- Huawei is struggling to meet the demand for its Huawei Mate 60 series due to extremely high demand.
- The Kirin 9000s processor, made by SMIC for Huawei, is not cutting edge but still powerful and supports 5G connectivity.
- Huawei announced four smartphones in the Mate 60 series and is doing pre-orders due to production capacity not meeting demand.
- The heavy demand for the Mate 60 series is attributed to it being Huawei’s first 5G phone since 2020, with 2.5 million units already sold and 4 million units forecasted to be sold in four months.
Huawei Struggles to Meet Demand for Mate 60 Series
A new report from The South China Morning Post claims that Huawei is facing issues due to incredibly high demand for its Mate 60 series. The company is struggling to keep up with the demand for its new devices.
High Demand for 7nm Kirin 9000s Processor Devices
The Mate 60 series is powered by the 7nm Kirin 9000s processor, which is produced by SMIC for Huawei and supports 5G connectivity. Despite not being on the cutting edge of mobile processors, the Kirin 9000s is more than powerful enough and has led to high demand for the Mate 60 series.
Product Announcements and Pre-order Issues
Huawei announced four smartphones as part of the series, offering devices such as the Huawei Mate 60, Mate 60 Pro, Mate 60 Pro+, and Mate 60 RS. Due to production capacity not meeting demands, the company is utilizing pre-orders to manage distribution issues.
Consumer Response in China
Considering the high demand for 5G phones and the fact that this is Huawei’s first such device since 2020, it comes as no surprise that the Mate 60 series has managed to sell 2.5 million units and has an estimated total of 4 million units to be sold in a four-month period.