Huawei could be allowed to continue releasing phones with standard microSD card support

Huawei could be allowed to continue releasing phones with standard microSD card support
The P30 and P30 Pro come with proprietary Nano Memory Card technology

Huawei has a long way to go before reassuring its customers and potential buyers of existing and future devices that everything will work out for the embattled Chinese tech giant, but the latest change operated to the official website of the SD Association suggests there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel for the world's second-largest smartphone vendor.

Mere days after contributing to Huawei's uncertain status in the global mobile industry by removing the company from an extensive list of around 1,000 members, the non-profit SD Card Association appears to have reversed its decision. As noticed by an eagle-eyed Redditor, Huawei's name is back on the aforementioned list, which probably means its smartphones and tablets will continue to support standards-compliant memory cards.

Of course, Huawei's seemingly reinstated SD Association membership could be revoked again at any point in the near or distant future, and something tells us that's exactly what's going to happen if no trade deal is reached between the US and China by the time Trump's reprieve is set to expire. In other words, this might not mean much as far as unreleased Huawei products are concerned.

On the bright side, as highlighted by a senior company executive just yesterday, "you don't need to be part of an alliance" to use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or storage expansion technologies. The SD Association is merely responsible with setting memory card standards aimed at simplifying the use and optimizing the performance of today's consumer electronics. 

A company like Huawei can choose (or be essentially forced) to develop its own non-standards-compliant technology. In fact, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro came with support for proprietary Nano Memory Cards, which could extend to all of the brand's phones before long.

That wouldn't be great news from a market fragmentation (or pricing) standpoint, but perhaps there's still hope Huawei will continue to be allowed to use standard microSD cards in its future phones, be them Android or Ark OS-powered.

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10 Comments

1. AlienKiss

Posts: 92; Member since: May 21, 2019

Who cares? Nobody's going to buy one of their spying replicas anymore after they got banned.. At least not in the US or Europe, which are the main markets.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Keep dreaming.

3. jojon

Posts: 431; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

,,,agreed

4. alanrock

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

speak for yourself.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 886; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

There's almost 4.5billion Asians. I think they will be fine in Asia, since that is the laregest market on earth.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Please show proof of spying. You've been found guilty with bans in these forums more than Hauwei has been found guilty for spying.

8. QuantumRazer

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

US has never been the main market for Huawei, what in the world are you even talking about..?

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I just hope that spyware allegations are true. If they’re not true Huawei could just show the source code to authorities - for some reasons they lock it up. That would raise red flags - so I understand this side of it. But if this is just an attempt to stifle competition by lobbyists - than this is wrong! There better be real evidence to this ban - otherwise I’ll go out of my way to buy a Huawei product on principle alone.

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