Over the last couple of days, Huawei has been all over the news due to its recent US ban. As per the ban by US President Donald Trump, Huawei will not be able to do any business with US companies like Google, Intel and Qualcomm. It seems like the company has already started showing the sign of struggle. The recently launched Honor 20 Pro sale just got interrupted due to Android certification issues.
Honor 20 Pro: Dead on Arrival?
Both the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro might as well be dead on arrival since the smartphones will not able to support Google Play services such as Play Store and Youtube. According to a recent development by WinFuture, Honor was unable to get the necessary certifications for its recently launched Honor 20 Pro before the ban. This means that the brand will not be able to use Google Play services making it difficult to survive outside China.
Other high-end devices from Huawei and Honor have started receiving a massive price drop with sellers desperately trying to get rid of the stock. For instance, Huawei’s recent flagship offering P30 Pro is up for grabs for half of the launch price in various parts of US and Canada. Huawei P20 Pro is seeing the same fate as of P30 Pro.
Honor 20 Pro stuck in a tricky situation
Due to the Android certification issues and the recent US band, Honor 20 Pro has fallen into a tricky pothole. Even though Honor has complete stocks of Honor 20 series devices, the brand will not be able to sell the device outside of China.
Even with the 90-day relaxation period, it seems like Huawei or Honor will not be able to successfully launch a new smartphone outside of China.