Huawei faces an uncertain future after being blacklisted by the U.S. Department of Commerce on May 15. The full impact of the ban is yet to be felt but the expected aftershocks will “take a decade for China to replace these capabilities,” atleast according to principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy Patrick Moorhead. The electronics powerhouse partnership with Google and Microsoft is in disarray and will affect its global sales in a big way. Already, Microsoft has removed Huawei laptops from its online store.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has tried to downplay the ripple effects that will come with the U.S. decision to blacklist the largest provider of networking gear in the world on accusations of aiding spying on behalf of Beijing. So, what are the sales like following the U.S. decision to blacklist the number two smartphone vendor?
An article titled “Huawei Price Shock: Value Of Flagship $1150 P30 Pro Comes Crashing Down To $130” pains a grim picture of a company that was on its way to dislodge Samsung as the best selling smartphone in the world. According to the article appearing on Forbes, the value of Huawei flagship phone came tumbling down from $1150 to $130, more than 90% decline in value. The writer based his article on musicmagpie.co.uk, a popular U.K. trade in site. This writer checked the site and the price for a refurbished £629.99.
Huawei P30 Pro value remains steadfast in the U.S. though this may change in the long run. NGPstoreusa.com sales P30 Pro unit for $$1,029.00.
Things look seemingly stable in Africa if the prices of the Huawei flagship phone is anything to go by. The phones that was going for R18999 ($1,315) has since dropped to R13,499.00 ($934) on snapcraze.
The price of a unit of Huawei P30 Pro on Jumia, the largest online shop in Kenya, is kes98,899 ($989). Data on whether the smartphones are on the decline is still not available.
Shops are however shying away from buying used Huawei smartphones, and the stores that are willing to take the risk pay very little. Prices for the Smartphone have gone down by $200 to $300 since the ban. According to Straits Times, “some shops have stopped buying used Huawei products altogether. Customers, too, are staying away, with sales of used Huawei smartphones dropping sharply.”
Online shops prices of the smartphone
Giff Gaff-£849 or £40.9 Monthly price based on £25 upfront payment and 24 month term.
Total payable over 24 months: £1,006.60
Key features of Huawei P30 Pro
Display: 6.47″ FHD+ (2340*1080p) display, OLED Screen,
CPU: Hisilicon Kirin 980 Octa Core
EMUI9.1.0 Android 9.0 OS, 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
Front camera: 32.0MP,
Four rear cameras: 40.0MP+20.0MP+8.0MP+Time-of-Flight(TOF) Camera
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery