After selling the Honor sub-brand during the past year as a result of pressure from the United States government, the Chinese manufacturer may be on the verge of abdicating more important elements of its portfolio.
The Reuters Agency advances that Huawei is preparing to sell its most premium lines of smartphones, the series P and Mate. The medium cites two sources with access to privileged information on the subject.
Huawei ponders sale of P and Mate lines for months
This strategy from Huawei may even mean a definitive goodbye of the brand to the high-end mobile market, since the company’s P and Mate are the most valuable offers.
It appears that the manufacturer will be in negotiations with a consortium of investment firms based in Shanghai. One of the sources even went so far as to tell Reuters that Huawei started outlining this sales strategy for its main lines as early as September 2020.
Huawei has not yet made a final decision on this matter. One of the factors that may prevent the deal from going ahead is the company’s intention to continue to manufacture its Kirin processors.
Even with all these rumors circulating the brand refutes its veracity, saying it has no intention of selling its main smartphone lines, a segment in which it guarantees to be fully invested.
It could be the end of Huawei’s flagship
Honor’s case sets a precedent for Huawei’s ability to free other sub-brands from its shackles. Although it is not yet possible to evaluate the performance of an independent Honor, the fact is that the brand has managed to resume important ties with Qualcomm, AMD or MediaTek.
The sale of the premium P and Mate lines can have the same effect, opening the door to smartphones that the public loves with Snapdragon or Dimensity processors.
A sale of these lines leaves Huawei with the mid-range and entry-level segments, as these do not require the use of top components.
It is known that the Chinese brand is having great difficulties in accessing these components, so the sale of flagships may be the only viable alternative.
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