The Huawei Mate 60 series of smartphones has attracted a lot of attention far beyond China, the market it is primarily intended for. Canadian researchers managed to find a HiSilicon Kirin 9000S processor in the new products, presumably manufactured by SMIC using 7nm technology. Against this background, if the US authorities initiate an investigation into violations of their export restrictions, Huawei itself expects to sell 20% more smartphones by the end of the year than originally planned.
This was reported by the resource with reference to the Chinese publication Securities Daily. South China morning post. According to sources familiar with Huawei Technologies’ plans, 40 million smartphones of all models are expected to be sold by the end of this year, which is 20% more than previously planned. This optimism from the manufacturer is in many respects due to the high demand for the Mate 60 series smartphones, which support 5G networks and specifications that are relevant given the tough American sanctions against Huawei this year.
Some buyers paid attention to the Mate 60 smartphones solely for patriotic reasons, believing that these devices symbolize Huawei’s victory over the restrictions of Western countries in the technological field. According to analysts at Counterpoint Research, Huawei will return to the top four in the Chinese market with the new flagship smartphone model by the end of next quarter. However, given current sales figures, it is unlikely that Huawei will be able to regain the lead in China. According to analysts, Huawei will be able to sell at least 4 million products in the first four months of sales of the Mate 60 series smartphones.