Although Huawei’s smartphone system has encountered unprecedented difficulties this year and has just made strategic adjustments, it does not seem to affect the preparation of new products. According to news from Korean media, Huawei will launch the P50 series of flagship phones in the first half of next year as scheduled.
At present, Samsung Display and LG Display have begun preparations for the supply of OLED screens.
Reports revealed that the launch of the Huawei P50 has been scheduled. But there is still no news about the next generation of Mate. Not surprisingly, the P50 series will still sport Kirin 9000 processors. According to Huawei’s statement at the Mate 40 series conference, this is the first 5nm 5G SoC with 30% more transistors than the A14 on the iPhone 12.
Earlier this month, Huawei sold its Honor sub-brand. Honor posts around 70 million units of smartphones a year. So many were thinking Huawei is giving up its smartphone business.
Wan Biao, COO of Huawei’s consumer business, recently joined Honor as chairman of the board. And Huawei said it won’t have any participation in the management of Honor. Huawei is effectively saying goodbye to one of its core managerial personnel with Wan’s transfer to Honor.
The Chinese company had been catching up fast in the lucrative premium smartphone sector prior to US sanctions. Huawei said it shipped 44 million units of P and Mate series smartphones in 2019. This is near level with Samsung’s shipment of its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, which combined was 45 million units, in 2019.