The latest industry rumors suggest that the entire Huawei Mate 40 family of smartphones could use HiSilicon Kirin silicones exclusively for the Chinese market, and this is due to TSMC’s cessation of silicon manufacturing.
According to sources, Huawei would have only 8 million processors, although it seems a large number, it is a big problem when the Mate 40 family is expected to exceed 10 million units sold without problems.
If Huawei was initially rumored to be able to reach an agreement with Samsung, now it seems that the company will only use MediaTek processors and even Qualcomm with its Snapdragon 865+, although the latter case is indicated as a less reliable movement, perhaps due to high SoCs price, although at the marketing level a Huawei terminal with a Qualcomm SoC sounds like a much more tempting offer for the consumer.
In the event of finally opting for MediaTek, the most logical thing is that we come across the SoC Dimensity 1000+, which ultimately would be a significant performance cut compared to the expected Kirin 1020 @ 5nm. Perhaps most worrying is what will happen to the Huawei P50. And it is that while the Mate 40 is expected to be presented in September, the P series would not launch until the first quarter of 2021.