Huawei Mate 50 is the next Huawei flagship that we may not see this year, instead, Huawei could bring this new smartphone by early 2022. Meanwhile, the company is working to resolve its supply chain issues and moving forward with an agenda to keep gather resources to build new devices.
Recently, a well-known Weibo tipster – PengPeng has come up with insights on the progress that Huawei has made for the Huawei Mate 50. The tipster says that the Huawei Mate 50 device has made a major breakthrough in terms of supply chain and will launch as scheduled by the company.
Aside from Huawei Mate 50 supply, that’s all that has been revealed by the tipster and the rest remains unknown at the moment. In the meantime, Huawei has not announced any details on the launch of such devices at the moment.
Shortage of Chip:
After U.S. sanctions in May 2019, Huawei has to face rounds of restrictions that prohibit the company from purchasing new U.S. technologies and harms Huawei’s interest to build new devices for the consumers.
The biggest issue that has been generated by the U.S. restriction is the shortage of important chipsets for both smartphones and network equipment. Talking specifically, the company has been outcasted from the top 5 global smartphone makers.
Thereafter, the Chinese tech giant has decided to launch as many as decide possible and prepare to survive in this harsh climate created by the U.S. government.
Amid all of these assumptions and leaks, 113 suppliers have obtained export licenses worth 61 billion U.S. dollars, allowing them to supply Huawei. On the other hand, china’s SMIC suppliers have obtained 188 licenses worth about 42 billion U.S. dollars.
Over 90% of the license applications submitted by SMIC’s suppliers were approved, and 69% of the license requests submitted by suppliers that shipped to Huawei were approved.
Of course, most of the licenses obtained by the supply chain are for non-sensitive products. For example, 80 of the 113 licenses obtained by Huawei’s US supply chain members and 121 of the 188 licenses approved by SMIC suppliers are not supplying licenses for sensitive products.
Although, the information about these licenses remains undisclosed but this is a major development for the Chinese tech maker that could help it to produce more new products.
(via – ithome)