Internet sources have revealed the release dates and some technical specifications of Huawei’s next-generation flagship smartphones. We are talking about Mate X3 and Mate 50 devices.
According to reports, the smartphones of the Mate 50 family will debut in January next year. The devices are allegedly based on the flagship platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 898. According to reports, this processor will receive one powerful Cortex-X2 core with a clock frequency of 3.0 GHz, three productive Cortex-A710 cores with a frequency of up to 2.5 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.79 GHz. The chip will include the Adreno 730 graphics accelerator.
For February 2022, Huawei allegedly slated to announce the Mate X3 foldable flexible display smartphone. This device has a fingerprint scanner in the main screen area. The panel refresh rate may exceed 90 Hz.
Finally, some reports point that Huawei is considering releasing a tablet with an E Ink display. The device has the name MatePad Paper and code designation HMW-AL10. However, doubts have already been about the demand for such a gadget among buyers.
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Under the sanctions, Huawei thought about selling the production of servers on AMD and Intel chips
Two years of systematic strengthening of US sanctions led to the fact that Huawei Technologies said goodbye to the title of the largest smartphone manufacturer and transfer the Honor brand under the control of an independent consortium. Access to x86-compatible processors in the server segment is also complex due to sanctions, so Huawei is looking for buyers for the core business.
Bloomberg reported this today with reference to its own informed sources. The likely deal worth several billion yuan will not affect the Huawei server hardware business based on its own processors with Arm architecture. Intel and AMD did not really hide that they retained the ability to supply components for Huawei’s needs under the newly obtained licenses, but it cannot be said that they also cover central processors with x86-compatible architecture.
According to the source, both individual Chinese partners of the company and a whole consortium can act as buyers of a part of Huawei’s server business. One of the bidders, Henan Information Industry Investment Co., is backed by the Zhengzhou District Municipal Government. Consumer electronics maker Huaqin Technology is also hoping to gain access to Huawei’s server-based business. One of the investment companies associated with the authorities of Hubei province is also part of the negotiations.
Last quarter, Huawei Technologies’ revenue fell 38% year-on-year to $ 21.2 billion; but management attributed this to a deterioration primarily in the consumer business, which includes smartphones. The demand for Huawei server equipment in the corporate segment remained consistently high. The company’s turnover in the x86-compatible server market is not so great; and therefore it can without much hesitation part with its core business; focusing on the development of a cloud ecosystem using its own developed Arm-compatible Kunpeng processors.