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U.S. sanctions created big difficulties for smartphone business and created component shortage: Huawei CBG Chief

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Recently, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Consumer Business Group at Huawei stated that after four rounds of US sanctions on Huawei, it creates difficulties in producing new products and running short on core components.

But, Huawei never gives up and still trying to overcome these issues. Amid US sanctions, the Chinese tech giant is still developing new smart products but many are suspended yet.

Additionally, he mentioned that the Huawei developer always innovated the products as per consumer’s needs and create high-quality goods to enhance the consumer experiences.

“Huawei’s Four rounds of sanctions in the United States have made our consumer business difficult. Seeking survival and development, this is the product we can still make. Our team has never forgotten to create high-quality goods, enhance the consumer experience, and truly create value for consumers!” said Yu

This story starts in May 2019, The United States government put a national security threat allegation on Huawei and added it into the entity-list so-called blacklist.

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This listing results banned Huawei to purchase the core smart products components and also restrict the American-based companies to supply. It was observed that the whole scenario is done to pull down the Chinese tech giant.

Not only in the component section, but it also prohibited the major Google Mobile Services (GMS) for Huawei. It was difficult to find an alternative to GMS and Huawei give birth to Huawei Mobile Service (HMS).

However, Huawei was still working with Android as it an open-source project and started launching its new products with Android and HMS as a replacement for GMS.

The major part of any smart device is its processor and the American govt seized the license of many chipmakers including Intel and dozens of others to continue business with Huawei.

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Eventually, the company has started facing a 5nm chipset shortage for Kirin processors, which will be the main reason behind the delay of new smart devices. In past months, some chip makers received the license to supply Huawei but only 4G components.

On the other hand, it was reported that Huawei has stocked some Kirin 9000 processors for its upcoming flagship products and trying to resolve these chipset issues ASAP.

According to the information, the effect of the US-China trade war was clearly visible throughout 2020. For a whole year, 330 million smartphone units were shipped, which has a decline of 11%. Last year, the performance of Huawei was rapidly decreased as well as the overall market recovery was stalled.

Aside from smart products, Huawei has stepped into the smart car industry and started collaborating with car manufacturing brands to equipped Huawei’s technologies in them and made a new way to originate profit for the company.

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Previously, Huawei said it needs to build the car to make money, the spare parts technologies are good enough. We just want to see the tigers fight from the mountain top, we don’t build cars.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Global smartphone sales declines 100 million units in May: Report

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The Globe is suffering from the COVID pandemic for the past two consecutive years and this heavy decline in smartphone market value and technology year on year. As per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales declines 4 percent month on month.

This monthly decline in smartphone sales highly drops the market value. Even after a ‘V’-shaped recovery in the year 2020, the market is not up like pre-pandemic. Meanwhile, as per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales decline by 4 percent every month.

On the other hand, while talking about the yearly declination the global smartphone market sale dropped by 10 percent year on year in May 2022 to 96 million units. This is a decrease from the for 2 consecutive past months and a decrease from the same period of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.

Reason for the downfall of Global smartphone market sales in May 2022:

In particular, the corona crisis has not been resolved at an extension but the smartphone market is still suffering from a slowdown in demand due to various factors such as inflation.

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Additionally, the negative outlook continues during the summer, but mainly with the normalization of China, the continuous improvement of the supply-demand balance of the technology supply chain, and the improved macro-economy with mid-peak inflation.

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Due to the environment, it is expected to improve gradually market value in the second half of the year, the time before going down again. The upcoming month can be marked as the promotional period of the smartphone market region-wise. Like,

  • 618 in China
  • August, Diwali in India
  • Christmas and New Year

The Director Tarun Pathak stated that:

The demand for a smartphone especially in the advanced economies is driven by replacement, which makes it a discretionary purchase. And inflationary pressures are leading to pessimistic consumer sentiment around the globe with people postponing non-essential purchases, including smartphones. The strengthening US dollar is also hurting emerging economies. A segment of consumers is likely to wait for seasonal promotions before purchasing to offset some of the cost pressures

(Source: Counterpoint)

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector has no waterfall design but a potential ‘notch’

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Huawei Mate 50 series is the next generation of Huawei flagship and the company has fastened up the pace to launch this smartphone lineup among consumers. The latest screen protector leak on this matter, suggests that Huawei Mate 50 Pro could leave the large waterfall design and may feature a notch system.

According to the information, a tipster from Weibo (8090DigitalMeishi) has shared a screen protector, which, according to the tipster, belongs to Huawei Mate 50. What’s more interesting is that the screen protector reveals some key information regarding the Mate 50 design, this includes the curvature on the left and right sides and a small cutout on the head.

By looking at the leaked Huawei Mate 50 Pro screen protector design, we can see that the curvature is not waterfall and it’s just a simplified version, similar to what we’ve seen in Mate 20 Pro. On the other hand, the cutout on the head could relate to the earpiece system, and not being confusing it’ll lead to the return of the Notch system.

Exploring further, the display has low bezels on each side, making the display more enjoyable but if Huawei is going to use the notch system then how much it would cover the display.

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Talking about the notch, the Huawei Mate 20 series was the first to adopt such a front camera design that houses different types of lenses. These are:

  1. A front camera
  2. Dot projector
  3. Flood Illuminator
  4. Proximity sensor
  5. Ambient light sensor
  6. IR Camera

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Yes, the notch is kind of sophisticated, and it was quite an impressive inspiration from Apple’s face id but there was some issue that has been found after the launch of the Mate 20 series, which has lowered, Huawei’s belief in this system. The Chinese tech maker pursuit the same concept on Mate 30 notch.

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Therefore, the company later focused on features such as a front depth camera and not face security. The Chinese tech maker has also made a revolution on the front camera gesture features, which have not been used before.

Huawei Mate 50 is far away from the launch date, but previous reports have speculated this phone series unveil in August. If you want to learn more about the Huawei Mate 50 series, check the article linked below.

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Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chipsets

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Samsung is celebrating its first-ever production of the 3nm process. Meanwhile, today, Samsung officially announced to begins the manufacturing of chips using a 3nm process with the advanced Gate-All-Around GAA transistor architecture.

The GAA technology is to use for the first time ever in the history of Samsung. It exceeds the execution boundary of FinFET and lowers the power supply voltage level to improve power efficiency, and at the same time improves the performance by increasing the drive current capacity.

Well, is known for being the world-leading semiconductor technology and this initiative makes them more popular among the world’s top semiconductor manufacturing companies.

The company plans to begin its first application based on nanosheet transistors with semiconductor chips for a high level of performance and power computing. Which will further expandable to smartphone processors.

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Samsung GAA technology:

The 3nm chips with Gate-All-Around transistor architecture are very beneficial for the following points including Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO),  and it helps increase power, performance, and area (PPA) benefits.

Additionally, the first generation of 3nm chips can decrease power consumption by up to 45% and improve performance by 23%. On the other hand, the second generation of the 3nm process reduced power consumption by up to 50%, and improved performance by 30%, notably the result are taken as compared by compared to the 5mn chips.

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  • 1st-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 45%, improve performance by 23% and reduce the area by 16%
  • 2nd-gen 3nm: reduce power consumption by up to 50%, improve performance by 30% and reduce the area by 35%

(Source: Samsung)

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