Huawei denies it is cutting back phone production

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A report by the South China Morning Post over the weekend alleged that Foxconn, the manufacturing giant best known in the West for assembling Apple’s iPhones, had recently stopped several production lines for Huawei phones after the company reduced orders for new handsets. The information came from anonymous “people familiar with the matter,” though whether this was a temporary pause or something more permanent wasn’t made clear.

Huawei didn't immediately deny the report, but it now claims it to be false. "Huawei refutes these claims. Our global production levels are normal, with no notable adjustments in either direction," a spokesperson said.

Since being placed on an entity list that bans US companies from doing business with Huawei without a license, top tech names including Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, ARM, and others have cut ties with the Chinese giant. If a reduction in its phone production is true, it will doubtlessly be a result of the US government's actions.

In the weeks following the ban, sales of Huawei flagship fell by around one-fifth in France. Eslewhere, more UK consumers are trading in the company’s handsets, and the country’s mobile carrier, EE, dropped Huawei phones from its 5G network launch.

Analysts believe that if China retaliates to the escalating trade war by banning Apple products and manufacturing from within its borders, the US company’s profits will fall by almost 30 percent.

In what’s likely to be a response to the tension between the two countries, China has just warned Chinese-funded bodies in the US that they could face harassment from US law enforcement agencies. Additionally, the tourism ministry warned Chinese tourists to be aware of potential threats such as robbery and gun violence when visiting America, while the education ministry said an increase in visa denials and delays means Chinese students should consider the risks when looking to study in the US.

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Uncle Al

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It's just an obvious business move but you know they are not going to admit it, at least not as long as they are banned by the US and other countries .....
 

kevbev89

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It's just an obvious business move but you know they are not going to admit it, at least not as long as they are banned by the US and other countries .....
I don't think Huawei ever had a large presence in the States? Aside from being banned from doing business with US corporations, it wouldn't really have impacted their production levels right? At least from a quick google, they didn't have much market share in the US.

That aside, Chinese phones are really pushing the envelope compared to all the competition... I really hope all the other phone makers really fire up their creativity.
 
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It's just an obvious business move but you know they are not going to admit it, at least not as long as they are banned by the US and other countries .....
US is not the only market Huawei sells to. Everywhere else in Asia outside china, people are dumping Huawei like crazy. Nobody wants it anymore.
 

Knot Schure

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It's just an obvious business move but you know they are not going to admit it, at least not as long as they are banned by the US and other countries .....
I don't think Huawei ever had a large presence in the States? Aside from being banned from doing business with US corporations, it wouldn't really have impacted their production levels right? At least from a quick google, they didn't have much market share in the US.

That aside, Chinese phones are really pushing the envelope compared to all the competition... I really hope all the other phone makers really fire up their creativity.
Pushing the envelope? Aside from that pop up selfi camera, I don't see what else, other than price cuts, that they have brought to the table?

Unless you mean shady benchmarks, funky versions of Android, and little to no chance of a repair / warranty claim in Europe, then sure, I agree. :)
 

xxLCxx

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It's just an obvious business move but you know they are not going to admit it, at least not as long as they are banned by the US and other countries .....
I don't think Huawei ever had a large presence in the States? Aside from being banned from doing business with US corporations, it wouldn't really have impacted their production levels right? At least from a quick google, they didn't have much market share in the US.

That aside, Chinese phones are really pushing the envelope compared to all the competition... I really hope all the other phone makers really fire up their creativity.
Pushing the envelope? Aside from that pop up selfi camera, I don't see what else, other than price cuts, that they have brought to the table?

Unless you mean shady benchmarks, funky versions of Android, and little to no chance of a repair / warranty claim in Europe, then sure, I agree. :)
Don't you ever tire of spreading lies?
Europe here. They are among the best SmartPhones (price/performance ratio). That's why they are among the few with a rapidly growing market share. Of course, the come with full warranty. Our shops are full of Huawei phones. In Europe, many manufacturers offer the attractive telephones with contract. Just a few examples:
https://www.telekom.de/unterwegs/huawei/huawei-p30
Biggest provider in Germany

https://www.tim.it/offerte/mobile/scegli-il-tuo-smartphone
Biggest provider in Italy

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xxLCxx

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Admin censored this again, only a few minutes after I posted it:

Europe here. They are among the best SmartPhones (price/performance ratio). That's why they are among the few with a rapidly growing market share. Of course, the come with full warranty. Our shops are full of Huawei phones. In Europe, many manufacturers offer the attractive telephones with contract. Just a few examples:

https://www.telekom.de/unterwegs/huawei/huawei-p30
Biggest provider in Germany

https://www.tim.it/offerte/mobile/scegli-il-tuo-smartphone
Biggest provider in Italy
 

kevbev89

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Pushing the envelope? Aside from that pop up selfi camera, I don't see what else, other than price cuts, that they have brought to the table?

Unless you mean shady benchmarks, funky versions of Android, and little to no chance of a repair / warranty claim in Europe, then sure, I agree. :)
There's a difference between hating on a brand and actually having a well-supported argument. Let me state first of all that I wouldn't purchase a Chinese phone at this time, just because of all this craze of spying, which could very well be BS.

If you haven't actually picked one up and played with it and only watched some youtube videos, I'm not sure what else there is to talk about. And in your line of argument, what has all the other smartphone companies done to improve the competition, aside from raising the prices?
 
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Knot Schure

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There's a difference between hating on a brand and actually having a well-supported argument. Let me state first of all that I wouldn't purchase a Chinese phone at this time, just because of all this craze of spying, which could very well be BS.

If you haven't actually picked one up and played with it and only watched some youtube videos, I'm not sure what else there is to talk about. And in your line of argument, what has all the other smartphone companies done to improve the competition, aside from raising the prices?
I bought two Pocophones as gifts, and I work in China.

And the argument is, after having to 'support' both the users, I found the Android to be somewhat non-standard, was forced to buy cases online, as nobody in the UK stocked them locally, and thus it seems no 'support' really exists for them.

So I'll avoid for my own uses.

Argument enough for you?

I'll be back in China next week.
 

Knot Schure

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Don't you ever tire of spreading lies?
Europe here. They are among the best SmartPhones (price/performance ratio). That's why they are among the few with a rapidly growing market share. Of course, the come with full warranty. Our shops are full of Huawei phones. In Europe, many manufacturers offer the attractive telephones with contract. Just a few examples:
https://www.telekom.de/unterwegs/huawei/huawei-p30
Biggest provider in Germany

https://www.tim.it/offerte/mobile/scegli-il-tuo-smartphone
Biggest provider in Italy

...
What 'lies' do you speak of?

I mentioned price, which is the only thing you countered with, so thats out.

In Birkenhad market (lots of phone shops there), nobody had any accessories for the two Pocophones I bought. Had to order them online. So I can't imagine warrenty would be any different, I.e. whether or not they replace, repair, or even if there are any screens / batteries on the shelf for the shop to work with...

Check Mate.
 

kevbev89

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I bought two Pocophones as gifts, and I work in China.

And the argument is, after having to 'support' both the users, I found the Android to be somewhat non-standard, was forced to buy cases online, as nobody in the UK stocked them locally, and thus it seems no 'support' really exists for them.

So I'll avoid for my own uses.

Argument enough for you?

I'll be back in China next week.
You sound like a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest.

You aren't even addressing what I said, but whatever floats your boat, bud.