The US sanctions and the component shortage forced Huawei to exclude the 5G support from its new flagship phones. This is the one reason, company’s recently launched P50 flagship has all the high-end features except for 5G.
However, recently surfaced information suggests that 5G may return back to Huawei flagship devices with Mate 50 in Q2, 2022. Adding to this, another source reveals that this could happen even sooner.
A well-known Weibo tipster has informed that Huawei phones’ lack of 5G won’t last until the middle of 2022. Therefore, 5G Huawei models may soon return for the consumers but there’s no specific date available.
Furthermore, it was also revealed that the price of the Huawei Mate 40 series will reduce, all thanks to the partial replacement of the accessories. Therefore, the company would be able to sell new models at slightly lower prices.
Price Hike in Second-hand market:
A previous report reveals that the price in the second-hand market touched its all-time high since the beginning of July. This price was expected to decrease with the launch of the Huawei P50 series but this increase hasn’t cooled down a bit.
In the market of second-hand products, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G was in demand over this time period. The growing demand lead increase in price, which was around 6,363 yuan at the end of July. This price was increased by 323 yuan compared to the price in early June.
While the two-year-old flagship, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G saw a price increase of 293 yuan compared with last month. This device has recorded a 7.71 increase and its current price in the second-hand market is around 4093 yuan.
Why Huawei no 5G:
The previous reports show that Huawei is facing 5G problems technically due to the 5G radio frequency, especially the filter. The wave devices are divided into two different categories as SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) and BAW (Bulk Acoustic Wave).
Most smartphone manufacturers try to use BAW filters in the 5G phones due to the advanced technology and enhanced performance. And the data shows that the Broadcom (AVAGO) of the United States covers around 87% of the market share, while the other US firm also has 8% share.
Moreover, the SAW market is also under the US and Japan. In 2018, the market share of the SAW market was almost in the favor of Japanese manufacturers. Murata of Japan took 47% share and the TDK had captured 21% share.
The data shows that the US has monopolized the core component of 5G. The core 5G radio filter chip is from the United States and due to the sanctions, it’s not possible for Huawei to use these parts in its own smartphones. Thus the Huawei P50 series comes in 4G options and the upcoming Nova 9 will also reportedly lack the 5G connectivity.
(Via – My drivers)