As it became known, the Huawei P50 smartphone received the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Chinese government, which indicates the imminent release of the long-awaited device.
The license for access to the Network was obtained by the version of Huawei P50, which supports 4G networks. Earlier, insiders reported that Huawei will first launch the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro models, followed by the P50 Pro +. Also according to reports, initially, versions of smartphones with support for 4G networks will be announced; and 5G models will appear in a couple of months.
The Huawei P50 and P50 Pro without support for fifth-generation networks can use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The next 5G versions will use the Kirin 9000 SoC. All smartphones out of the box must run the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system.
Sources add that Huawei has already begun preparing promotional materials for the Huawei P50 series for offline stores. Huawei has confirmed that the smartphone will receive a large camera; with two round modules that include a different number of lenses.
Also, according to the latest data, the announcement will take place on July 29; and sales will begin before the end of the summer.
Huawei’s own semiconductor manufacturing facility to begin operations in 2022
After the entry into force of last year’s US sanctions, the Chinese giant Huawei lost access to TSMC’s production facilities, but at the same time, the leaders of the first company have to hear promises to retain the HiSilicon development staff. Sources say that in Wuhan by 2022, an enterprise will begin operating, where Huawei will independently produce components for network equipment.
The relevant information was distributed on Friday by DigiTimes , but most of it was available only to subscribers. In the presentation of Sparrows News this material appears a bit more detail. For Huawei Technologies, the Wuhan facility will be the first where the company can process silicon wafers in-house. Until now, third-party manufacturers were doing this function.
As the source explains, the Wuhan enterprise will initially produce digital signal processors for communication equipment in fiber-optic data transmission networks. This type of product does not require modern lithography, which makes the task somewhat easier for Huawei. The Chinese company has had a research center in Wuhan for several years that has been developing telecommunications technology, HiSilicon processors and lidars for vehicle autopilot systems. It is possible that from next year this center will work closely with the new Huawei venture.