Today, September 15, the second round of US sanctions against Huawei took effect. From today on, key component suppliers as TSMC, Qualcomm, Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix will not be able to supply their products to the Chinese company. There remains a faint hope that they will still be able to obtain a license from the US Department of Commerce for the right to cooperate with Huawei. But it is unlikely that such a deal will happen soon.
Huawei is facing a tough struggle to survive and the worst is that at the moment the company does not have a clear plan to get out of the situation. Especially with regard to the supply of chips. At this stage, it is only busy looking for alternative suppliers in its homeland in China. Due to the inability to launch smartphones at full capacity, Huawei may soon focus on creating accessories, drivers for LED displays and electronics for cars.
Meanwhile, there is already a shortage of Huawei smartphones in stores. Stocks are about to run out and no new deliveries are expected. So, models of the Mate, Nova and P series may soon disappear from sale. Against the background of a shortage of devices, prices for used Huawei devices have grown.
Huawei Mate 40 may not arrive at global markets this year
Regarding the problems and the fate of Huawei, users are divided into two main camps: some believe that the company’s days in the smartphone market are numbered, others are confident that it will be able to cope with all the problems and will show the United States what it can do. In this situation, it remains for us to observe the development of events, as well as those new products that the company will release, including the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series.
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 the 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, the reputable insider Evan Blass has announced that the Huawei Mate 40 series will not be released this year. We’ll have to wait until 2021. 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. And, it does not expect a large demand for the flagships Mate 40. This was the reason that it has reduced orders for components for these smartphones by 30-40%.