Back in July 2021, Huawei launched the much awaited flagship phones phone for the year 2021. After a long six-month delay, Huawei had finally launched the new flagship Huawei P50 series in the second half of the year. However, the current difficulties encountered by Huawei’s mobile phone business have not been alleviated. Due to this, the inventory of the Kirin chipset is also low. So, it affected the upcoming Mate 50 series. It should have been released in the second half of the year. But the brand could not unveil the smartphone this year.
But now, there is a piece of new news about the upcoming device. That said, recently, there has been a new development in manufacturing the Kirin chipset. A famous Chinese Digital blogger named Peng Peng Jun on Weibo revealed today that Huawei’s Mate50 series had made a significant breakthrough in supply. He also added that the device could be expected in future.
As everybody knows, for some well-known reasons, Huawei was included in the list of entities that were on the denylist of the US Govt. Huawei, therefore, lost its US supply chain partners. The brand used to spend billions of dollars each year with its supply chain partners. In addition, any foundry that uses American technology to manufacture advanced chips were prohibited from providing services to Huawei. As the inventory of HiSilicon Kirin, 9000 series chips wasn’t sufficient, Huawei has been forced to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chips on its some models.
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However, with the easing of diplomatic relations, some companies have re-established good supply relations with Chinese companies such as Huawei. According to documents obtained by Reuters, 113 suppliers have obtained export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars. It will allow them to supply to Huawei. In addition, SMIC’s suppliers also have obtained 188 licenses worth about 42 billion US dollars. More than 90% of the licensing applications submitted by SMIC’s suppliers were approved, while 69% of the licensing requests submitted by suppliers to Huawei were approved.
Of course, most of the licenses obtained by the supply chain are for non-sensitive products. For example, 80 of the 113 licenses were obtained by Huawei’s US supply chain members. And 121 of the 188 licenses approved by SMIC suppliers are not supply licenses for sensitive products. Earlier, there were reports regarding the launch of the Mate 50 series. According to a previous tweet from Chinese digital blogger Changan Digital King, the flagship Huawei’s Mate 50 series will be launching in the future. The upcoming series of models will use the 4G version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chip. There has also been news that Huawei is already testing the Snapdragon internally. The 898 4G chip is expected to launch with the Huawei’s Mate 50 series and will be officially unveiled in Q1 or Q2 in the upcoming year.