Yet another blow to Huawei’s smartphone business in the Trump administration’s trade restrictions on the company, many mobile networks in Asia and Europe are suspending orders for #Huawei smartphones on their networks.
The world’s second largest carrier “Vodafone” has stopped pre-orders for Mate 20X – 5G smartphone in the UK. A spokesperson for Vodafone UK told CNN that “this is a temporary measure while uncertainty exists regarding new Huawei 5G devices.”
In the UK, EE has delayed the intro of the new Huawei Mate 20X, even though it had earlier attempted selling the smartphone for its 5G networks.
Around Asia, Japanese telecom major, NTT Docomo announced that it has stopped taking pre-orders for the Huawei 5G smartphone P20 Lite which was scheduled to launch in the country next month. Other major Japanese carriers; KDDI and Softbank Corp. — also announced that they will delay the release of the smartphone.
Both US-based and outside countries are restricting business activities with the Chinese giant. After Google restricted Huawei’s Android license and removed the Mate 20 Pro from its Android Q beta, other companies like Intel, Microsoft, Broadcom, and ARM have also suspended business with Huawei.
However, with mobile carriers basically banning sales of Huawei phones, looks like it’s headed for major trouble in the very near future, as far as its smartphone business is concerned.