MediaTek recently announced its financial report for the second quarter and first half of the year. According to the report, revenue and profit have risen sharply, setting the best in 5 years. Behind this, MediaTek’s acquisition of Huawei’s procurement is an important factor. Also, MediaTek stated that 5nm chips will be mass-produced as soon as possible. Now, there are some reliable sources saying that MediaTek’s 5G processors will be included in the Huawei P50 supply chain. This is also the first time that MediaTek’s chips have entered high-end ($1,000) smartphone market.
MediaTek’s current supply chain of Huawei mainly refers to low-end products, of which the proportion of 4G chip supply is about 15%, but it will increase to about 30% by the end of this year.
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In terms of 5G chips, it is rumored that Qualcomm will resume its supply to Huawei. But MediaTek will still be the main supplier. This year, the proportion of 5G chips will increase from 0 to 25%, and it is expected to increase to 65% or even 75% next year.
Benefiting from this, many analysts expect MediaTek’s 5G chip shipments will increase from 50 million sets this year to 190 million sets in 2021, a 280% year-on-year increase.
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Not only the overall sales will increase, but MediaTek will also usher in major changes in the high-end smartphone market. Its 5nm 5G chips will appear on Huawei’s flagship machine in the first half of next year. As you guess, we are talking about the Huawei P50.
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If it successfully enters the Huawei P50 supply chain, MediaTek’s 5G chip will have the first opportunity to enter the $1,000-level smartphone niche, which MediaTek has dreamed of for many years.
Prior to this, Wang Yonggang, general manager of Huawei’s P-series products, publicly disclosed that the Huawei P50 has entered the development stage. At present, the development of the new machine is going well and will not be stagnated due to external factors.