Since 2019, Huawei has been subjected to three rounds of sanctions. After the last ban took effect, Huawei's global chip supply chain was completely cut off.
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Without sufficient chip support, it is difficult for Huawei to produce advanced hardware in a short period of time. In order to minimize losses and retain vitality, Huawei has already sold its Honor mobile phone business in 2020.
Huawei's strongman broke his arm and gained honor of independence. The glory that Huawei had placed high on, also did not disappoint, and resumed cooperation with Qualcomm, MediaTek and other suppliers, and began a new journey.
But what most people can't think of is that after Honor is sold, Changxiang and Maimang series may no longer belong to Huawei.
On June 5th, the well-known blogger @数码闲聊站 revealed that Changxiang and Maimang gave China Unicom and China Telecom, and Huawei also gave two new phones to China Mobile.
This is because Huawei’s chip reserves have been stretched, and the main P50 series have been postponed again and again, not to mention the low-end Changxiang and Maimang series.
Moreover, the benefits of Huawei's transfer of Changxiang and Maimang to telecom operators are very obvious. The author believes that there are three main points.
First of all, Changxiang and Maimang series are originally affiliated offline, and will be sold more widely in the hands of telecom operators.
Consumers who know Huawei's product line know that Changxiang and Maimang series are not cost-effective, and can be said to be entry-level models. In today's competitive situation where major manufacturers are pursuing high cost performance, the two series have basically no advantages.
However, in the hands of operators, they can use methods such as doing broadband and upgrading packages to give away to consumers. On the one hand, they can clean up inventory, and on the other hand, they can also help operators increase business volume, providing the best of both worlds.
Secondly, by cutting off the branch line business, Huawei has more energy and resources to become a flagship machine.
Although the mid-to-low-end product line has made significant contributions to Huawei's mobile phone business, high-end flagships are the main line of Huawei's consumer business.
In the case of increasing external pressure, it is obviously more appropriate to concentrate on maintaining the vitality of Huawei's mobile phone brand.
Finally, Changxiang and Maimang will be transferred to telecom operators, and the Hongmeng system can also be promoted to a certain extent.
After Hongmeng gradually adapts to these thousand yuan models, using the channel advantages of operators to let more consumers who do not pay attention to the Internet understand and experience the Hongmeng system, it can give full play to the pioneering role of Changxiang and Maimang series.
Of course, in addition to the above three benefits, the two product lines can also be returned to the circulation of funds. So on the whole, I think that Huawei will sell Changxiang and Maimang series with a high probability. What do you think?