Huawei postpones planned laptop launch amid US trade war

Huawei indefinitely postponed the imminent release of a new Windows laptop, which the consumer division Richard Yu has confirmed to CNBC. The product was scheduled for a disclosure at the CES Asia trade show in progress in Shanghai this week, but the US government's trade sanctions. UU They are restricting Huawei's ability to use American products such as Microsoft software and Intel processors. The news was first published by The Information .

Yu described the situation as "unfortunate" for CNBC, and said the laptop would have been unveiled this week with no release date, but Huawei's location in the US UU The list of entities has prevented the company from announcing the product completely. The fact that the laptop sees the light of day will depend on how long Huawei remains on the blacklist.

No technical details of the next laptop in the reports, beyond that It would be a new entry in the MateBook line. Huawei updated its MateBook X Pro line at the Mobile World Congress in February, while the mid-range MateBook 13 was introduced at CES in January.

Digitimes reported earlier this week that Huawei is halting the production and development of laptops. Microsoft has kept quiet about it, apart from removing Huawei laptops from the sale in their online store.

Huawei has suggested that its component storage and patented technology will mitigate the effect of US sanctions. UU And the division of laptops only represents a small splinter. of the business of the company. But computers represent the biggest success for Huawei consumers in the United States to date, and the recall may be the most visible signal so far of the damage that the commercial war is causing the company.

Huawei did not respond to a request from The Verge for comments.

Update June 12, 00.45 a.m. ET: Confirmation of the story was added to CNBC.

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