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Huawei reportedly working on a gaming console and a gaming laptop

Huawei is planning to take on Sony and Microsoft in the gaming console market
Huawei is planning to take on Sony and Microsoft in the gaming console market (image via cnet)
A Weibo leaker suggests that Huawei is working on a new gaming console called the MateStation. It could be launched alongside the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in China later this year. There is also a Huawei-branded gaming laptop in the works.

Huawei is still a relatively new player in the gaming laptop market, with the company primarily focusing on its MateBook line. It launched one gaming laptop in 2020 under the Honor brand, and that was the end of it. A new report from Weibo (via Huawei Central) tells us that Huawei plans to launch a gaming laptop in 2021. There's a Huawei-branded game console in the works too.

Huawei's decision to enter the lucrative gaming laptop market comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that it was restricted from sourcing Intel chips. However, the aforementioned restriction was only rumoured and not confirmed by either party. In all likelihood, Huawei is free to carry out business with both Intel and AMD for its gaming laptop.

Huawei's rumoured foray into the gaming console market is an interesting one. Its first-ever console, tentatively named the MateStation, could be launched alongside the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in China sometime in Q2 2021. It will probably rely on some of its in-house silicon to do the heavy lifting.

While the MateStation might not offer the same visual fidelity level as the PS5, it should serve as a locally-sourced alternative for the already scarce Sony and Microsoft consoles. Huawei already has a massive library of games baked into its GameCentre service that should keep player engaged.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-02-11 (Update: 2021-02-11)
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