Huawei is still looking for viable ways of circumventing the American ban. However, until it finds a way out, its smartphone business is on the brink of extinction. There are reports that the Huawei Mate 40 series release will be significantly delayed due to the U.S. ban. In addition, the latest report claims that Huawei’s next foldable phone, Huawei Mate X2, will be delayed until next year. According to DisplaySearch and DSCC boss, Ross Young, it should not be surprising that the Mate X2 will not arrive this year.
The Huawei Mate X officially hit the market on November 15, 2019. Therefore, there have been speculations that the Huawei Mate X2 will officially hit the market at the end of the year. Earlier, Ross Young also stated that Huawei Mate X2 will adopt an inward folding design like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. However, this device will not use an ultra-thin glass layer and will use Samsung’s flexible panel.
According to previous reports, Huawei Mate X2 may arrive with Kirin 1000 (Kirin 9000) chips. It will have 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256/512GB storage specifications. On the camera side, it will have up to six lenses. This smartphone will come with a 40-megapixel main camera and a 40-megapixel wide-angle lens. Other sensors will include a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 5-megapixel sensor. It will also support a 3x optical zoom.
Huawei Mate 40 may not arrive at global markets this year
One of the main premieres of Huawei and the industry as a whole in the second half of this year will be the release of the flagships of the Mate 40 series. Rumor has it that the announcement of these devices will take place no earlier than November this year. Huawei itself remains calm and urges its fans to wait a bit, promising that the premiere will take place as scheduled. But at the same time, it does not specify when it will happen.
Meanwhile, Evan Blass has announced that the Huawei Mate 40 series will not be released this year. However, he did not specify whether he was talking about the global market or the Chinese market. Maybe, the announcement of the new devices will take place in China this year. But they will enter the global market only next year. Rumor has it that Huawei is soberly assessing the situation. Also, it does not expect a large demand for the flagships Mate 40.
On the charging end, speculations have it that we should expect a 65W fast charge capacity. While the inner display will be 8.03 inches, and the outer screen is 4.5 inches. Due to the new ban issued by the US Department of Commerce in August, the semiconductor industry has basically been unable to provide Huawei and its subsidiaries with products, including various chips.