According to Chinese sources, mobile users looking to purchase the flagship models of Huawei and Apple this year are faced with a real problem. The Huawei Mate 40 and Apple 12 smartphones are simply out of stock.
The iPhone 12 and Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones are the first and so far the only devices on the market to feature flagship SoCs manufactured using a 5-nanometer process.
The competition has just begun, but none of the companies are reporting record sales or other successes. The reason is that both companies have increased demand, which they cannot yet meet.
Sun Yanbiao, dean of the First Research Institute of China’s Mobile Phone Industry, confirmed that the iPhone 12 and Huawei Mate 40 immediately became popular; but it is difficult to assess their achievements as smartphones are not in stores.
It is also reported that all smartphones of the Huawei Mate 40 line are sold in online stores and retail outlets immediately after arrival; and they do not linger in warehouses.
And if Apple has to resolve the supply issue in the coming months; Huawei may simply run out of Kirin 9000 SoC during this time.
Buy the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and get iPhone 12 for free in China
Back in October, Huawei unveiled the flagship line of smartphones, the Mate 40, which is in high demand, far exceeding supply. It is especially difficult to acquire the bigger models Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro +.
Chinese online store Huihuibao has announced an unprecedented promotion; a new batch of Huawei Mate 40 Pro will go on sale on November 26 at a price of $990. The first customers will receive an iPhone 12 as a gift.
We are talking about the version of Huawei Mate 40 Pro; which comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. As a gift, they give a 64GB version of the iPhone 12. The number of promotional kits will be limited; the iPhone 12 will reach those who manage to activate the published coupons and order the Mate 40 Pro.
It is worth mentioning that recently, DisplayMate posted its review of the iPhone 12 Pro Max; which won the “Best Smartphone Display” award.