Huawei Phones Around the World Are Going Out of Stock

Earlier this year, Chinese smartphone OEM Huawei beat Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor globally. However, just after Huawei managed to dethrone Samsung, things got worse for the company thanks to sanctions imposed by the US government.

The Trump administration put Huawei on Entity List last year, banning the company from conducting business with American organizations. At the time, Huawei managed to stay afloat, but more sanctions are being imposed with time, and pressure on the company is mounting.


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Recently, TSMC announced that it has stopped taking orders from Huawei. As a result, Chinese news outlets are reporting that many consumer electronics products from Huawei are now out-of-stock at several locations, and there’s no inventory for popular models. Prices for used Huawei products are rising as well.

Popular smartphone series like Huawei P-series, Mate-series, and Nova-series have run out. With more sanctions being imposed, the company has no plan B to get out of this situation. Most of the doors for the company to manufacture its high-end Kirin chipsets and to procure chipsets from other companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and others have also been closed.


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Unfortunately, it looks like Huawei might have to increase its own capacity for manufacturing parts or look for alternatives in China, which could take time. Reportedly, the company is likely to focus on cars, mobile accessories, and LED screen drivers for the time being.


  • Article seems baseless, because in current HDC Huawei has announced to update it’s HMS phones to Harmony OS, and in future their phones will come with Harmony OS, Which means rather than declination Huawei have Plan B for future

    • Did you even read the above article or just skimmed through it? Harmony OS is an alternate to Android – that is Huawei’s solution to the OS issue, however the bigger issues are the chipsets that are located in the devices. That is the main reason why Huawei is in trouble. You can’t just produce chipsets out of thin air or put together a small development team to create them. It takes years to setup your own solution and on top of that if the brand gets banned it means you cannot sell it in countries that has the most amount of revenue per capita spending. the main issue here is hardware, software is also an issue as you are basically asking Android users to shift to an alternative and the market at the moment is dominated by either IOS or Android. Remember Windows Phone? Microsoft had all the money in the world but couldn’t make it work. Nokia had the biggest branding at that time but still couldn’t make it work. These things are way more complicated that you realize. I for one would like to see Huawei succeed but it will not be an easy road for them.

      • You can’t predict by comparing it with android, remember Harmony OS can run android apps too, and Huawei is already making processor in the form of Kirin Chipset, so please don’t underestimate it

        • Do you even have understanding of how chipsets are made? The materials that you need to produce chipsets comes from companies that can no longer supply them to Huawei. You are forgetting the most important factor of both IOS and Android – the App store. You think the US won’t pressure American companies to not release their apps on anything to do with Harmony’s market place? The phone won’t ship with Google’s play store and you will have to install it un-officially – that too unless there is some new sanctions that kick in. I am not underestimating Huawei, you on the other hand are underestimating the entire situation.

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