When it comes to major smartphone manufacturers who are capable of developing their own processors, Huawei definitely makes the list. The company’s HiSilicon chips reportedly account for 70% – 80% of its smartphone processors. However, it appears that things are changing this year.
Huawei is reportedly actively looking for an alternative to its Kirin processor. In fact, reports have it that the Chinese company’s order with MediaTek has increased by over 300%.
It is not a new development that Huawei partners with third-party chip suppliers sometimes. However, this purchase is usually not large. This year though, Huawei’s third-party order will greatly increase, especially for chips from MediaTek.
Huawei’s orders are huge and MediaTek is evaluating its capacity to meet the Chinese’s company’s needs. Huawei’s orders from the Taiwanese company in the past were usually for low-and mid-end 4G phone chips. However, this year’s orders may be a large number of mid- to high-end 5G chips.
Responding to the rumors of Huawei’s purchase of its 5G chips, MediaTek said that it had a good relationship with many Chinese mobile phone manufacturers. The Taiwanese company, however, did not say that Huawei has made purchases.