Huawei’s Mate 40 series has gone out of stock in the company’s home country of China because of a supply deficit, reports MyDrivers (via GizChina).
The phones are high in demand in the company’s home turf, particularly the Pro variants. It could be a while before the phones go on sale again as Huawei is reportedly facing issues related to supply constraints and production capacity currently.
This was expected, as a US-imposed ban means Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the foundry which formerly made chips for Huawei, had to halt shipments to the company on September 15.
Although supply of the standard Mate 40 model is expected to increase gradually, the higher-end models will likely remain out of stock for a long time. Demand for the specced-out models is apparently so high that some people are even willing to pay a premium for them.
The report also says that demand for other Huawei phones remains high in China.