Does Huawei’s New Smartphone Challenger To Apple Stand A Chance? – News18

Last Updated: September 11, 2023, 08:30 IST

Huawei has faced issues selling its products in global markets since the ban

Huawei has confronted points promoting its merchandise in international markets because the ban

China’s Huawei has drawn international consideration for holding expertise in its new cellphone that implies the nation has managed to beat U.S. sanctions to rival Apple.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: A brand new sequence of smartphones launched by China’s Huawei Technologies has drawn international consideration for holding expertise that signifies the corporate has managed to beat U.S. sanctions and will come again as a rival to Apple

In late August, the corporate unveiled the Mate 60 and Mate 60 Pro, and on Friday launched two extra smartphones, the Mate X5 which is a brand new model of its foldable telephones, and the Mate 60 Pro+. The Mate 60 is priced from 5,999 yuan ($817.70), the identical as Apple’s iPhone 14 in China.

Here are some key issues to learn about Huawei’s new telephones, their suppliers, and what they might imply for the world’s largest smartphone market:


Huawei has primarily marketed the smartphones’ means to help satellite tv for pc communications which permit customers to put calls or ship messages even in areas the place there are not any cellular indicators or web, equivalent to on mountains or at sea.

It has not disclosed particulars of the chips used, however evaluation agency TechInsights has discovered that the cellphone is powered by a brand new Kirin 9000s chip that was made in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC).

Speed assessments shared by consumers on Chinese social media have advised that the Mate 60 Pro is able to obtain speeds exceeding these of prime line 5G telephones.

Chinese consumers evaluating the telephones to Apple’s newest iPhone 14 have posted evaluations on-line saying they’ve comparable specs like storage and reminiscence. Huawei’s launch additionally comes days earlier than Apple is predicted to launch its new iPhone 15 on Sept. 12.


Huawei has not formally named the suppliers for the telephones’ parts, although aside from SMIC, TechInsights additionally stated it discovered South Korea’s SK Hynix’s DRAM and NAND parts within the cellphone.

SK Hynix, which stated it stopped doing enterprise with Huawei because the United States launched restrictions on the agency in 2019, has stated it’s investigating.

The Mate 60 Pro comprises extra Chinese-made chip parts than earlier fashions, TechInsights additionally stated.

Lists of doable Chinese suppliers have been broadly circulated on-line, with shares of firms touted as doable candidates hovering on the hypothesis.

Most of those are present suppliers to Huawei. Shares in Dongguan Chitwing Technology Co. Ltd, which makes molds, for example rose by the day by day upward restrict of 10% within the days after Huawei’s launch. It didn’t reply to a Reuters’ request for remark.

Suzhou-based show maker Visionox Technology, whose shares have risen by 15% because the new smartphones had been launched on Aug. 29, informed Reuters it was a provider for the brand new Mate 60 sequence.


Huawei was as soon as the world’s largest smartphone agency by gross sales however noticed its market share steadily hunch after the United States reduce its entry to chip-making instruments important for producing probably the most superior handset fashions. The firm was left solely in a position to promote restricted batches of 5G fashions utilizing stockpiled chips.

Its market share in China, the world’s largest smartphone market, has fallen to 11% thus far this yr in comparison with 27% in 2020, partially additionally as a result of its transfer to promote its funds model Honor in what it described then as a bid to make sure its survival.

The U.S. restrictions left Apple as the principle maker of premium smartphones in China. Over the identical interval, Apple’s market share in China rose to 19% from 11%,based on information from analysis agency Counterpoint.

Analysts say the Mate 60 would possibly mark Huawei’s comeback as a rival, with gross sales helped by patriotic fervor as state media and web customers cheer the launch as a blow in opposition to the United States amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities, stated he expects the Mate 60 Pro to ship between 5.5 to six million items for the second half of this yr, up 20% from beforehand deliberate volumes.

And cumulative shipments of Mate 60 Pro might attain at the least 12 million items 12 months after launch, based on Kuo.

(This story has been edited by News18 workers and is printed from a syndicated news company feed – Reuters)

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