According to a new report by The South China Morning Post, Huawei is having some issues due to extremely high Huawei Mate 60 series demand. Huawei is basically struggling to meet the demand for its new devices.

The Huawei Mate 60 series is in high demand, and that is causing problems for Huawei

As a reminder, the Huawei Mate 60 series is fueled by the Kirin 9000s processor. That chip is made by SMIC, for Huawei, and it supports 5G. It’s still a mystery how Huawei was able to pull it off due to the US sanctions.

Just to be clear, the Kirin 9000s is not a 4nm chip, or a 3nm one, it’s a 7nm processor. So it’s not exactly the cutting edge of mobile processors. It’s more than powerful enough, though, and it supports 5G connectivity.

According to initial post-launch reports, the demand was pretty high for the Mate 60 series. That hasn’t changed to this day, it seems. Huawei even managed to take away some market share from Apple in the country.

The company announced four smartphones as part of the series

The company announced the Huawei Mate 60, Mate 60 Pro, Mate 60 Pro+, and Mate 60 RS smartphones. Now, according to a Counterpoint Research senior analyst, Wang Yang, the “production capacity can’t meet demand”, which is the reason why Huawei is doing pre-orders.

Huawei actually offered its consumers in China a subscription plan that promises delivery of new Mate 60 series phones no more than 90 days after a pre-order is submitted. What’s more, only one unit can be ordered, all of which points to issues with supply. Promised delivery dates actually range from November all the way to February.

This is the very first Huawei smartphone with 5G since 2020, which is the main reason for such heavy demand

Why is this happening, is it because of the SMIC yields? Well, according to a SemiAnalysis analyst, Dylan Patel, no. He claims that the demand is that high because this is Huawei’s very first 5G phone since 2020.

Based on the information shared by Counterpoint Research, Huawei has managed to sell 2.5 million units of the Huawei Mate 60 series (from the end of August). It is forecasted that 4 million units will be sold in four months. It is also noted that the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is the most in-demand unit, as it accounts for 60% of the sales.

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