Huawei expects to have a smartphone market share in Germany of more than 10% in the fourth quarter, a senior executive said on Wednesday, adding that its new Mate 40 Pro premium device would ship from next week.
The Chinese smartphone maker has commanded a market share in Germany of 13% in the current year to date, despite U.S. trade restrictions that have affected its chip supplies, William Tian, head of Huawei’s consumer business in Germany, told a briefing.
According to a new report by the Financial Times, Huawei is planning to build its own chipset factory in Shanghai, China. This is supposed to act as the company’s best solution to US ban and keep continuing in the hardware business. The factory is said to also manufacture parts for its telecom hardware business. It is worth adding that Huawei has not seen much success in maintaining the telecom infrastructure in the US. But the new factory can potentially let it bypass the ban.
The new factory is said to run by Shanghai IC R&D Center, Huawei’s partner. For now, the factory is said to be an experiment till it starts making products for user-end products.
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