Over the past year, Huawei’s smartphone division has been gradually losing ground in the global smartphone market, although a couple of years ago the company was going to lead it. It’s all because of the American sanctions, because of which Huawei cannot purchase equipment with US technologies.
The restrictions mainly apply to the purchase of SoCs with support for 5G technologies, but now it has also become known that the company also did not have the opportunity to buy modules with 12 GB of RAM for smartphones from suppliers.
Now it has been revealed that the company plans to start selling 12GB RAM models for its existing flagship models, including the Huawei P50 and Huawei Mate 40 series. The Huawei P50 smartphone, which was launched earlier this year, was mainly available in 8GB RAM, while versions with 12 GB were very few and on most platforms smartphones were simply not available.
A source on Weibo confirmed that the US sanctions also meant the Chinese tech giant could only sell smartphones with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. However, the restriction has recently been relaxed, allowing Huawei to access faster 12GB LPDDR5 flash memory. Insiders also speculate that the brand may first launch a version of the Mate X2 foldable smartphone with 12GB of RAM.
The Huawei Mate 50 series is due to be unveiled next year, but it will also lack a modem for fifth-generation networks.