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- Huawei will reportedly kill one among its most premium smartphone series this 12 months.
- The Mate 50 flagships presumably received’t launch as a direct results of the US ban.
Huawei has been in turbulent waters ever for the reason that US began imposing multiple sanctions on it in 2019. After selling off Honor and falling out of the highest 5 smartphone makers’ record, the corporate is reportedly contemplating killing one among its flagship series this 12 months.
The Mate 50 lineup was anticipated to launch in September or October. However, Huawei has nonetheless not launched its P50 series which ought to have ideally launched by now on condition that the P40 series debuted in April final 12 months.
It appears like Huawei, like most different tech firms, is coping with the repercussions of the global chip shortage. Of course, it additionally doesn’t assist that the US has reduce off Huawei’s entry to international chipmakers that use or license US expertise.
If Huawei finally ends up killing the Mate flagships this 12 months, it’ll be a primary for the corporate for the reason that premium series launched in 2013.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro was probably the greatest all-around smartphones final 12 months, but it surely was marred by the dearth of Google providers. Even the P50 series received’t include Google apps on board, slimming its international prospects. Considering the circumstances, the dying of the Mate series, at the least for 2021, appears inevitable. Huawei, nonetheless, hasn’t confirmed the event formally so we’ll simply have to wait and see what occurs.