At the Huawei Full Connect Conference held in September, Huawei’s rotating chairman, Xu Zhijun, said that Huawei’s smartphone business is indeed facing great challenges, and Huawei’s 5G mobile phones are now difficult to buy. However, he emphasized that Huawei will not give up its mobile phone business, nor will it sell it. He further claims that the company is working hard to get the mobile phone business back on track in due course. He said, “it may take a few years to work hard to allow users to buy Huawei 5G mobile phones“.
Today, popular Weibo leakster, @ChanganDigitalKing, Huawei will exclusively use the 4G version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chip. Prior to this, there were reports that Huawei Mate 50 engineering model was testing the Snapdragon 898 chip.
The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC will use Samsung’s 4nm manufacturing process. This chip will use a three-cluster CPU design. The CPU specifications are: 1 x 3.0GHz Cortex X2 super large core + 3 x 2.5GHz Cortex A78 large core + 4 x 1.79GHz Cortex A55 small core.
However, the Chinese manufacturer will not unveil the Huawei Mate 50 this year. The rumor regarding this device claims that this flagship smartphone will arrive in the first quarter of next year. This is the earliest that this device could launch. If this smartphone is to launch in Q1 2022, then, it should arrive in March.
It should be noted that the main technology of the core filter in the 5G radio frequency chip comes from the United States. This is exactly why Huawei can not make its own 5G processors without the U.S. With the U.S. ban in place, Huawei will have to cope with the use of 4G chips only.
Furthermore, there are reports that Huawei has completely exhausted its Kirin chip inventory. However, there will be a new smartphone with the Kirin 9000 4G. Judging from the current case, most of its smartphones in the first half of next year will use Qualcomm processors. Of course, the company has no new chips thus it will use a new strategy. The company will improve the performance and experience of mobile phones with software. Basically, it will focus on extending the lifespan of the smartphone, and user time.
So far, Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2 has been doing quite well. There have been no reports of malfunctioning on this system. So far, over 120 million Huawei and Honor smartphones now have the HarmonyOS 2 system. Before the end of the year, over 300 million smartphones will have this system.