Analysis: Should Huawei sell its smartphone business?

Reuters have reported the Chinese electronics giant is planning to sell its P and Mate brands but Huawei called the report unsubstantiated — we examine how this story could play out

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
25th January, 2021
Analysis: Should Huawei sell its smartphone business?
Huawei is unable to sell its phones directly in the US, and was removed from the Google Play platform in May 2019. Picture: Getty

It came out of nowhere but makes a great deal of sense on the surface. Reuters reported on Monday that Huawei is looking to sell its P and Mate smartphone brands. According to the report, Huawei has been in talks with a consortium of Shanghai government-backed investment firms for months to make the sale.

The move would follow the sale...

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