After the news of Google blocking Android updates on Huawei phones spread, Brits started looking for ways to sell their Huawei phones.
According to musicMagpie, Huawei trade-ins raised 154 percent yesterday. For example, on 20th of May, Huawei P20 was the third most traded-in phone of the day on musicMagpie, along with the Mate Pro which also featured in the top 10.
“Huawei users are preparing for a potential device change in the event of further restrictions being put in place against the Chinese phone manufacturer,” Liam Howley, CMO at musicMagpie, confessed to Mirror Online.
“Looking at Huawei’s depreciation rate, in general, Android devices depreciate faster than Apple handsets. But in the space of a year, the P20 has depreciated by a huge 81 percent, whilst the P30 which was only released last month has depreciated by 46% already.”, they added.
Google intends to support existing Huawei smartphones, but not the same will be true with future flagships, which will not benefit from apps and services, like maps, or Gmail.
In the meantime, operators have a 90-day period to adjust to the ban and make their move.