Huawei to run out of Kirin chips this year – Huawei P50 Pro will switch to Snapdragon chips

Huawei P50 Pro

Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been at loggerheads with the U.S. over multiple issues. Eventually, Huawei was banned from doing business with American companies. In fact, the company can not do business with any company that uses American technology. The U.S. government needs to issue a license to these companies before they can do business with Huawei. Many of these companies have obtained licenses but only for technology that relates to 4G and below. Before the ban took effect, Huawei had a huge inventory of Kirin 5G flagship chips.  With the release of a couple of flagships after the ban, the company is finally running out of chips.

Huawei P50 Pro

The company was supposed to release the Huawei P50 series this spring. However, due to obvious reasons, it had to postpone the launch until midsummer. Even at that, we are still not 100% certain that the company will release this flagship this month. The reason for the uncertainty is because Huawei is seriously short of “cores” and Kirin processors inventory is going out. In order to continue the product lineup, Huawei has to change the “core”.

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Huawei P50 Pro will switch to Snapdragon chips by December

According to reports, the Huawei P50 standard version will launch in September. He claims that this smartphone will come with a Qualcomm processor. According to previous reports, this device will hit the shelves in early-to-mid August. The first batch of the P50 will use the Snapdragon 888 processor. However, this chip will not be the 5G version, it will have the SD888 4G version.

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As for the P50 Pro, this device will hit the market in August. It will arrive with Huawei’s Kirin 9000 processor. However, a new report claims that by December, the company will switch the chip to a Snapdragon chip. As for the Huawei P50 Pro+, there is no report regarding this device. This also means that the Kirin 9000 inventory will eventually be exhausted by the end of this year.

So, what about next year’s Mate 50 series? Will there be any more? Or will Huawei go to Qualcomm directly? These are questions that beg for answers. Regarding the situation of Huawei mobile phones, some netizens feel that the situation is really difficult.

The development of smartphones is not a simple process. A long list of companies usually gets involved in the manufacturing process. The CPU, GPU, camera, screen, battery, and other aspects may come from different manufacturers. If any of these manufacturers use American technology to make their components, Huawei will need a license from the U.S. to purchase this component.

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1 Comment

  1. Motti Bembaron
    July 15, 2021

    Kirin belongs and manufactured by a Chinese company. I doubt Huawei be short on those chips.