Huawei’s ordeal in the smartphone market could end next year, according to a new rumor from China. Indeed, Huawei would have found a way to develop the American sanctions to produce a Mate 50 5G.
Until now, Huawei had to deal with the US sanctions that prevented it from exploiting 5G compatible technologies for its smartphones. Huawei, for example, had to use Snapdragon chips without a 5G modem for its recent P50 and P50 Pro models, which were unveiled last week.
5G devices can use two types of waves for radio frequency (RF) applications: surface acoustic waves (SAW) and bulk acoustic waves (BAW). Whichever option you choose, the main core link filter technology of 5G RF chips comes from the United States, which is why Huawei cannot use 5G-enabled components. However, the Chinese manufacturer would have found a solution to circumvent these restrictions.
The Huawei Mate 50 5G would use an RF chip made in China
Rather than using American RF chips for its smartphones like all its competitors do, Huawei could use China-made 5G RF chips as early as next year. This could allow Huawei’s high-end Mate 50 smartphone, which was supposed to be released by the end of this year, to be compatible with 5G.
According to a report by MyDrivers, the Huawei Mate 50 5G could be launched in the second quarter of 2022, and use a Snapdragon 898. Qualcomm’s next high-end processor, which we currently know by its model number “SM8450” and its code name “Waipo”, will be the first on the market to be engraved in 4 nm.
A significant performance improvement over the current Snapdragon 888 can be expected, since the chip will use ARM’s new v9 architecture. The latter would be nearly 30% faster and would bury 32-bit a little more. We should see the arrival of a few smartphones equipped with the new Snapdragon SM8450 from next December after its presentation at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021and the future Xiaomi Mi 12 could be the first of them.