There is no need to explain once again how difficult Huawei‘s situation is due to the US sanctions. The company is struggling as best it can and is slowly releasing new devices. So far, it does not work out very well, and only the Chinese market helps it stay afloat. This year the company managed to release the flagship Huawei P50 line but the update of the Mate family was postponed to the next year.
Nevertheless, the company did not abandon the idea of releasing a foldable smartphone. By the end of the year, it should release the Huawei Mate V, which will be similar in design to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Network insiders, unfortunately, do not have a lot of information about what the smartphone will be like. But the guys of LetsGoDigital managed to find the company’s patent; which may indicate which exterior will the Huawei Mate V get.
It is expected that the diagonal of the flexible panel will be 6.8 inches and there will also be a hole for the front camera. On the back, they will offer a 1.35-inch screen. They promise two versions of Huawei Mate V, differing in hardware platform – Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888. In both cases, these will be chips without support for fifth-generation networks. There is a possibility that Leica optics will be on the main camera, which will receive three image sensors.
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Huawei has decided to completely change its business model in order to survive under sanctions
When Huawei’s CFO and founder’s daughter Meng Wanzhou recently returned to China, Huawei’s heiress pledged to use the lessons of nearly three years of legal uncertainty in Canada to benefit her company.
“All despair and all difficulties, feelings of gratitude and emotions, steadfastness and responsibility will turn into an impulse to move forward, give rise to courage for our decisive struggle, ” she said, speaking to a crowd of fellow citizens who met her on the runway at Shenzhen Airport.
The result of the sanctions was extremely harsh. In the first six months of this year, the company’s revenue fell by almost 30% compared to the same period last year; and this is the largest drop in the company’s history. Huawei’s traditional business has been effectively disrupted; so the tech group is trying to “reinvent itself”. We are talking about abandoning the development and sale of smartphones and telecommunications equipment; which are being replaced by other areas that are less dependent on the import of semiconductors: cloud services and software for smart cars.
The company has doubled its own research and development to avoid the effects of US sanctions. Thanks to the investment, Huawei has every chance of becoming a leader in emerging 6G technologies; and then others will depend on its patents. and Huawei will get rid of technology imports from the United States. In essence, said Henk Koopmans, head of research and development at Huawei in the UK; the company is transforming into a “huge collection of startups.”