There is a bit of sad news for Huawei’s fans. The Huawei Mate 40 will be carrying a Kirin chipset but it might be the last flagship phone that will be powered by Kirin. There were many leaks and renders about the coming flagship devices in the Mate 40 series carrying a Powerful processor and running without google services. The launch of this device is just around the corner. And recently Huawei overtakes Samsung in global smartphone shipments 2nd quarter of 2020.
For many years Huawei has been producing smartphones with it’s own processors that go by the name Kirin, designed by Hisilicon. Recently in the 2020 China Information Technology Summit, Huawei’s CEO Yu Chengdong stated that the launch of Mate 40 will be sometime in the fall.
He also stated that the Huawei Mate 40 will be powered by the most powerful SoC in the market supporting 5G connectivity , their own Kirin 9000 SoC along with powerful AI, GPU and NPUs. Along with that he also said that this could be the last smartphone having the high-end Kirin processors.
There are various reasons mentioned for Kirin 9000 to be the last of the chipset coming from the company. This is mainly because of the US government’s ban on chipset makers.
The US government recently announced new rules that require chipmakers using US technology to apply for a license to do business with Huawei and other banned entities. TSMC is Huawei’s contracted chip maker stated that Huawei stopped making new orders from them since the month of May. So it is clear from then itself that they were going to put an end to their chipsets.
Previously all of the high-end Kirin chips designed by Hisilicon inside Huawei’s flagship phones were produced by TSMC .
These rules will be in effect from September 15th, so come September 15th it will be impossible to make the high-end chipsets. Huawei may end up being unable to even compete with other smartphone makers in China. They had this plus point in their phones as they were able to make the processor to perfectly work with the phone, it was so flexible to them to work accordingly and give a tough competition to other flagship devices. However, Huawei also had some problems in the semiconductor manufacturing sector after which they decided to invest their money in R&D for advanced and innovative technology.
Now Huawei has to search for some third party chipset manufacturers to fit in their devices, like Qualcomm,MediaTek or Unisoc. We could least expect the company to have Samsung’s Exynos processors in their phones.
They already had the 9000 chipsets made and in stock to release with their next flagship phone, that is the Mate 40. The Huawei Mate 40 flagships would be coming in four different models namely Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ and a Porsche design.
There were many rumours that the phone will be equipped with a 108mp main camera. As stated by the CEO, we can expect the phone to be released by the fall this year.