Huawei to lower its smartphone shipment goal in 2020 due to US trade restriction, says internal source
In 2019, Huawei smartphone shipment reached 240 million units with a year-on-year increase of 20% but the trade restriction from the US remains a big challenge, which may lead to lower shipment goals for this year, says an industry insider.
Huawei is conservative about the outlook for its smartphone shipments in 2020 and is likely to set its shipment goal for the year 30 million units below compared to 2019, according to industry sources (via Digitimes).
In May 2019, Huawei restricted from purchasing US technologies including the processors and software services Google’s GMS (Google Mobile Service), which majorly affects its smartphone consumers outside of the Chinese market.
“In 2020, we will continue to remain on the US Entity List. We won’t grow as rapidly as we did in the first half of 2019, growth that continued throughout the year owing to sheer momentum in the market. It’s going to be a difficult year for us.” Says Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman.
To prepare an alternative the GMS, Huawei has started developing the ecosystem for Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to sell smart devices outside of China and in 2020, the company has promised to go all out to build the HMS ecosystem so it can ensure overseas smartphone shipment.
Currently, Huawei’s performance in the domestic market is still robust and rising market share day by day. In 2020, Huawei will likely focus more on 5G smartphones to get extra shipment numbers to maintain its position as the second-largest smartphone maker.
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Huawei P60 Pro unboxing video shows amazing flagship
We’re just a few days away from the Huawei P60 series launch and a new unboxing video of the Huawei P60 Pro version appeared with the revelation of various amazing design specs.
Let’s dive into the unboxing video.
The unboxing video shows the Huawei P60 Pro version with a white color retail box. It has a “Huawei P60 Pro” label and XMAGE branding, as well as a proud logo of Kunlun glass. The retail box is also carved with “powered by HarmonyOS” at the bottom.
The box is simple and the first view lands on the brand-new camera system. The light goes through that large ring in the middle. The side has a shiny frame and silver-coated volume as well as the power button with a red indicator.
The tile-like texture produces a matte touch on the rear side, which is looking absolutely beautiful. This is a new change in the P-series design scheme.
The next scene draws us to the front with that large screen and curved edges. With a closer look, we’ve found that it’s a quad curve display and first used in the P40 Pro. The next shot demonstrates the screen’s durability of Kunlun glass.
While the last frame comes towards us with a boot screen including Huawei and HarmonyOS start the animation.
This unboxing gives us our first look at the Huawei P60 series and the disclosure of information in the video are awesome from every perspective. Especially the rear material is something entirely different than the P50 Pro.
Also, the camera system has a white color, which perfectly blends into the rear case. Huawei P60 Pro camera also has a round camera on the top and a rectangular round shape periscope zoom on the bottom.
This phone is amazing and we want to you check the entire video below.
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— Deng Li (@MrDengLi) March 20, 2023
More live shots of Huawei FreeBuds 5 shows two beautiful colors
All Huawei devices for Huawei Spring 2023 Spring New Flagship Launch Conference will come with new specialties including the Huawei FreeBuds 5 and which is now leaked in new live shots.
The new live shots of Huawei FreeBuds 5 show the upcoming wireless earbuds in two beautiful colors – Black and White. These are built with shiny material and look amazing with that charging box.
These images show various aspects of the FreeBuds 5 and the craftsmanship Huawei has involved in the making. There are several microphones added to amplify the voice and provide a new active noise cancellation experience.
Moreover, the charging box has a different shape than the Huawei FreeBuds 4 with a round pebble-like appearance.
Earlier today, a leak about its retail box showed that the Huawei FreeBuds 5 comes with a full-surface streamlined design. It shows that the earbuds are connected from top to bottom and it provides a great grip in your ear.
For now, we’ve not seen such design the earbuds from other companies. However, these new ones are unique on their own.
The retail box reveals important hardware changes including a super magnetic surge unit, which may provide better bass for you to enjoy the music. Also, it has a fast charger to provide rapid recharge for your music or calling session.
The scale weight measurement found that one earpiece of FreeBuds 5 weighs 5.5 grams as compared to FreeBuds weighing 4.1 grams. The weight of the charging box is 44.4 grams, which is increased in comparison to the FreeBuds 4 at 38 grams. Looking at the improvements, these earbuds may run up to 5 hours on a single charge for both earpieces.
This pair of earbuds has so many exciting features and we can see them all unveiling on March 23.
Huawei P60 series exceeds 200000 reservations
Huawei P60 is a popular flagship and it will unveil on March 23. Ahead of that, Huawei P60 Series has received massive growth in reservations, reaching 200000+ within a few days.
According to the information, the official Vmall and Tmall store reservations show that the Huawei P60 series has surpassed 200000 overall, which shows its hot demand. For your information, Huawei only announced the reservation a few days ago in China.
This is a big milestone for the upcoming flagship and reveals positive customer feedback as well as anticipation in the air of the launch of the Huawei P60 models.
Huawei P60 series:
On March 13, Huawei officially started to promote the Huawei P60 series via the Weibo channel. It is confirmed this phone is coming alongside the Huawei Mate X3 foldable. However, the company has many other products scheduled for the conference.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong is also participating to generate good hype for this P-series device. He shared some camera samples of the P60 series that show the new zoom capability along with the clarity that it provides. That’s not it, the phone can shoot powerful sunset scenes.
Past information indicates that the RYYB color array is making a comeback. This tech was first used in Huawei P30 Pro and helps the sensor intake extra brightness to capture light-rich details images.
The variable aperture is also coming with these P labeled models, which helps users to switch between the largest f/1.4 to f/4.0 for various types of photography.
Furthermore, XMAGE is a brand new software change that Huawei has featured right in the camera module, which is different from Huawei Mate 50 Pro. We are expecting some major improvements in the image processing algorithm and night mode in the new Huawei P60 series.
This has immense capabilities and there are many things awaits for us on the launch conference.