Huawei wanted to be the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer in 2020. This mission was shared by the Head of Huawei’s consumer business, Richard Yu.
The mission seems to be interrupted due to Trump administration’s new rules and policies restricting Huawei’s access to key technologies in the US.
Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world ahead of Apple and behind Samsung. The new smartphones to the US had not licensed Google Android.
In May last year, Huawei was put on a blacklist in the U.S. known as the Entity List, which restricted American firms’ ability to do business with the Chinese tech giant. Huawei relies heavily on components and software from U.S. companies.