Even since the United States government banned Huawei, the company has been under immense pressure. The situation is getting worse for the Chinese giant as the U.S. government keeps imposing more sanctions.
During the initial months of getting banned, the company managed to ship an impressive number of smartphone units, and ultimately became the leading smartphone brand globally. But now, the company is feeling the effect of the ban.
As per the report from DigiTimes, Huawei has lowered component orders for the next-generation of Mate-series flagship smartphones — Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro by 30 percent. This means that the company is expecting a significant drop in demand for the upcoming flagship smartphones.
So far, the company was banned from using Android and pre-installing Google’s apps and services on its devices. However, with the new sanctions getting in-effect this month, the company won’t be able to use U.S. technology to make its Kirin chipsets nor will it be able to procure chipsets from the likes of Qualcomm.
The company has reportedly stockpiled chipsets, which can be helpful for its survival for the next few months. But it remains to be seen what Huawei plans to do afterward. This will severely impact Huawei’s ability to compete in the market.
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It has already been confirmed that the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones will come powered by the company’s flagship Kirin 9000 SoC, which could be the last flagship chipset from the company.
As per the reports, the Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro could come with OLED panels with a dual punch-hole design, along with support for the 90Hz refresh rate. The Mate 40 may house a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ display, whereas the Mate 40 Pro could be equipped with a 6.78-inch Quad-HD+ display.
While the company has not yet announced anything related to the upcoming phones, we expect the Mate 40 series to go official later this month. If that’s the case, then we expect to hear from the company in the coming days.
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