Huawei has reportedly told suppliers that orders for its smartphones will drop by around 60% in 2021. The drop in expected phone shipments from 189 million in 2020 down to 70 million in 2021 is a result of sanctions against the Chinese smartphone maker in the US, Nikkei reported Thursday.
Huawei's phones are hugely popular globally but Huawei was blacklisted in 2019 when it was added to the United States' entity list (PDF), with former President Donald Trump also signing an executive order essentially banning the company in light of national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge..
As a result, Google cut off Huawei phones from future Android updates back in May 2019, and Huawei has also been in many countries across the globe.
Huawei, which is reportedly in talks to reveal a foldable Mate X2 at a Feb. 22 event in China. During the fourth quarter of 2020, IDC said, , compared with 56 million in the same quarter in 2019.phone brands, is set to
Huawei didn't respond to a request for comment.