For well-known reasons, Huawei’s self-developed HiSilicon chip will face a big test. If it is not approved by the United States in September, TSMC may not be able to work for HiSilicon. Fortunately, Huawei already has a guarantee for its 5nm Kirin processor for 2020. Nevertheless, what about Huawei flagships for 20201?
Obviously, it is not possible for Huawei to abandon its smartphone business. There is already an official report that the development of the Huawei P50 is in progress. This smartphone will probably arrive in the first half of next year. Of course, this phone should use the same 5nm chip as the Mate 40 series.
Will Huawei P50 series use a Kirin SoC?
According to a supply chain source (@Mobile Chip Expert), Huawei will have a new mobile phone with a 5nm processor next year. However, this 5nm processor is not designed by HiSilicon. This statement implies that the Huawei’s P50 series may use third-party 5nm processing next year.
Mobile Chip Expert didn’t specify where the 5nm chip will come from. However, there are only very few companies that can provide this chip. In addition to Apple, which has no possibility of takeout, Qualcomm and MediaTek also have 5nm chips. If we are to take a wide guess, you guess will be as good as mine, MediaTek. The MediaTek Dimensity 2000 series (if it chooses to name it this way) will use the 5nm process. Huawei already has huge orders with MediaTek.
If the news is true, then the Huawei P50 series will use a top 5nm processor as usual. Previously, Wang Yonggang, general manager of Huawei’s P series products, talked about the Huawei P50 series. According to him, the P-series must be in preparation for at least 18 months from concept design to product launch. The innovative technologies and solutions will be determined with R&D centers around the world one year in advance. This will be done before it can enter into the development stage. He said that each generation of P series products is based on Huawei’s cutting-edge capabilities in research and development. Furthermore, he believes that with the Huawei P50, there will be more surprises.
In accordance with regular practice, the Huawei P50 series will premier worldwide in March next year. Following Wang Yonggang timetable, the technical scheme of the P50 series is ready and it should be in the development stage. Like the Mate 40 series, the P50 series will also come with a 5nm Kirin processor (maybe not). Furthermore, this smartphone will focus on the camera and aesthetic design.