The Chinese company typically launches two flagship series every year and it’s not unusual for it to use the same premium chipset for its Mate and P series phones.
9 million Kirin 9000 SoCs were apparently shipped to Huawei by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) before a US ban went into effect.
Simply put, we aren’t exactly sure how Huawei will divide its meager stock of Kirin chips between its two flagship series, given that demand for the Mate 40 lineup alone could be over 10 million units this year.
The Honor V40 series does not have the Kirin 9000 processor, so it is cut.
— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) November 23, 2020
Samsung and LG will apparently make OLED panels for the Huawei P50
The Elec also says that Samsung and LG will be supplying OLED panels for the Huawei P50. It’s not clear if the company will make any more units of the Mate 40 series phones.
Huawei reportedly shipped 44 million units of P and Mate series phones in 2019. The company says its sales shrunk by 60 million units in 2019 because of the sanctions levied by the US. Needless to say, shipments will likely dip even further this year.
Written by Anam Hamid.
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