The Chinese company Huawei is going through hard times now. As a result of increased US sanctions in 2020, it lost access to most of its suppliers and partners. However, after Joe Biden took over the presidency of the United States instead of Donald Trump (Donald Trump), Huawei’s business went smoothly. So, now it can buy chipsets from the American company Qualcomm, albeit without 5G support. It is Qualcomm chips that will form the basis of most smartphones of the Chinese brand in the first half of next year.
Most Huawei smartphones that hit the market in the first half of 2022 will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, according to sources. Insiders did not name specific models. But, most likely, among them there will be both top models with flagship characteristics, as well as entry-level and mid-range smartphones.
By the way, Huawei is already using Qualcomm processors in its devices. So, relatively recently, the Huawei P50 series went on sale with a 4G version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor inside. The company also released the Huawei Nova 9 line, which is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset with an integrated 4G modem. The company still cannot use the 5G version of the chips due to the US sanctions. The brand continues to use proprietary Kirin processors. For example, the Kirin 9000 chipset, introduced in November 2020, is installed inside the flagship smartphone Kirin 9000. It is made on a 5-nanometer process technology and includes an eight-core central processor, a 24-core Mali-G78 graphics accelerator, a three-core neural processing module and a 5G modem. Balong 5000, which provides support for fifth generation cellular networks.