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Huawei to cut phone production by 60% as demand dips

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Huawei has told its suppliers that smartphone production will drop by about 60 percent in 2021. The US blacklisting of Huawei is really taking its toll on the corporation.

Huawei informed its suppliers about its plans to order enough components for 70-80 million smartphones this year.

The company had shipped 189 million handsets in 2020 which was already a significant decrease from the 240 million phones sold in 2019.

Huawei is planning to step into the gaming segment with a set of gaming notebooks and a gaming console of its own.

Earlier this month United States President Joe Biden’s nominee for Commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, said she has seen no reason to lift the trade restrictions off Huawei.

Huawei is projected to tumble from third place in 2020 to seventh place in 2021, according to analyst firm TrendForce. The top six smartphone makers for 2021, in order, will be Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and Transsion.

Smartphone production dipped 11 percent to reach 1.25 billion units in 2020. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo were the top six smartphone brands ranked in terms of production volume for 2020.

Source (Asia Nikkei)


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