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Huawei to halve smartphones made in 2021, says report

Huawei to halve smartphones made in 2021, says report

Huawei has reportedly told suppliers that contracts for its smartphones will drop by around 60% in 2021. The drop in anticipated phone shipments from 189 million in 2020 down to 70 million in 2021 is a death of sanctions against the Chinese smartphone maker in the US, Nikkei reported Thursday.

Huawei’s phones are hugely popular globally but aren’t sold in the US. Huawei was blacklisted in 2019 when it was added to the Joined States’ entity list (PDF), with former President Donald Trump also authorizing an executive order essentially banning the company in light of resident security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.

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As a remnant, Google cut off Huawei phones from future Android updates back in May 2019, and Huawei has also been barred from creation 5G networks in many countries across the globe.

Huawei, which is reportedly in talks to sell its P series and Mate series visited brands, is set to reveal a foldable Mate X2 at a Feb. 22 detain in China. During the fourth quarter of 2020, IDC said, Huawei shipped 32 million phones globally, compared with 56 million in the same quarter in 2019. 

Huawei didn’t retort to a request for comment.