According to Huawei’s supply chain, they have delivered relevant parts and components for the Huawei P50 Series. However, Huawei’s order this time is much fewer than in previous years. Furthermore, its supply chain believes that the launch of the Huawei P50 series will delay. Apart from the Huawei P10 series that arrived in February, every other P flagship from Huawei launched in March / April.
A recent report claims that the Huawei P50 will launch in the last week of March. If this is the case, then we can not say there is a delay in its launch. A delay for the Huawei P50 series should be an April ending or May launch. According to @rodent950, the Huawei P50 series is ready for mass production. This series will have three models – Huawei P50, P50 Pro, and P50 Pro+.
The selling points of this series include screen quality, a new super-sensitive rear camera system, and brand new gaming features. While the Huawei P50 (standard model) will use the Kirin 9000E chip, the P50 Pro and P50 Pro+ will come with the Kirin 9000 SoC.
The Huawei P50 standard version will come with a 6.1-6.2 inch display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. However, the P50 Pro and P50 Pro+ will use a 6.6-inch and 6.8-inch display respectively. The refresh rate could be up to 120Hz.
Huawei cuts its phone component orders by more than half
Huawei is still facing the U.S. ban and its smartphone business is going down. The company has already sold its Honor sub-brand and it is no longer releasing phones as usual. Nevertheless, Huawei is not giving up just yet. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer will release a couple of flagships this year. According to recent reports, Huawei has notified its suppliers that orders for smartphone parts will drop by more than 60% in 2021. However, Huawei did not say why it is reducing its orders. According to Huawei, its orders for this year will be for 70 to 80 million smartphones. This is a far cry from the 189 million phones it shipped last year.
Not long ago, Canalys released the Q4 global smartphone shipment report for 2020. The data show that Huawei has fallen out of the top five. Although the mobile phone business is facing difficulties for the time being, Ren Zhengfei made it clear in a recent media interview that Huawei will never sell its smartphone business. “We can transfer 5G technology, but we will never sell the mobile phone business.”
Regarding chips, Ren Zhengfei believes that it must rely on globalization to solve the problem. He added “No matter what, we will never give up the idea of globalization. No matter how sanctions and blockades are, we will persist in globalization. When the global chip supply is surplus, someone will come to us to buy chips, I think there will be this era.”