Huawei will be launching the flagship Mate 40 series in the next couple of months. However, the recent trademarks also hint the company will be unveiling much more than just a couple of smartphones. Now, the company trademarked a new name with the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) called “Huawei MateHome.”
The company applied for the trademark on March 4, 2019, and was granted exclusive rights from October 14, 2019 to October 13, 2029. To date, the company hasn’t revealed any information about the MateHome.
Huawei MateHome could be an app for controlling smart home devices
As per the rumors, the Huawei MateHome could be the name of an app. It might help in setting up and controlling the smart home devices from Huawei smartphones. Expect this to be an alternative to the Google Home app on its smartphones. If you didn’t know, Huawei has been selling smart home devices for many years.
Moreover, the current Huawei smart home devices can be controlled using the Huawei AI Life app on Android smartphones and Huawei SmartHome app on iPhones. During the upcoming Mate 40 series launch, Huawei could also announce the renaming of both these apps as “Huawei MateHome.”
Expect to see more IoT devices powered by Huawei HiLink protocol
With no Google Mobile Services (GMS) support, Huawei smartphone users can’t access the smart home devices powered by Google Assistant. To overcome this, the company might focus more on the Huawei HiLink protocol to power the IoT devices that can be controlled using this new MateHome app.
In the global markets, the success will mainly depend on the support from third-party manufacturers. Currently, there aren’t many devices that support the proprietary HiLink protocol. Since there is no official confirmation yet, take these details with a pinch of salt.
Last month, the company also filed a trademark for the name Huawei MateStation. The MateStation is rumored to be a Samsung DeX-like service for accessing Desktop UI on Huawei smartphones and tablets by connecting to a monitor. We should be knowing details about these details in the next couple of weeks.
Along with the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and Mate 40 Pro Porsche Design, Huawei will also launch the successor to the Mate X foldable smartphone. Furthermore, the company might even introduce the new HiSilicon Kirin 1000 chipset built using the 5nm process by TSMC. Based on the rumors, it could be the last-ever Kirin chipset to be produced.