As far back as 2019, the United States blacklisted the Chinese mobile giant Huawei from working with companies such as Google, Qualcomm, and Intel. This affected the company’s supply of everything from software to processors. Although, according to the then President, Donald Trump, who issued the ban said the firm is deemed to be a threat to their national security risks.
Since then, Huawei has been denied access to 5G smartphone technology. However, as we just discovered today, it seems the company is finding a way to avert the United States sanction by planning to relaunch 5G smartphones come next year, 2023. Financial Times reported today that Huawei has found a solution to evade U.S. sanctions and will re-release 5G models next year, hoping to regain lost market share.
Effect of the US Ban on Huawei
The United States sanctions have caused Huawei to lose its leadership in the smartphone market, and its domestic market share has continued to decline. If not for the ban, Huawei is supposed to be leading the mobile world industry because it briefly overtook Samsung as the world’s biggest manufacturer in 2020.
Unfortunately, the restrictions have limited its ability to develop and manufacture smartphones, especially those with 5G, thereby denying access to 5G smartphone technology from Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and other big tech companies in the United States.
How Huawei Plan To Avert US Ban and Launch 5G Phones
According to Financial Times, Huawei has come up with several tactics to circumvent the sanctions, one of which is redesigning its smartphones to avoid using advanced U.S.-regulated chips; Kirin chips were utilized in Huawei devices before the U.S. technological ban. The subsidiary HiSilicon created this line of chips, which TSMC made.
While this is happening, it’s known that Huawei’s forthcoming 5G smartphones will employ 5G processors made by Chinese manufacturers. Because of this, the user experience may suffer. Relevant parties asserted that Huawei must release new 5G models right away since it cannot continue to delay.
In addition, working with companies who currently make 5G phone cases is another option to avoid sanctions. Chinese company Soyea Technology’s smartphone case contains an integrated eSIM module and a chip that facilitates a 5G connection. Follow TechGenyz for more updates.