TAIPEI – China's Huawei Technologies buys components and strives to expand its network of suppliers to ensure that the largest smartphone on the market runs smoothly despite the turbulent trade war between the US and China
Awaiting the company will present its new offers – including a foldable, 5G-ready phone – on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile networking event, which begins in Barcelona on Monday.
Foldables and 5G are likely to be major MWC topics, with Chinese companies such as Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi and Oppo demonstrating their latest developments in these areas and aggressively expanding their prints abroad. the latest premium P30 phone on Sunday, as well as its first experimental smartphone with both 5G capabilities and a foldable organic LED screen to challenge the market leader Samsung El
While many other smartphone manufacturers reported declining orders in a general downturn in the industry, Huawei seems to do exactly the opposite. Suppliers of Sunny Optical and Largan Precision have noticed orders from Huawei to grow 30% this year, sources from the Nikkei Asian Review reported. It is believed that the smartphone manufacturer incorporates in its new devices more advanced camera functions.
Novatek, Chunghwa Precision Test Tech, the world's largest provider of integrated display circuits, offers Goodwood's processor and processor testing services, and Huawei's demand has risen since late last year, despite the overall downturn in the market. smartphones in 201
According to sources familiar with Huawei's plans, the company has also asked its procurement team to explore more potential suppliers than in recent years.
Earlier, Huawei only works with first-tier suppliers that Apple also uses but is now more open to qualifying more vendors to give them some buffers and alternatives if one day is banned from using American In January, lawmakers in Washington tabled a bill aimed at banning the export of chips to Chinese companies that violated US sanctions and export control rules, quoting Huawei and ZTE, according to a source familiar with Huawei's internal strategy
by name following the steps of the United States to tighten up control over the export of advanced technologies in China, including microprocessors and artificial intelligence
Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, is also busy assembling China's mobile giant mobile phones and network equipment.
2019 may be a significant year for Huawei, as many market watchers predict that it will for the first time surpass Apple as the second-largest smartphone maker.