The problem is not specific to the phone itself, but to its manufacturer. The fact is that since September, after the U.S. sanctions came into force, many suppliers have stopped supplying equipment to Huawei. Now, the manufacturers of the equipment, which uses American technologies and components, should get a special license, but it will be very difficult to do this.
Because of the sanctions, the Huawei company can no longer order its flagship Kirin chipsets. Earlier, the company confirmed that the upcoming Kirin 9000 SoC single crystal system may become the last flagship chipset from Huawei.
Kirin 9000 single-chip system should be used in the upcoming flagship smartphone series Huawei Mate 40. As it became known, until September 15, Chinese technology giant was able to get about 10 million units of Kirin 9000. Accordingly, around the world will be shipped about as many Mate 40 series smartphones.
In another message from Chinese sources reported that Huawei has in stock about 8.8 million units of 5-nanometer single crystal systems Kirin 9000. That is, sales of a line of smartphones Huawei Mate 40 can end just a few months after the phones in stores.
In the lineup of Huawei Mate 40 should be three models: Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+. All of them will work under the EMUI 11 based on the Android 10 operating system with support for some of the advanced features of Android 11. Later smartphones will be transferred to HarmonyOS.
It is expected that next month Huawei will hold an online event dedicated to the launch of the Mate 40 series, as well as Kirin 9000. It is expected that the launch in China will be held in mid-October, and next year the smartphones will be released in Europe.