Huawei to halve smartphones made in 2021, says report

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Huawei is hoping to make less than half the smartphones it made last year.

Andrew Hoyle / CNET

Huawei has reportedly told suppliers that in 2021 its smartphone orders will decline by about 60%. Sanctions against the Chinese smartphone manufacturer in the US are the result of projected phone shipments in 2020 dropping from 189 million in 2021. Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Huawei’s phones are extremely popular globally but Are not sold in the United States. Huawei was blacklisted in 2019 when it was added to the United States unit list (PDF), with former President Donald Trump signing an executive order mandating the company to be banned in the wake of national security concerns. Huawei had a close relationship with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.

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As a result, Google cut the Huawei phone from future Android updates in May 2019, and so has Huawei. Stopped making 5G network In many countries around the world.

Huawei, reportedly in talks Sell ​​your P series and Mate series The phone brand is set to feature a foldable Mate X2 at a February 22 event in China. During the fourth quarter of 2020, IDC said, Huawei sent 32 million phones globally, As compared to 56 million in the same quarter in 2019.

Huawei did not respond to a request for comment.

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