This is not a good time for the tech industry, due to a growing shortage of components. After the report on Samsung’s S21 FE, now it is Huawei that is again suffering the impact of this situation, while supporting a commercial blockade from the United States that limits it to the support of components and operating systems. Now, this accumulation of bad news drags a second victim: the new Huawei Mate 50.
According to reports from the Chinese media cnBeta, Huawei will not present a new smartphone under the “Mate” line this year, and it would be the first time that the brand has broken the chain of uninterrupted launches since 2013.
The medium points out that Huawei has decided to assume a central strategy based on keeping its current clients or active users. Specific measures, announced at the HarmonyOS launch event, include: replacing the battery, back cover, and even components such as the screen, motherboard and camera of cheaply sold mobile phones.
The long-awaited P50 Pro, a team developed in collaboration with Leica, does not have an official presentation date due to the limitations mentioned by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG, at the event on June 2: The launch date has yet to be fixed, but we are looking at a way to make this great product available. No matter how challenging and difficult the situation is for us, we are committed to improving user experience and a better product for consumers around the world. ”
Since September 2020, and due to the limitations imposed by the United States at the commercial level, Huawei cannot build new high-end “Kirin” processors, a task entrusted to TSMC during these years. Until before the veto of former President Donald Trump, Huawei was the second largest smartphone brand in the world, and with enormous potential to topple Samsung from the podium.