ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Huawei crackdown

Huawei vs Apple: 5G phones go head-to-head as US sanctions bite

Powerful new Mate 40 series faces iPhone challenge and dwindling chips supplies

Huawei's Mate 40 range is set to compete with Apple's first 5G iPhones. (Source photos by Reuters and screenshot from Apple's website)

TAIPEI/ PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Huawei Technologies has released its latest 5G smartphone lineup, the Mate 40 series, setting up a head-to-head battle with the long-awaited 5G iPhone range. But while the Chinese company's latest handsets boast an impressive battery of hardware, the U.S. crackdown and dwindling chip supplies have left Huawei's smartphone operations fighting for survival.

China remains a key battle ground for both companies. Analysts estimate that between one-quarter and one-third of all new iPhone sales in 2020 will be in China, while Huawei has relied on its home market to offset wilting global demand for its smartphones.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more