Tech war: Huawei ups smartphone sales target amid Mate 60 Pro popularity, as it maintains silence on chip details
Huawei has been riding a wave of patriotic fervour since the release of its 5G-capable Mate 60 ProHuawei’s Mate 60 Pro is expected to provide a tough challenge for Apple in China as US tech giant releases its new iPhone 15HuaweiChe Panin BeijingPublished: 10:08pm, 13 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Huawei Technologies has upped its sales target for the second half of 2023 by 20 per cent to give a full-year total sales volume of 40 million smartphones, buoyed by the popularity of its recently released Mate 60 series, according to a report by Chinese newspaper Securities Daily, citing unidentified sources from the Shenzhen-based company.
Huawei, which has been denied access to advanced chips involving US-origin technologies since 2020, has been riding a wave of patriotic fervour since the release of its 5G-capable Mate 60 Pro, which comes with a powerful chip despite the tough US sanctions.
TechInsights, a Canadian semiconductor intelligence firm, has identified China’s biggest foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) as the maker of the Kirin 9000s chip inside the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, based on a teardown analysis. Neither SMIC or Huawei has commented on the matter.
Huawei declined to comment on its new handset sales target.