There are recent rumors of the flagship chipset being stopped this September. TSMC will ship all Kirin 1020 processors which Huawei ordered to power the Mate 40 by September 14.
Rumors have it that the Mate 40 will be the last smartphone to feature the Kirin chipset. This decision leaves Huawei with only two other processor options; Qualcomm or MediaTek.
Qualcomm has made its move by lobbying the US government to remove restrictions, and also permit them to sell their Snapdragon processors to Huawei.
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Another choice Huawei has, is to rely on SMIC, which is short for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
SMIC is china’s biggest contract chip manufacturer, known for producing the 14nm chips. The problem, however, is that their 14nm chips are two-generations behind TSMC’s 7nm chips; with TSMC even going further by producing latest 5nm processors (yet to be released).
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Most of Huawei’s products do not support Google services, and this has been a giant setback for them in major markets, such as India, and Europe.
The disappearance of the Kirin processor in Huawei’s phones is another devastating blow, due to the price, and specs.
Hopefully, they’ll scale through this impending storm, but the future is quite bleak!
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