Huawei is popular for its flagship Mate series. Unfortunately, the next-generation Huawei Mate 40 series will be facing difficulties. Since the US ban is still troubling Huawei and it is getting worse. The UK just took its 5G equipment deal from Huawei. And the current news is that Huawei is having shortages of its flagship chipset, the Kirin 9000.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business revealed himself that the next generation Mate 40 series will introduce the most powerful Huawei’s chipset to-date named Kirin 9000. He also added that the Kirin high-end chips have become “out of print”, and they can not be produced later. Does that mean that we may not see Mate 40 series globally?
Well, according to a popular leakster, Evan Blass tweets that two Mate 40 devices are known for now. One is the vanilla Mate 40 which is code-named ocean and the other is a Pro version, code-named Noah. The Mate 40, according to him, will face difficulties in distribution due to the shortage of Kirin chipsets. He also mentions that Mate 40 Pro will come with a different firmware which might be an Android 11 open source compared to the EMUI 10.x on the vanilla model.
Last Kirin Chipset, More Problems For Huawei
To sum it all up, Huawei Mate 40 series is going to face a serious problem. The Mate series is a fan favorite across the globe and is known for its perfect cameras and design. What will Huawei do to survive this apocalypse? If they use another OEM for chipsets, they will lose the acclaimed Kirin’s photo-processing. Nor do Huawei has many choices. Qualcomm is also trying to get a green light from the US government to sell their chipsets to Huawei, but Huawei seems unlucky.
According to the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, said Huawei’s consumer business generated sales of 255.8 billion yuan in the first half of the year and 105 million mobile phone shipments worldwide. China is a big market for Huawei itself, but it seems Huawei will be having a hard time in other markets.