The phones are in high demand in the company’s home country, especially in the Pro variants. It may well take some time for the phones to be discounted again as Huawei allegedly faces problems that are currently associated with flexible requirements and creation restrictions.
The Mate 40 series was declared on October 22nd, and pre-orders began the following day in China. The standard variant is controlled by the Kirin 9000E and the Pro models are powered by the more impressive Kirin 9000 chip. Both SoCs were manufactured using 5nm manufacturing innovations.
Before the boycott, 9 million 5nm Kirin chips were apparently shipped to Huawei. The expanded demand for the Mate 40 setup for 2020 is apparently 10 million units, which means there is a shortage of 1 million Kirin chips.
The Taiwanese foundry has apparently got permission to continue doing business with Huawei lately. However, it is not clear whether the company has received approval to manufacture 5nm chips. Inside this giant is the new Kirin 9000 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Despite the fact that the flexibility of the standard Mate 40 model needs to be gradually increased, the better quality models will likely not be available for quite a while. The demand for the sophisticated models is obviously so high that in any case some people are willing to pay a premium for them.
Despite the unavailability of the Google Play Store, this is the third flagship and overall the second phone in the Mate series. It came into being since the US government essentially forced Google to cut ties with one of its largest overseas partners.
The report also says that demand for other Huawei phones remains high in China.