblogging site Weibo claims Huawei could produce gaming laptops and a gaming console. This will be the first time the company is seriously planning to enter the gaming hardware market. In 2020, Honor launched the Hunter V700 Gaming Laptop. This was before Honor separated from Huawei. The rumored gaming console could compete with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X.
Tomato Prince's uncorroborated claim on Weibo suggests the notebook will be released before the console. It is possible Huawei's rumored gaming laptop coming this year will feature the company's own silicon designs and technology. There are no details regarding the platform on which Huawei's console will be based. From comparisons drawn to the PS5, it is likely the high-end device won't be ARM-based.
AMD could contribute components to Huawei's console as it had partnered with Honor while it was still under Huawei. Huawei could consider using its own chips or a custom-designed SoC from AMD (found in the PS5 or Xbox Series X) for its console as well. Also, its HiSilicon Kunpeng 920 chip paired with a powerful Radeon GPU could be a decent starting point.
It is worth noting that Huawei already has GameCenter built on Huawei Media Services for Android. This increases the likelihood that an upcoming console will be Android-based, with a line-up of titles playable on launch day. We sincerely hope the rumored console will be better than Huawei's Tron mini-console from 2014. It was powered by a quad-core Tegra 4 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Huawei sold off its sub-brand Honor due to the US business ban. By making Honor a separate company, it hopes that it can retain access to vital technology from American companies. Meanwhile, the Honor Hunter V700 is available with a 10th-gen Intel i5 or i7 CPU mated to an NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti or an RTX 2060 graphics card.