Huawei Mate 40 Pro is still scheduled to appear this fall, even though Huawei is facing the biggest problems it has encountered so far. Not only does its phones no longer have Google services, which provide users with access to Google applications, but also to all applications listed in the Play Store, but from September 15, the company will be without access to factories that produce its own processors. Thus, the production of Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro could be significantly limited, the company expecting a volume up to 30% lower.
The production of Mate 40 could be significantly lower than that of the previous series
The news comes from component suppliers, who say Huawei has ordered 30% fewer components than last year. But the reason could be twofold. On the one hand, the company will have very few Kirin 9000 processors in stock, the new processor developed by Huawei’s HiSilicon division. TSMC can only honor orders placed by Huawei until September 14, after which it will have to stop any official communication with the company and any other orders will be canceled. According to rumors, TSMC is working non-stop to deliver as many units as possible to Huawei.
Thus, fewer Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro could be produced than in previous years, due to limited stocks of components. Then the demand for these devices could be lower, especially in the west. Huawei said that locally, Mate 30 Pro and P40 Pro sold very well, but we do not have much information about their sales in other regions. Of course, in China, where phones did not use Google services anyway, they sold even better than in previous years.
Past information suggested that Huawei was planning about 8 million units of Huawei Mate 40, significantly less than last year’s Mate 30 series, which had already sold more than 12 million units at the end of December.