Huawei is usually releasing new products twice per year. Part of the biannual release series tradition is the upcoming Huawei Mate 40. However, it seems like a long wait until the release of the next flagship. Why is that? Evan Blass shares his thoughts on Twitter.
According to the famous leaker, Huawei Mate 40 won’t come out this year. Chatting with Ross Young, a display analyst, he said the upcoming Huawei smartphone would be released in 2021. However, his information may apply only to the “retail release.” The actual Mate 40 debut might be this year in October, according to rumors.
The mobile phone company did not make any comments on rumors. However, they did mention an interesting thing. Huawei said it’s up to individual countries when they want to release the upcoming products. That means some markets may choose to deliver Mate 40 later than as soon as available.
Huawei’s chess move
The Mate 40 delay is not very clear at the moment. Is the release postponed to international markets only? Is it also delayed to China? The Mate 30 was available in the UK after almost five months from its initial debut. Therefore, China might use a different strategy for the upcoming Huawei releases. From a financial point of view, it would make a lot of sense since Huawei smartphones are very popular inside the border.
On the other hand, the whole postponing situation might be due to the US’s trade conflict. According to some June reports, the mobile phone company would delay the upcoming series production by two months due to this issue. The US trade ban situation is getting worse for the company. Suppliers like TSMC, LG, and SK Hynix might be restricted to Huawei starting this week.
Therefore, only 50 million units of smartphone shipments might be available next year. Compared to 2020, that’s 75% less.