Huawei may slow the production of smartphones that support 5G technology due to sanctions imposed by the United States, which have placed the Chinese manufacturer in a difficult position in the global mobile phone market.
To block Huawei’s access 5G technology, the company saw a 29% drop in revenue in the first quarter of this year, but executives still aren’t prepared to close its cell phone division. The sale of Qualcomm’s 5G modem made the presence of the technology in the Huawei P50 line.
It happens that Huawei will keep buying Qualcomm Components: The Chinese brand is about to acquire a batch of Snapdragon 778G chips in the 4G version, according to leaker Digital Chat Station. In the future, the company should also get access to the Snapdragon 898, but probably without a 5G modem.
The Snapdragon 898 chip may be used in a top model, such as the Mate 50 or P60, which arrives in 2022.
In addition to doubling the use of Chinese components in the production of its smartphones, Huawei will continue to invest in the production of Kirin, the brand’s own processor. So far, there is no information about which smartphones from the company Qualcomm will have Snapdragon 778G and Snapdragon 898 processors.
The flagship chip may be used in a top-of-the-line model, such as the Mate 50 or P60, which could arrive in 2022. The Snapdragon 778G is expected to arrive in the Huawei Nova 9 line-up, which is expected to launch before the end of this year.