Huawei's 5G phone just got dropped by two major UK carriers

Huawei's 5G phone just got dropped by two major UK carriers
The Huawei Mate 20 X

Over the course of the past few days, multiple companies have cut ties with Huawei. This, in turn, is starting to affect the brand’s smartphone sales across Europe. And now, two major UK carriers have put plans to release Huawei’s first 5G device on hold.

During a press conference earlier today, EE announced that its 5G network – the UK’s first – would be going live next week. At launch, the carrier will be offering a small range of devices that includes the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, and the Oppo Reno 5G. Originally, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G was also meant to be on this list, but the carrier announced this morning that the phone’s launch has been put on hold due to the uncertainty surrounding the current situation. 

According to EE, Huawei’s 5G offerings won’t be launched until it receives “the information and confidence” that customers who purchase the smartphones will be supported “for the lifetime they’ve got the device.”


Serving as an additional blow to Huawei, UK carrier Vodafone also announced that it will be putting Huawei Mate 20 X 5G pre-orders on hold for the time being. The company stated that it “is a temporary measure while uncertainty exists regarding new Huawei 5G devices.” 

Other European carriers are yet to announce their stance on the matter. But with Huawei currently unable to sell 5G devices on the UK’s two biggest carriers, this could be a brilliant growth opportunity for Samsung, LG, and OnePlus, in addition to Oppo, which only recently arrived in the UK.

FEATURED VIDEO

14 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Google should let Huawei make their smart phones. Instead of trying to ax them .

4. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yeah that didn't work out so well last time.

5. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Google have no say in all of this, they can't but go with whatever orders they receive from the American government.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Google isn't trying to axe them!!! Google + others are just following Trump's orders. What do you expect them to do? Ignore and face serious legal consequences?

9. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I feel like you should start putting a disclaimer about these at the beginning of every article related to this. I can't believe people are blaming Google not realizing how much this is also having effect on their business.

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2260; Member since: May 04, 2015

The title of this article is misleading. Delaying release is far different to dropping Huawei phones.

2. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 573; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

People slated Samsung for bringing 5G because it hasn't reached its potential yet. Well dont worry by the time Huawei releases a 5G phone it be 2030 :D By then the 5G rollout will be complete so you guys will have plenty of access to it :D HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

3. mel0524

Posts: 73; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Bye bue huawei, the big tech will be doomed and loss $$$ big time! I thought huawei CEO said it will not hurt them as much but as I see now in just week past is like a virus spreading worldwide for them

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2260; Member since: May 04, 2015

Huawei isn't going anywhere because their government won't allow them to fail. They'll continue to bail them out for as long as it takes. The same way GM and the banks were bailed out here. If the Chinese decide to really play hardball the US is f*cked. Three words: Rare Earth Minerals. The Chinese control 90% of global supply and the US consumes 80% of the stuff.

7. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This won't last more than few weeks, Trump is putting pressure on the Chinese to get the deal he wants, and sooner or later they'll both reach a deal that is beneficial for both sides.

10. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 573; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

I really doubt that it seems stopping Huawei is more imporatant than any deal https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3011145/steve-bannon-says-killing-huawei-more-important-trade-deal So you never know maybe this is it for Huawei.

11. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Tell ZTE that

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And here I was wanting to get one of their phones...guess that won't happen now.

13. rabramson2443

Posts: 48; Member since: May 12, 2018

Trump is single-handedly causing economic, political and social destruction throughout the entire world. Next stop, world war. Like lambs being led to slaughter. No resistance anywhere.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.