The Huawei Mate 40 Pro becomes the latest mobile of the brand to be launched in Spain using a Kirin processor. Due to the Trump administration’s veto, the manufacturer cannot produce its own processors, forcing them to look for alternatives. For weeks now they have been talking about their conversations to buy processors from other brands, as long as they are not compatible with 5G.
A few weeks ago it was mentioned that MediaTek was in talks to provide processors to Huawei. According to some Chinese media, it would now be Qualcomm who would have obtained a license, so that the Chinese manufacturer could use its Snapdragon processors.
What about Huawei after the US elections?After the elections that have been carried out in the United States, several scenarios are opened for Huawei, although we do not know which one will end up happening.
Huawei could use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
Qualcomm applied for a license from the United States government in order to supply processors to Huawei. This license has finally been accepted, which opens the door for the processor producer to become one of the suppliers for the Chinese phone manufacturer.
The main question so far is the existing restriction on 5G technology. Since it seems that the Chinese manufacturer still cannot have access to 5G processors. So it seems that at the moment the processors that will be supplied to the brand will all be 4G, in the absence of any confirmation in this regard.
A possible agreement between Huawei and Qualcomm depends largely on what happens with TSMC, a key company in the manufacture of the brand’s own Kirin processors. The Chinese phone maker may not close a deal with TSMC if the proper licenses are not obtained. This would open the door for firms like Qualcomm or MediaTek to become the suppliers of processors, in fact, the latest phone of the brand already used a MediaTek chip in China.
Another question is what will happen to Huawei now that the United States will change its president. The Trump administration has been in an ongoing war against the manufacturer, but Biden’s arrival in the White House may mean that the waters calm and the manufacturer’s veto ends.
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