Huawei's next series of top matte phones is expected to be unveiled in the next few months. The latest rumors imply that one of these models may be equipped with a new alternative operating system based on Android.
The likelihood of such a scenario for the version of the phone you purchase is low. However, a member of SlashLeaks has provided information indicating that the Huawei Mate 30 Lite may be presented with a different operating system. This system is rumored to be called HongMeng OS and represents Huawei's attempt to replace Android on its devices. Huawei has said that it has been working on the development of this operating system for some time.
For now, all Huawei smartphones run on the Android operating system with the company's EMUI user interface, but HongMeng OS will be a completely new operating system that will run various applications and will likely not have access to Google services.
As a result of US sanctions against Huawei earlier this year, the company risks losing access to the Android platform. While the situation looks less dire for now, it is still unclear if Huawei will be able to continue using Google's operating system on its devices in the future. Therefore, the company will clearly look for alternative options.
It makes sense for Huawei to initially test its software in the Chinese market, perhaps starting with the more affordable models in its range rather than the flagship series. This is a logical approach.
As always, this information should be treated with caution. We can't confirm the source, and until we know Huawei's official plans, we can't be certain until the new Mate 30 series is officially unveiled later this year.