Although Huawei has denied plans to sell its mobile phone business, the development of its new Mate series seems to have encountered difficulties. According to the news disclosed by netizens on Weibo, Huawei’s Mate 50 series project is in a suspended state. Although there is no plan to cancel it, at least whether it can be released as scheduled this fall is still a question mark. At the same time, in response to the rumors that Huawei is selling high-end P series and Mate series brands, some insiders said that this will be a bit brighter in March. At present, the HiSilicon team has lost a large number of members. Therefore, there is still a possibility that Huawei will eventually sell its mobile phone business.
Huawei Mate 50 series projects shut down
Earlier news from Tencent’s “Deep Web” reported that Huawei has not stopped the research and development of the P series and Mate series, and subsequent models such as Huawei P50 and Mate50 will be released. However, it now seems that the situation has changed a bit.Huawei’s Mate 50 project has been suspended, and in a subsequent update, it said: “Shut down, many are gone,” but at least it still indicates that the new series of machines will be available. Great difficulties have been encountered during development, which may even affect future official releases.
Although it is still unclear why the Huawei Mate 50 series project was shut down, it is expected to be directly related to the shortage of chips. Earlier, people familiar with Huawei’s insider revealed to the “Deep Web” that Huawei’s strategy in the mobile phone business is basically to extend the life cycle of the mobile phone business indefinitely with limited chips. However, it now seems that Huawei may have other considerations, not only that the chip may not be enough to support the sales of the new flagship, but also the change in its attitude towards the sale of mobile phones.
May have an eyebrow in March
It is worth noting that, in response to Huawei’s denial of selling its mobile phone business, some industry insiders said that Huawei has no need to refute rumors. After all, the news comes from Reuters, not some gossip. And based on what I know, this matter (Huawei’s sale of mobile phone business) will be a bit brighter in March. In other words, the relevant negotiations are going on for several months as reported, and perhaps it will not be until March this year that there will be more precise information on whether Huawei will sell its mobile phone business.
In addition, the industry insider also revealed that the HiSilicon team has lost a large amount of personnel. You can see the microcosm of the HiSilicon team in Spreadtrum, and OPPO has also poached many developers. From this point of view, Huawei is indeed shifting its business focus. Five industries, including PC & tablet industry, HD industry, wearable & audio industry, smart selection IOT industry, and mobile phone industry, will be the core business scope of Huawei in the future.
Huawei P50 series are not stocked much
Of course, although the above statement comes from reliable sources, and even Honor has refuted rumors many times before independence, there are still many variables in the final result. It may be as mentioned earlier that it may not be a little eye-catching until March. Fortunately, there is still some time before the negotiation is reached, so some of Huawei’s established new phone projects will still appear as scheduled. For example, it will launch a new folding screen phone in February, and then release the Huawei P50 series in the spring, but it is said that there are not many stocks. .
As for the Huawei nova series will still be retained, it is still unknown what kind of chip will be used in the end, and there is also news that Huawei Mate 50 series may have it, but it depends on whether the chip is sufficient. All in all, Huawei may usher in a major business adjustment in the second half of this year, which will affect the launch of some models. As to whether the rumors will come true in the end, let us wait and see.
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