The United States managed to make Huawei’s life a lot more difficult, and it even had to sell Honor. Still, there is some encouraging news for the Chinese company. So, this week Qualcomm officially confirmed that it received a license from the US authorities, giving the green light for the supply of chips to Huawei.
True, we are talking exclusively about processors with support for 4G only; But Huawei should now grab every opportunity to survive. Therefore, it will gladly agree to buy Qualcomm 4G chips, and there is already information about which batch of processors will be purchased first.
Huawei Enjoy 20e with Snapdragon 460 SoC is coming soon
We are talking about the Snapdragon 460 chip, which will be installed in the Huawei Enjoy 20e. This is a fairly new and fresh SoC from Qualcomm, created using an 11-nanometer process technology. It has eight Kryo 240 processor cores with a peak frequency of 1.8 GHz and an Adreno 610 video accelerator.
It is known that Huawei Enjoy 20e will offer 4/6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging power and an HD+ screen. The device is a budget smartphone, so it is not surprising that it will be enclosed in a plastic case. The price tag for Huawei Enjoy 20e can start at $183.
Qualcomm officially confirms that it has licenses to supply Huawei some products
In recent times, there have been reports of companies that have secured a license to supply chips to Huawei. A few days ago, there were reports that Qualcomm has obtained licenses to supply Huawei. However, the latest report shows that Qualcomm can not supply all chips to Huawei. For smartphone chips, the company can not supply above 4G chips to Huawei. According to a report from the “Daily Business News”, Qualcomm has officially confirmed the reports. The company’s spokesperson said, “We have obtained (to Huawei) licenses for some products, including some 4G products”.
However, Qualcomm did not disclose when it can commence supply of 5G products to Huawei. Of course, we know that it will not be possible for now. Earlier this week, news broke that Qualcomm had obtained a Huawei license. KeyBanc, a well-known Wall Street investment bank, stated earlier this week that Qualcomm has obtained an export license to supply 4G chips to Huawei.
On July 30, Qualcomm announced that it had reached a patent license agreement with Huawei. The former will receive a one-time patent license fee of $1.8 billion. At the same time, Qualcomm has also reached a long-term agreement with Huawei. It has authorized Huawei to use Qualcomm’s patented technology. At the financial report meeting on November 5, the company confirmed that it had received a one-time payment of $1.8 billion from Huawei.